The beloved Nickelodeon animated series AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER will officially be getting a sequel, according to Screen Rant. The spinoff, entitled THE LEGEND OF KORRA, will center around a waterbender named Korra who becomes the Avatar, the one person chosen from all the world to control the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. Created by original series masterminds Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk, the new show will take place 70 years after the time of the original series, which ran three full seasons from 2005 to 2008.
After the death of Aang, the protagonist from the original series, Korra must learn the art of airbending from Aang’s son Tenzin. THE LEGEND OF KORRA is said to be aimed at a more mature audience. The show will open with an arc focused on an anti-bending movement taking place in Republic City, a new location unique to the new series.
Fans of the franchise will be glad to hear that their favorite characters from AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER may make occasional appearances in flashback form, and what’s more, original series composer Jeremy Zuckerman is on board for the new show as well. It sounds like Nickelodeon wants to honor the wishes of the original series’ ultra-devoted fans and bring them another show in the same vein. One thing’s for sure: fans will be happy to know that this series will be completely devoid of any influence from M. Night Shyamalan.