LOS ANGELES â€“ A spinoff from Nickelodeon's "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is in the works.
The channel said Wednesday the new animated TV series will premiere in 2011. It has the working title, "The Legend of Korra."
Nickelodeon says the series will build on the "mythology" of the original "The Last Airbender" series, which inspired this summer's live-action movie from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH-muh-lahn).
The "Legend of Korra" is from the creator-producers of "Avatar: The Last Airbender."
Nickelodeon executive Brown Johnson says the new series will focus on a teenage girl avatar named Korra. Brown describes her as hotheaded, independent and "ready to take on the world."
"Avatar: The Last Airbender" has ranked among the highest-rate series on the Nickelodeon and Nicktoons channels.
Nickelodeon has announced a new series from the creators of cartoon epic â€œAvatar: The Last Airbender.â€
The new show from Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko has the working title of â€œThe Legend of Korraâ€ and will premiere on Nickelodeon in 2011.
A live action theatrical movie based on the cartoon series called â€œThe Last Airbenderâ€ was released earlier this summer to pans from critics and better-than-expected box office. The movie was directed by M. Night Shyamalan (â€The Sixth Senseâ€), who has expressed interest in doing a sequel. Paramount, the studio behind the film, is watching the movieâ€™s international grosses before making firm plans about any follow-ups.
The world of â€œAvatar: The Last Airbenderâ€ is one in which there are four nationsâ€“Air, Water, Earth and Fireâ€“each with â€œbendersâ€ capable of controlling the elements. In the first series, a young airbender named Aang is revealed to be the Avatar, someone capable of manipulating all four elements, and prophesied to help save the world. â€œAvatar: The Last Airbenderâ€ debuted on Nickelodeon in 2005 and aired for three seasons.
Nickelodeon said in a release that â€œThe Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of â€˜Avatar: The Last Airbenderâ€™ and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang â€“ a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra.â€
Korraâ€™s quest eventually leads her to Republic Cityâ€“the epicenter of the world of â€œAvatar.â€ A metropolis powered by steampunk-type technology, the city is inhabited by people from all nations. Korra finds that Republic City suffers from rampant crime and is also dealing with an anti-bender revolt. Korra is tutored by Aangâ€™s son, Tenzin, is the ways of airbending.
Ik geloof dat de serie werd gevolgd hier op IGF dus... persoonlijk lijkt het me wel tof, want ik heb weinig tekenfilms gezien met de kwaliteit van Avatar de afgelopen jaren. Discuss. De vraag is, kunnen we hier blij om zijn?