Obviously anything “Avatar” that isn’t by M. Night Shamalamadickhead is exciting enough, but how do you make Avatar: The Last Airbender , a critically acclaimed animated series, better? Boobs and steampunk. Yep, those seem like the right catalysts that nerds will fall privy to.
Paramount, which owns Nickelodeon, first announced the series last summer, back when we thought the film was going to be something better than a racist, lethargic, pedantic, monotonous, pile of shit. Word and intrigue has since been mute. That was until The Wall Street Journal got their first good look at Korra, the heroine from The Last Airbender sequel series Legend of Korra.
Set 70 years in the future, The Legend of Korra follows a new Avatar named Korra whose attempts to master the final element, air, leads her to a brand new, steampunk influenced city. The WSJ also revealed the cast:
Janet Varney as KORRA
Kiernan Shipka as JINORA
Daniel Dae Kim as HIROSHI SATO
David Faustino as MAKO
Sheychelle Gabriel as ASAMI
Lance Hendrickson as LIEUTENANT
JK Simmons as TENZIN
Kick-Ass babe, steampunk, JK Simmons and Bud from Married With Children? I think I speak for every one when I say, “SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!”
The show is set to premiere on Nickelodon sometime in 2012. Are you as excited as I am?
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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.