Reverend Jax Posted July 23, 2010 Share Posted July 23, 2010 (edited) Nickelodeon has announced that they will a new series taking place in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be premiere on their networks in 2011. Here are some of the confirmed facts. This series is being developed by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators of the original series. It is also confirmed that the same music and sound effects team are on board. The title character, Korra, is a teenage female Avatar from the Southern Water Tribe. She is the Avatar that successed Avatar Aang from ATLA. She is described in the press release as "passionate, rebellious, and fearless" as well as "hotheaded, independent and ready to take on the world." The series is set 70 years after the events in ATLA. At the beginning of the series, she will already have mastered Waterbending, Earthbending and Firebending, with only Airbending left to complete her training. Korra will learn Airbending from Aang's son, Tenzin. Katara has been confirmed as Tenzin's mother (in case there was any doubt), though whether she will still be alive in this new series has not been revealed. While Team Avatar rarely spent more than a single episode in a single place during ATLA, ATOK will take place mostly in a new setting, Republic City. Republic City is described as the epicenter of the Avatar world, a city where people from all nations live together. Mike and Bryan have drawn inspiration from "Shanghai in the 1920s and 30s and Hong Kong and even Western cities like Manhattan and even location-wise cities like Vancouver, a city that juts out on a peninsula or an island and has these big mountains around it." It is also said to be a somewhat 'steam-punk' city. Republic City is said to be crime-plagued and also in the middle of an anti-bender revolt/movement. Mike and Bryan have said that while the show will feel more mature than ATLA in some ways, they believe in a balance of tones and the will not be without the sense of the humor of the first show. The names of two other main characters have been revealed: Meelo and Wei Bei, however, nothing else is known about them. When asked if characters from the previous series will pop up in this new one, Mike and Bryan said they didn't want to give anything away "but rest assured there’s a definite link between the old series and this one." Info on the Press Release announcing the series. The Wall Street Journal's interview with the series' creators. Some have speculated that having an "anti-bender" movement be part of the story might mean we could see some themes explored that have a kind of X-Men vibe to them. That definitely sounds possible. Needless to say, I am psyched. Edited July 23, 2010 by Reverend Jax Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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