Looks Like Aang Wasn't the Last Airbender After All

By Rob Bricken in Cartoons
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Remember that Avatar: the Last Airbender sequel that Nickelodeon inadvertantly mentioned when looking for animators? They've officially announced it -- Avatar: The Legend of Korra will air (hee hee) next year, and be helmed by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the original creators. As for the plot, here's what THR has to say:
Tentatively titled "The Legend of Korra," the animated series will premiere in 2011 and focus on the next Avatar, a young female called Korra.

"Mike and Bryan have imagined a compelling new story inspired by the Airbender mythology that they so brilliantly crafted when the TV series began," said Brown Johnson, president, animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. "This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world."

"Korra" is set 70 years after the events of "Airbender" and sees Korra moving to Republic City to master her final element - air. With the guidance of the previous avatar Aang's son Tenzin, she has to fight crime and face a growing anti-bending movement that threatens to rip the metropolis apart. 
And Superhero Hype seems to have found a longer version of the press release, which includes...
The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang - a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra.  With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air.  Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City - a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology.  It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive.  However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart.   Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.
Works for me. What do you guys think?

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