It’s a great time to be subscribed to Netflix. Earlier this year, Avatar: The Last Airbender arrived on Netflix, much to fans’ delight. And it doesn’t just stop there — The Legend of Korra will also be joining the streaming service!
First announced on Netflix’s @NXOnNetflix Twitter account, the sequel to Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed animated series will debut on 14 August. However, the show was only announced for Netflix US, though it probably won’t be long before it hits the likes of Netflix Asia.
The Legend of Korra first ran on Nickelodeon from 2012 to 2014 for a total of four seasons, as opposed to The Last Airbender‘s three. It follows the story of Korra (Janet Varney), the spiritual descendant of the previous Avatar and protagonist of A:TLA, Aang.
Unlike her cheerful and generally timid predecessor, Korra is bold, brash, yet extremely gifted with three of the four elements. She struggles to learn airbending, despite being taught by Aang’s youngest son, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), but eventually overcomes her struggle and reaches her own heights as her generation’s Avatar.
The show also depicted the world of Avatar as a reflection of the Industrial Revolution, with the question of technology versus bending as one of the central conversations in many of the seasons. it also gave viewers the pro-bending (professional bending for short) sport, which showcased some of the best-animated scenes in the franchise to date.
Despite being aired for a kid-centric network, TLoK, like its predecessor series, presented rather mature themes, such as the effects of dictatorship, anarchy and revolution, as well as LGBTQ+ relationships, which many have praised for how it handled said topics.
It is also worth noting that Studio Mir, the folks behind the animations of The Legend of Korra, is also working on the upcoming animated movie spinoff of The Witcher on Netflix.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.