The Nickelodeon series The Legend of Kora is nearly ready for the September debut of its second season. Each season is called a “book”, and this season’s book takes the newly minted, fully enabled Korra back and forth between this plane of existence and the next as she seeks to find (and possible enforce) balance between the world of the physical and the world of spirit.
The Legend of Korra premiered on the Nickelodeon television network in 2012. It was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko as a sequel to their series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. The new series follows Avatar Korra as she travels to the metropolis of Republic City to learn airbending and face an anti-bender revolutionary group called the “Equalists.” Several people involved with creating Avatar, including designer Joaquim Dos Santos and composers Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn, returned to work on The Legend of Korra.
It was originally going to be just a 12 episode miniseries, but the response was so strong that it became a 52 episode project separated into four books, each of which tells a different story and stands on its own.
It’s clear from the teaser that it’s going to be a wild, fun ride – but a modern masterpiece of animation as well.
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