Netflix revealed that The Legend of Korra will replace Avatar: The Last Airbender on August 14. The announcement came after the streaming aired the Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series became a go-to binge watch for both beginners and existing fans since the quarantine period.
A brief recap: Avatar Series
As anybody familiar with Avatar, the nature of this series consists of four countries. Each country is based on the essential elements: fire, water, air, and earth. There is a single individual anytime, known as the Avatar, with the power to manage the four elements. When an Avatar dies, their spirit will be reborn in the process into the next country.
The Legend of Korra comes years after Avatar: The Last Airbender. Seventy years after the last events of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” Korra moves to Republic City after Aang ‘s death. Aang was a naturally talented Airbender and had to train to master the other three components. Korra, however, was outstanding in those but struggles with air’s spirituality. She practices beyond under airbending master Tenzin. Korra also forms a pro-bending team with a couple of friends, and tries to preserve unity in the face of rising tensions between benders and non-benders.
There are four seasons (following the three from Avatar) in the Legend of Korra, and two sequel comic trilogies. If you haven’t looked at this yet, make sure you try it out next month when it comes to Netflix.
The Last Airbender vs. Korra: Which is a better series?
It’s challenging to underestimate just how large a hit The Last Airbender has been for Netflix. The series, again, 15 years old, has been hovering in the top 10 of television shows or all the programs on the channel for months now, a sign of it being A) incredibly excellent, B) 60 + episodes to get through rather than new 10 episode season and C) it is a great family series that can be appreciated by all ages, particularly in these tough pandemic lockout times.
Korra is another impressive series. If it fails at all, it is just because similarities are almost the same as The Last Airbender. Yet it’s harsh given that The Last Airbender will be one of the best shows ever produced and it’s a high bar. Yet Korra is also an outstanding movie. Even if the final plot doesn’t quite reach Avatar’s heights, Korra may be one of the favorite characters from the film itself.