Nickelodeon Greenlights THE LAST AIRBENDER Spinoff, THE LEGEND OF KORRA

     July 21, 2010

Nickelodeon has given the go-ahead to The Legend of Korra, a spinoff of the popular and wonderful Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Before Airbender fans begin hyperventilating about a crappy cash-in on their beloved property (wasn’t Shyamalan’s movie enough?!), series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are behind the new project.   According to Variety, Korra will take place 70 years after the events of Avatar with rebellious teenager Korra as the new Avatar and the center of the storyline.  Variety also says that Nick is hoping the new series will be more “femme-friendly”, which is strange since I know more female die-hard Avatar fans than male ones. Nick toon president Brown Johnson said of Korra, “This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world.”

It’s an interesting take as the main characters of Avatar will either be deceased or very old.  However, without spoiling anything about the series, there was room for the story to grow and I’m excited for whatever DiMartino and Koietzko want to do.

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