Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Avatar - The Legend of Korra

Last year, at Comic Con 2010, Nickelodeon announced the development of a new series in the "Avatar" universe, as a bit of a sequel to "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (hereinafter referred to as "The Legend of Aang", the international subtitle), dubbed "The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra". Yes, the title sucks, and they should've gone simply with "Avatar: The Legend of Korra", but it's too late and they're not going to change it.
Point being, at this year's Comic Con 2011, Nickelodeon gave a 2 hour panel of the new series, showcasing a lot of concept art, development, and shared some insight on the development of the new series' story and how it relates to The Legend of Aang. Also, they showed off a trailer of the new series that was originally only green lit for 12 episodes, but was given the green light for an additional 14 after those 12 (in the same season, not a second season).
What do we know about the new series?
  • "The Legend of Korra" takes place 70 years after the events of the original Avatar series.
  • Korra is the waterbending Avatar after Aang, a passionate, rebellious and fearless teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe, who has already learned three elements and needs to master Air.
  • Aang and Katara's son, Tenzin, will be Korra's airbending master (sifu).
  • The epicenter of the modern Avatar world is Republic City, a metropolis fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive.
  • Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart.
  • Mike and Bryan said there's going to be a "definite link" between ATLA and TLOK.
  • "The Legend of Korra" will be more mature than the original show, but will still have the same sense of fun and adventure.
  • The Track Team, who did the music and sound for the original series, will also be working on the new series.
  • Dante Basco, the voice actor for Zuko in The Legend of Aang, will return to The Legend of Korra to voice someone related to Zuko.
  • Dee Bradley Baker, the voice actor for Appa & Momo, will return to voice the numerous animals throughout the series.

1 comment:

  1. I cant wait for this to come out! avatar was an amazing series!