The Legend of Korra – the successor of the renowned Avatar: The Last Airbender series – aired last spring. Its unique Asian inspired steampunk universe quickly set the series’ apart of anything else that has aired; and its element bending martial arts have memorized fans from the beginning. Unfortunately, we have been left in the dark since season one’s finale since negotiations between creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk and Nickelodeon regarding The Legend of Korra‘s renewal. Season two was later green-lit but the rest of the series future still seemed undetermined at the time. (Rest assured. Konietzk stated that seasons 2, 3, and 4 are all now in production simultaneously.) Season two was given a title – Book Two: Spirits – and the public received some tidbits on the plot direction as the Korra team teased a 2013 release.
San Diego Comic-Con continues to be the mecca of reveals. Last year, Konietzko and DiMartino gave some insight into what to expect from the season season. Book Two will pick up six months after Book One and will partially take place in the Southern Water Tribe as Korra focuses her studies more on the Spirit World.
A selected few were lucky enough to get a screening of the whole first episode From Book Two: Spirits entitled “Rebel Spirits”. A trailer was released that has confirmed that The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits will air sometime in September 2013. The trailer features no voice acting but rest assure that all characters are returning with the original voice actors. Some new voice actors will be guest starring though. Today it was confirmed that Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn in AMC’s The Walking Dead, will be joining the cast as Wan – the very first Avatar. His story will take place 10,000 years before Korra’s and will star in two episodes titled “Beginnings 1 & 2”.
Book Two is looking like it is shaping up to be an incredible adventure through history and self discovery. One that I personally cannot wait to experience later this fall. Be sure to check back with us for future The Legend of Korra updates and a final air date.
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