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I’m a week or so behind the times, but I’ve finally caught up with the final season of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, including its absolutely sublime finale that fans will be talking about for years to come.

In it (spoilers), there are many fantastic moments, including Korra essentially forgiving the big-bad villain of the entire season, going out of her way to save her life instead of letting her be consumed by the superweapon she built.

But past that, the most talked-about portion was the final two minutes, where Korra and Asami, both ex-girlfriends of presumed romantic lead Mako, decide to take a vacation together into the Spirit World. The two walk hand into the portal of light and the final shot is them facing each other, practically nose to nose in a way that mirrors both the nuptial pose of two characters who got married minutes earlier in the episode, and the end of The Last Airbender which had Aang and Kitara kissing.

It was subtle enough to be ambiguous, but later the creators spoke out to confirm outright that yes, after planting (very sly) seeds the past two seasons, Korra and Asami had grown from rivals to friends to more than friends in those final moments, and they were indeed closing out the series by entering a new, romantic phase of their relationship.

Korra has always tackled incredibly mature issues for a supposed “kid’s show,” but this is one of the most amazing things the series has ever done, and it was a beautiful ending to an already beautiful show.

But much digital ink has already been spilled about Korra’s unexpected exploration of gender and sexuality. I’m here to talk about the feeling after the warm fuzzies of the finale wore off. The cold, gripping terror that there are no more episodes of Korra to come, and as of yet, no plans to make a new Avatar show.

The creators making another new Avatar show on Nickelodeon does seem unlikely at this point. Korra has not performed well on Nickelodeon these past few years, its maturity making it feel oddly out of place on the kids’ network. Nickelodeon did let it live out the rest of its days, not axing it early, but it was yanked from the airwaves and put online, and budget cuts resulted in sad moments like Nick telling the Korra team TISI +1.71% they would either have to cut staff, or cut an episode. They opted to do a dreaded clip show instead near the end of the final season instead (which fortunately wasn’t so bad).

From the title of this piece, you may guess what I’m hoping for the future of the series. With the relationship between Team Avatar and Nickelodeon rather sour, and the show feeling very out of place on the channel’s line-up, it’s time for someone to swoop in and pick up the Airbender/Korra/Avatar franchise for themselves.

I’ve tossed around the idea of Disney picking up the Avatar universe. After buying Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, the rights to Avatar (and please don’t think of James Cameron’s blue aliens every time that word is mentioned) would be a relative steal I’m sure. Korra was no Disney princess, but it’s easy to see how the show could fit into Disney’s expanding universe of kick-ass properties.

And yet, I think Avatar would be best served if the franchise was picked up by Netflix NFLX -0.61% instead, as it would be a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties.

A new Avatar series, one that presumably takes place decades or even centuries after the events of Korra, would need freedom that it just didn’t have on Nickelodeon. The Netflix model allows entire seasons of a show to be greenlit at once, so there’s no need to worry about budget cuts or potential clip shows. And given that Netflix isn’t aimed at any one demographic, the need to keep the show explicitly “kid-friendly” isn’t there either. In Korra, for example, Nickelodeon allowed the hinted Korra/Asami same-sex pairing, but only if it was kept subtle. The implication being that anything as direct as declarations of love or an onscreen kiss would be too subversive for their impressionable young audiences, and they wanted to avoid calls and letters from angry parents not wanting to explain how two same-gendered cartoon characters could fall in love. That’s just one of many restrictions the show would lose.

The Avatar universe would be a great pick-up for Netflix as well. Though the service is on top of the world and making money hand over fist, their original content offerings have struggled as of late. They haven’t had a true “original” hit since the debut of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, with recent experiments like Marco Polo falling flat, trying to please everyone and ultimately entertaining no one. The Avatar universe comes built-in with one of the most passionate fanbases I have ever seen, and short of reviving Firefly, I’m not sure there’s another show Netflix could pick up that would produce a larger, more loving reaction from fans.

Obviously they did this with Arrested Development with mixed results, but a new Avatar would essentially be a blank slate, where there wouldn’t be issues involving getting ten members of an ensemble cast in the same room together, which was AD season four’s primary problem. A new Avatar show would also not step on the toes of really anything else they have to offer currently, and would be its own niche. Netflix has experimented with animation in the form of definitely-not-for-kids BoJack Horseman, but that show is very FX and couldn’t have less in common with a potential Avatar show if it tried. Netflix is toying with their own kids programming, but again, Avatar exists in this weird unorthodox space where it can entertain kids, but is probably better watched by adults given its frankly stunning emotional complexity.

And lastly, Avatar shows are simply better binge watched. I’ve waited until after each season of both The Last Airbender and The Legend or Korra aired to watch all the episodes in two or three days, as waiting week to week for a show that’s just twenty minutes or so was too painful. Each season works best as one long story, which makes it absolutely perfect for a released-all-at-once service like Netflix.

I’m not privy to future plans of the Avatar creators, nor will I speculate about the exact content a third Avatar series would contain, but I will say that this universe is too incredible to simply disappear, and if it does live on, it obviously needs to find a new home other than Nickelodeon. I think Netflix might be it.…
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Here are some places to get you started on what exactly is Legend of Korra.

Title: Legend of Korra

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko

Company: Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Release Date: Saturday, April 14th 2012 at 11 AM

Plot: Republic City is everything that Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko fought for when they ended the Hundred Year War. With balance restored to the four nations, benders and non-benders can live together in peace, in this thriving metropolitan area. But even the steampunk paradise of Republic City has its problems, as the next Avatar discovers. When Avatar Korra arrives in Republic City to master her airbending, she comes face to face with criminal bending gangs as well as members of a vocal anti-bending revolution. Before long, Korra's Avatar skills are put to the test when she encounters a group of Chi-blockers led by the charismatic and mysterious Amon, who threatens the city and all the benders in it. Despite the immense danger, Korra vows to fight the growing anti-bending revolution. But will she be able to stop Amon before he rises to power and makes his vision of a bending-free world a reality?

# Of Episodes: 1st Season (12) // 2nd Season (14) = 26

Korra…… (…
Bolin… (…
Mako… (…
Tenzin… (…
The Equalists…
Chief Lin Beifong (…
Asami Sato…

Official 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

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"LoK" - abbreviation for Legend of Korra

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:new: Watch Legend of Korra episodes online for free weekly in HD via Nickelodeon

:new: Read this to catch up on what's being going on with the Legend of Korra Show - also, check out the new teaser trailer!

:new: Read this to see a lot of images, concept art and sketches done by Bryan and mike

:new: Click this to see a analysis of the OFFICIAL trailer, where you may see some things that you didnt notice when you saw the trailer. SLOW MOTIONS!


:bulletblack: Basic Info on LoK
:bulletblack: Info from the Creators
:bulletblack: Info from Yahoo News
:bulletblack: Info from Toonzone
:bulletblack: Info from Avatar Wikia
:bulletblack: Korra is a mini-series?
:bulletblack: Info from Tumblr
:bulletblack: Comic Con Interview With Creators
:bulletblack: LoK music
:bulletblack: Doodles of Korra and Meelo
:bulletblack: Korra Forum
:bulletblack: More Confirmed Returning Showrunners
:bulletblack: Interview With Dee Bradley Baker
:bulletblack: Dante Basco To Voice A Character In Korra
:bulletblack: Animated Line Test of Korra Fight Scene
:bulletblack: First look at Korra
:bulletblack: Official Cast Announcement
:bulletblack: Interview with the Creators


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ShinzaS Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
CalebMcCleese Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have recently talked to the people of Gallery Nucleus about the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra art exhibit. I feel that everyone who has submitted fan art for both series should have a shot of having their work featured at this exhibit! As for me, I'm heading to California to see this gallery and hopefully have a chance to see and talk to Bryan and Mike in person. I wish everyone luck if they decide to submit their artwork!!!…
ShinzaS Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Erisabetta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, fans! I make drawing commissions of LOK! Take a look on my gallery and journal for informations! :la:
Rose74 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Writer

Hello there. Please excuse the long message, but I have to say, when I found out about the ending, I was greatly disappointed and it felt like my heart just dropped. While I wouldn't say I was the biggest Avatar or Legend Of Korra fan, it was very admirable and I liked the shows for not taking itself too seriously at time. It strived to be something that we all can be entertainment, for something children and even young adults can watch and laugh for a few minutes. Sadly, Legend Of Korra was cancelled on Nick and played online. At least that's what I heard. Anyway, it was very disheartening to learn how the creators turned this wonderful show into some political statement, how they turned this innocent form of entertainment into a 'popularity" game and "shipping' wars" fiasco. Learning about the ending, it felt forced, not to mention force-feeding the gay lifestyle down people's throat. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT anti-gay, I don't believe in hating or discriminating against anyone for being who they are. That's not for us to judge, but God if he's up there. But I truly felt it was selfish and arrogant of the creators to put a political statement like that in a children's show that many had admired. This has now turned into an issue that has caused division in the fans, and that really breaks my heart. Some parents don't want to worry about explaining to the children about gay characters on a children's cartoon show, and they shouldn't have to be made to unless they are comfortable with it. No matter what the creators said on their sites, this WAS about fanservice, this WAS about getting popularity, attention, and be praised for being "pro-gay". While it is admirable that gay people are being treated with a little more respect, as all people should, it was really sad it had to come to this....pushing homosexuality in a children's show. But it's good to see that people are still holding on to Korra with Mako, despite the ending.

From what I understand, while there was a big explosion of fanart and such for Korrasami, there was still quite a bit of people that were unhappy with this and still holding on to Mako and Korra. I'm glad for them. There's always fanart and fanfiction, and some of them come out even better than what the show or book portrays. I'm not happy, glad, or mad at Korrasami fans. It's just the way it is. Most of them are just followers anyway, those "HEY! Look at me, I like Korrasami and gay people too! I'm making Korrasami fanart too! Aren't I cool? Don't you think I'm cool because I agree with everyone else too? Tee hee, tee hee!" people here on Deviant Art anyway. While I don't agree with harming or discriminating against gays, I'm not one of those bubble-headed yaoi and yuri fangirls either that want to bang their drums and scream about how cool homosexuality is, and calling everyone who don't agree with them homophobes.  I admire and prefer traditional marriage and love between a man and woman, but does that make me a homophobe? No, it doesn't. Anyway perhaps it's better to think of it as open-ended. Anything can happen. With that being said, best of luck with this club, keep it up. :thanks:

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