My son told me a while ago that a new AVATAR show was coming out on Nickelodeon - AVATAR: LEGEND OF KORRA. This revisit to the world of the wildly popular AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER puts us 70 years later, in the middle of the industrial age, where towns and villages are now cities. KORRA is a teenager from the southern water tribe, and next Avatar. She’s older than Aang was, and she has learned 3 of the 4 bending skills – fire, earth and water, but still has to master airbending.
Korra travels to Republic City, a metropolis bustling with benders and regular people alike, the very city that Aang and Fire Lord Zuko envisioned. Unfortunately, when Korra arrives, she’s met with element bending criminals, and anti-bending radicals led by Amon. But things aren’t all bad as Korra befriends two brothers – Mako (firebender) and Bolin (earth bender). She also has her polar bear-dog Naga.
I, for one, am soooo looking forward to this new steam-punk version of the series. As an adult and geek, I enjoyed the original AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER series when it aired. I highly recommend going back and catching it. You can watch some of the episodes on NICKTOONS HERE. But I don’t recommend you see M. Night’s version which was a travesty of the series.
If you want, you can also watch the first episode of the new series here - Book One: Air – Chapter One: Republic City.
AVATAR: LEGEND OF KORRA premieres on Nickelodeon April 14th at 11am e.s.t.
UPDATE: I just watched the first two episodes and I’m a fan. Why not just watch the first one here (if it doesn’t play, try reloading the page)…