It was the natural next step after Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA)’s Netflix debut.
The Legend of Korra, a queer-inclusive spin-off of Nickelodeon’s beloved and critically acclaimed animated series, will hit the streaming platform in the U.S. in mid-August, Netflix has confirmed. Set 70 years after Aang’s epic adventures in ATLA, TLOK follows its namesake heroine, a talented, headstrong Water Tribe native in the process of mastering all four elements as the world’s next Avatar.
She’s the avatar, you’ve gotta deal with it. The Legend of Korra is coming to Netflix on August 14th in the US. pic.twitter.com/r16aGudm7s
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 21, 2020
The sequel ran for four seasons and ended six years ago, but ATLA’s popularity on Netflix had fans wondering if TLOK would be its next acquisition.
What’s more, Korra is canonically bisexual in the ATLA-verse. (Spoilers ahead!) In the series finale, she ends up falling for her best friend, Asami, and the pair walk off hand-in-hand into the Spirit World for a well-earned vacay. Their relationship continues to unfold in the Legend of Korra comic books.
This Pride, Korra even got a shout-out from Nickelodeon on the network’s Twitter account, where she was celebrated alongside other queer Nick pioneers Michael D. Cohen (Henry Danger) and Spongebob Squarepants.
Mark your calendars, benders: The Legend of Korra hits Netflix on Friday, August 14. Until then, you can binge-watch Avatar: The Last Airbender for some enriching—but not 100% necessary for comprehension—backstory.