The Legend of Korra

American animated television series

The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series aired on Nickelodeon. It follows an eponymous female Avatar and a native to the water tribe, attempting to bring peace to the world during the cycle. Unlike Avatar: The Last Airbender, the sequel is set in Republic City, a place where people of all nations, benders and non-benders, live together. The city depicts crime and is rattled by an anti-bender revolt, which serve as challenges for each characters.[3]

The Legend of Korra
Also known asAvatar: The Legend of Korra
Created by
Written by
  • Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Bryan Konietzko (season 1)
  • Tim Hedrick (seasons 2–4)
  • Joshua Hamilton (seasons 2–4)
  • Katie Mattila (seasons 3–4)
Directed by
  • Joaquim Dos Santos (season 1)
  • Ki Hyun Ryu (season 1)
  • Colin Heck (seasons 2–4)
  • Ian Graham (seasons 2–4)
  • Melchior Zwyer (seasons 3–4)
  • Michael Dante DiMartino ("Remembrances")
Voices of
ComposerJeremy Zuckerman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Bryan Konietzko
  • Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer)
Running time23 minutes (original)
Production companiesNickelodeon Animation Studio
Studio Mir
Original release
ReleaseApril 14, 2012 (2012-04-14)[2] –
December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)

Cast and characters

Main cast
Actor Role
Janet Varney Korra
David Faustino Mako
P. J. Byrne Bolin
J. K. Simmons Tenzin
Seychelle Gabriel Asami Sato
Mindy Sterling Lin Beifong
Kiernan Shipka Jinora
Dee Bradley Baker Naga, Pabu, Oogi



The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after Avatar: The Last Airbender.[4] Korra is the next Avatar after Aang, a rebellious girl who is hotheaded, independent and "ready to take on the world".[5][6] Korra comes from the Southern Water Tribe, and has already mastered Earth, Fire, and Water. Aang and Katara's son Tenzin is her Airbending teacher.[7][8]

One of the story's settings is Republic City, a "metropolis powered by steam-type technology", "inhabited by people from all four nations". Here Korra must deal with rampant crime and an anti-bender revolt.[7] Mike and Bryan have said that the world of Avatar has "definitely changed, and evolved, and advanced, but we're very conscious of keeping the same feeling. Not totally different, but it's definitely generations later."[8]

Series end


The Legend of Korra finally came to an end after four short seasons, with each season averaging twelve episodes. Even during production with inner conflict inside Nickelodeon, which pushed the creators jump from TV to strictly online; came part way through the series. Whether or not the jump alienated fans or gained more viewers is unknown, but it was an interesting move nonetheless. The series finale occurred on December 19, 2014. A lot of controversy was drawn out over how the series ended, due to the fact that in the final scene it implied that Asami and Korra became a couple.

  1. Pierrot animated episodes 13–18 and 21.


  1. Hoffman, Mike (July 24, 2014). "Legend of Korra Moving to Digital for Last Five Episodes". The Escapist. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  2. "Nick Press The Legend of Korra press release" (PDF). Nick Press. Burbank, California: Viacom. March 15, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2012. In the premiere episode, "Welcome to Republic City,"... In episode two, "A Leaf in the Wind,"...
  3. "'Legend of Korra': The 'Avatar' Creators on the New Spinoff - Speakeasy - WSJ". Archived from the original on 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2010-08-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. "'Avatar: The Last Airbender': Nickelodeon Greenlights TV Spinoff 'The Legend of Korra' - Speakeasy - WSJ". Archived from the original on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2010-08-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. "Movie News and Rumours - Yahoo! Movies".
  6. "The Associated Press: Nickelodeon sets 'Last Airbender' sequel for 2011". Archived from the original on 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
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