Avatar: The Last Airbender Gets New Series

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One of the greatest cartoon television series of all times became what may be one of the most disappointing films of all time a few weeks ago. Yes, I’m referring to Avatar: The Last Airbender, re-dubbed The Last Airbender for the M. Night Shyamalan film adaptation.

The award-winning Nickelodeon television series ran for three full seasons, designed that way intentionally to tell the full story of the legend of Aang, a young Airbender and the last of his people who, with his friends, must journey through the Water, Earth and Fire nations to learn how to master all four elements and save the world from the tyranny of the Fire Nation.

The series aired from early 2005 to mid-2008 and spawned the beginning of a potential film franchise. Due to the cartoon’s critical success and mass appeal, despite the film’s failure to become a big box office hit or win over critics (read our review of The Last Airbender), the creators of the series Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk knew that Nickelodeon would come asking for more and that’s exactly what they did. Now we have a new series in the works, currently titled Legend of Korra.

The spinoff series, which made headlines back in May when Nickelodeon copyrighted the name, is being created as a more mature show with a new lead character; Korra is the next Avatar, a female teenage Water Bender from the Southern Water Tribe in a series which aims to keep the same sense of fun and adventure as the original. Nickelodeon confirmed a few days ago that the follow-up series would begin airing next year.

The story of the Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the ends of Avatar: The Last Airbender where Aang has now passed away and Korra must learn the fourth and final element from the new last airbender left in the world: Aang’s son, Tenzin.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk talked about the genesis of the show and revealed a few key details. First off, Tenzin is the son of Aang and – you guessed it – Katara from the original series.

There will be definite tie-ins between the two series but no details were revealed as to what characters may make return appearances. The new series largely takes place in Republic City, a new location devised for the new series, based on designs of 1920s era Shanghai and Hong Kong with some Western influences thrown in as well.  One concept art image for the series (shown up top) has been released for the series and it gives you an idea of what Republic City may look like.

In Republic City, there’s an anti-bending movement taking place and this is where we will start seeing some of the more mature themes of Legend of Korrai unfold.

Here are some answers from the creators to questions you might be wondering yourself:

Avatars tend to live very long lives, how come Aang has passed after only 70 years?

“Konietzko: You gotta keep in mind that he was frozen in a state of suspended animation for 100 years, so he kind of burned up some of his extra Avatar time.”

What motivated the change in gender for the new Avatar and protagonist of the series?

DiMartino: “It’s not so much about changing because we had Avatar Kyoshi before Aang. We’d established that the Avatar can be male or female and we just thought let’s explore one of those more in depth, because Kyoshi was a popular character with a lot of fans and it seemed like a great opportunity to not retread what we’d done with Aang, who was a great hero, we all loved him, but we really wanted to try something different. And we have so many great female fans out there, who really responded to Katara in the first series, we thought we have the fan base who are really going to enjoy seeing the Avatar be a female.”

Konietzko: “Mike and I, we love those characters too, and we’ve encountered countless fans who are male who really like those characters too. We just don’t subscribe to the conventional wisdom that you can’t have an action series led by a female character. It’s kinda nonsense to us.”

It’s a little sad to see our favorite heroes from Avatar: The Last Airbender become history, but at the same time, I am excited at the prospect of another series set in the same world from the original creators and same crews. At Comic-Con 2010 last week, it was also confirmed that composer Jeremy Zuckerman will return to do the music and sound for the series – another great bit of news!

If you haven’t seen it or don’t own the series yet, check our our review of Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 1 Collector’s Edition.

Follow us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant and tell us what you think about Avatar: Legend of Korra.

Sources: The Wall Street Journal, UGO

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  1. Yes!!!! I love the way they plan to embrace their more Mature audiences, because I’m seventeen and watched the original show when I was twelve years old. I plan to watch this as well, and it’s not like a dumb cartoon, anime, although Avatar is an American show, has this darker more mature theme in itself. They portray alot of violence and love scenes, which make them great. So I’m extremely glad they’re aiming for a higher age group, because although The Last Airbender was aimed at 9-11 year olds it actually appealed more to 12-18 year olds. And as for a girl Avatar, I love the idea!!!

    • i agree

    • I’m alittle sad that they really didn’t finish the series. If i remember correctly the book 3 ended with prince zuku saying he would help the avatar and thats it so why not show the training of zuku and aang. sad but atleast thier coming back with something new

      • I think maybe you missed the rest of series 3, Zuko saying he was going to help Aang happened in the middle of the 3rd series, during the solar eclipse. After that there were episodes with Zuko training Aang and earning the trust of the others culminating in a TV movie for the finale (Sozin’s Comet).

  2. From the moment I heard about this new series I was excited. Not only because it is a spin-off of one of my favorite series of all time, but it is in the hands of the people that created the original series in the first place. So I know I can expect nothing but great things from this new series.

  3. interesting, i never ended up watching the last season of airbender, the show got pulled off tv and i never bothered chasing after a dvd copy of the whole series. i think it would have been cool if they showed aang as an old man, but i suppose it does make sense that he’s past away etc. i wonder if they’ll show katara

  4. Hopped on the bandwagon way late haha, just power watched the series this past month << thank you internet.

    Amazing show, great characters, very very excited to at least hear some stories of the first team.

    Betcha Aang went with Katara or something, due to age or sickness or whatever. I want to see an old Toph and Sokka though, priceless haha.

  5. And Ryan, i think your right, from the other articles and news things ive seen, Korra is a waterbender

  6. I have been a fan of the series since it came out and if I remember correctly the next avatar in the cycle is soppused to be a water bender…so either there is an error on someones part with this article, either on your part or maybe nickelodean is screwing with the cycle to generate some press among the faithfull…

    (Sorry if my spelling is off, my phone doesn’t have a spell check)

    • No, you remembered correctly – it’s the writer of the article making a mistake, because all other articles referred to Korra as a Water Tribe Avatar.

      It’s also pretty stupid to assume that Tenzin will be the ONLY Airbender in the series, of course – if he’s Aang’s SON, he’s probably going to be in his 50′s or 60′s (40′s at the MINIMUM), and may have kids of his own. I’m assuming that Tenzin will simply be the most qualified to teach Korra.

      Admittedly, I’m personally a little bummed that they passed the opportunity – AGAIN! – to have a awesome older female mentor as a major character (the only major female characters were teenagers, remember?), but I’ll forgive them if Toph or Katara (or even Suki, Ty Lee or Mai) appear and are STILL able to kick butt!

      Korra’s definitely a response to the positive reception of female characters in the show – most especially Katara, Toph and the mostly-unseen Avatar Kyoshi.

      I can’t wait!

    • Ya, Korra is a Water Bender from the Southern tribe, that’s a mistake on my part.

  7. Yeah, I read from other articles that Korra’s a water bender. and please.. please.. don’t allow M. Night Shyamalan butcher any more of the Avatar Series in his movie. We care about the series so much for this Director to just change every important detail of the story to suit his likings.

  8. I hope this new series will be shown in HD, that’d be cool. Not sure if Nickelodeon is in HD or not, but if any show deserves it, it’s this one.

  9. I think the tie-ins will be more the children of the previous characters. Sokka’s and Suki’s kid(s), Zuko’s and Mai’s kids. Also it will be interesting to see how the world is treating the fire nation. And how Zuko did as fire lord. Also, if it takes place 70 years after the end of Book 3, wouldn’t that mean that Aang died really young? Because she looks like she is about 20 in the picture. Also, I wonder if the tribes are trying to become one? Because another war just seem redundant. I wonder what the conflict is gonna be (if it’s not exclusively the anti-bending movement)? Maybe we will see deeper into the spirit world. I also what happened to the Kyoshi warriors and Uncle Iroh. And I wonder if she will be more aggressive than Aang, seeing as he was a pacifist and all.

    • “Also, if it takes place 70 years after the end of Book 3, wouldn’t that mean that Aang died really young? Because she looks like she is about 20 in the picture.”

      Not really, think about it, if the girl is about 20, that means Aang died 50 years after the end of Book 3, that’d make him around 60, young for an Avatar, but not so young for an Avatar that spent 100 years trapped in ice.

      • My thoughts exactly – cryogenic stasis isn’t precise, but it DOES screw things around even when non-fatal. Much as I’d like for Aang to have survived longer, it makes sense. Also, who says he died of age? HIS predecessor, Roku, was killed trying to stop a volcanic eruption, the kind of thing which I’m sure ISN’T uncommon for the protector of the world.

        And as for Korra? She might look 20 now, but that’s mostly from a backwards shot – we haven’t seen her features properly, not even her face. And since ‘Avatar’ needs a young protagonist for the kids to relate to – especially since the second-main character will be a much older man – the odds are that she’ll be 16. She looks a fair bit like a tomboy anyway – would explain the well-toned muscles in the picture, not to mention the trousers (Toph, Azula and Ty Lee wore them as well for practicality, but Katara, Mai and Suki mostly wore dresses if I recall). There will definitely be many supporting characters as well – both Benders and Non-Benders.

  10. Im suprised they’re just abandoning the original group – they could do so much more with aang and the group:

    1. Zuko could go find his mother
    2. Aang could go find possible airbending survivors
    3. Ozai, though he doesnt have bending anymore, could escape and try to kill aang or zuko
    4. And Zuko still has to help rebuild the world, that could mean several episodes to Earth kingdom cities to help with repairs
    5. Some of the firebending army might not accept Zuko as Firelord and rebel because they liked Ozai better
    6. And who knows what else Aang will have to deal with as a fully realized Avatar – angry spirits, sects of firenation rebels, ozai kidnapping Katara, the possibilities are numerous

    • points 3,4,5,and 6 are really dumb

      • well #4 i might agree with you, im merely pointing out that the possibilities of making a series with the same characters would be easy

        • I completely agree…Although, I am very ampted about the fact that they are continuing on in a way with the original series, I still feel like there was lots more left to see from the original…I feel like they could of did one more or two more series of the original and then branched off into the new…There are still so many unanswered questions…I don’t know why when people make these kinds of movies shows, they take you through this whole adventure and then when all that needed to be accomplished is done, it just ends…you still want to see a little bit into what happened afterwards, after all the grief, sorrow, uncertainty….I’t just feels unfinished, I wanted just a little more from Aang and crew…I will miss them dearly….what happened with Aang and Katara, Suki and Sokka…Toph, Zuko, his parents, Katara and Sokka’s dad, Iroh, Azula…like u said, they could have easily kept this series going…and just made Katara and them older maybe by 10-15 years or such….play those series and then let them die out and start this new one…my heart aches :( But i guess the spirit of the first one will live on through this one…

          • The OP had great ideas. I had the same questions myself. Alex, shame on you for the harsh criticism of Brent’s suggestions WITHOUT ADDING ANYTHING CONSTRUCTIVE to the conversation.

            The Fire Nation characters were written to be driven and complex, and I had feared for Zuko’s reign to be plagued by dissent from the Ozai (even Azula) loyalists.

            Brent, even Zuko helping out with the rebuilding of the other nations (suggestion #4) would make a great episode (even 2 or 3), so don’t agree with alex there. Maybe Ursa would show up in those episodes (suggestion #1).

            To Zhakee, let’s hope that DiMartino and Konietzko would address all those loose ends in Korra through flashbacks (I really enjoyed the Ursa flashbacks in the original series). I would enjoy finding out what happened to the gang too. Picture Uncle Iroh advising Fire Lord Zuko over jasmine tea, while a chibi Zuko (his son) sits on the fire lord’s lap.

    • You’re wrong, continuing the series would simply over due it. Everyone would eventually get of the characters, and no one would like them anymore. You’ve got to remember that it’s very difficult to show growth and change in characters in a movie or television show. Fast forwarding 10-15 years would be awful because then you have to random;y create the older mature sense of the same character (which in essence, is impossible unless you work through bit by bit by continuing the show throughout all those 10-15 years, which again impossible). Often times with dearly loved characters, you can leave them when everyone wants to see more of them, or continue the show until everyone hates it. The middle is almost impossible to find (except for sitcoms and such where the entire show is made to be flat as opposed to round).
      On top of that, all the suggestions you give have no real basis to continue the entire show. I could see a mini-series perhaps or a short movie with a fir bender rebellion, but it would be disappointing at best. It would simply be a repeat of the war, except smaller (and thus hackneyed). Plus, the main characters would again be fried dry if they kept using them in another show. The producers of Avatar, The Last Airbender built them up as far as they could for a kid show. Any more growth would simply topple them over.
      All of your other suggestions are side stories, nothing that could re-create the kind of story like the original. It would turn into a sitcom, or something else that no ones cares about and would lose all of it’s credibility as a great show. One of the reasons the original worked so well was because it had tremendous drive for an overall objective throughout the series (defeat the fire lord), slightly smaller objectives for each season (get to the north pole to learn water bending), and again smaller goals to fill episode to episode (or numerous episodes). Continuing the original past the end of the war would ruin it for lack of any drive toward anything (a better world? when is that not the goal of anything?)
      What you’re looking for is other material to cover the gaps you mentioned. Say a comic, fan fiction, or “historical books” from the show (like the ones J.K. rowling came out with for Harry Potter, the library books?) Any of these would clearly satisfy any loose ends fans miss form the show, or personal goals for this particular fantasy.

      • Finally someone who gets it! Much as I’d love to know more on what happened in certain areas – did Azula ever recover her sanity, where is Zuko’s mother, etc – it’s better if they end it on a high note, when the main story has concluded. I don’t want them to weaken the story’s impact by continuing the series well past its due date.

        Are you looking forward to the new series, Smaccoms? It’s intended to be much more streamlined and focused, and not a repetition of the previous story.

        • I hear, the entire gang is dead, all except for maybe Azula, which I think is fantastic. She went crazy by the end of that last season, making her an exception. In order to survive, she probably had to get intense therapy, and in essence “start over”. How exciting.

          I’m super excited. The original were supposed to be a mini-series as well, so we really have no idea how this is going to turn out (probably totally awesome). This is how “universes such as DnD start to be mapped out right? You think it might turn into a table top RPG someday? Wow, when we’re old…

          • I’m only worried that the plot may feel too small at the end of the day. The original series did very well with 61 episodes.

            Also, I REALLY hope we have a decent-sized cast of characters. I’ll accept if they’re the only MAIN characters but let me tell you, if Korra and Tenzin are the ONLY characters to appear in over half the episodes I’m going to blow a gasket – I admit that I really love ensemble casts. That’s probably part of the reason I love Book 2 the best, and why I’m more forgiving of Book 3 than a few of the more underwhelmed fans – I always love world-building when it concerns a big roster of individuals (more so than when it’s about the world itself). I was actually disappointed the creators didn’t give us a filler episode in the second half of Book 3, one which was focused ENTIRELY on Teo, Haru and the Duke. They joked about it, but that kind of made it worse for me. NEedless to say I never was overly fond of stories which are TOO focused on a single character to the detriment of the rest of the cast.

            Not that I don’t like a focused plot, but, well … you get the idea. ‘Korra’ is going to suffer a little from being short – much as I love stories which are GOOD, I always think a cartoon show should number at least 24-26 episodes. Or maybe I just want to spend more than a single season with Korra, so we can get used to her instead of feeling ‘she was here for three months, now her story’s over’. Especially since Aang – the creators’ pet – was with use for 3 and a half years.

            Maybe I’m percieving a non-existant bias against the female Korra – who I feel deserves a longer run as a FEMALE protagonist – but it’s just me.

            For the record, I am a male.

            • Male got it, lol. Personally I have nothing against the possibility of being a mini-series. In terms of world building, miniseries are the way to go. It allows you to explore dimensions of a different time period in a world without needing to flush out all the details, kind of like an outline for an essay (except a lot better). Also, just because this ends up being a mini-series doesn’t mean they can’t bring her back later. This may be a little complicated for a show of this status, but they could bring in a second avatar. Ever watch buffy/Angel? In some point of the show a second “slayer” is created because Buffy literally dies, and then comes back to life because of wicked hocus pocus. If you remember the ending of season 2, Avatar, Aang dies, then comes back to life. They could potentially work out a separate story line from that, and have it collide or something with Korra in the future. That’s going a bit far though, it has a lot fo cracks and whatnot, but you get the basic idea.

              The purpose of this mini-series may specifically be just to legitimize the world in a new time period. Perhaps this is just a small story of the many things which Korra did. It is staying specifically in Republic city, you could think of it as a mini-adventure (from DnD or something).

              It sounds like to me the plotline in this version is going to have a definite focus, but also more complexity. This could mean they’re saying they’re allowing themselves more flexibility in the actual plotline itself. Perhaps they’re going to try to had more meat to that sandwhich.

              One of my overall points: a mini-series shouldn’t be a disappointment. It, in fact excites me, becuase it points toward the possibility the creators are trying to legitimize the actual universe they’ve created. This could mean they’re trying to develop it into something greater, who the hell knows what.

              However, they do sound very dedicated to Korra in the interviews that have been released. Legend of Korra, overall to me, sounds amazing…

            • I’ve never thought about the freedom fighters that much before. But now I do,I think I can see why they didn’t develop that separate plot line as much. It would have been too complicated for their targeted age group. This may be EXACTLY they were referring to when saying The Legend of Korra was going to be more mature. A more in depth plot line looks like just what the doctor ordered.

              This reminds me of the evolution of the Harry Potter Books. As you go from the 1st to the 7th, it goes from a child’s series, to an adults. It has to do with the fact that the audience is evolving with the series. The creators of avatar are probably trying to do the same thing (if they do indeed, want to elevate their created universe to something greater, hehehe)

      • They could always tackle some of the loose ends through flashbacks of Aang’s time as the Avatar, similar to what they did with “The Avatar and the Firelord” episode.

        • The premise of the show is him dying, can you read?

          There will be flashbacks, no doubt. The creators are pretty good at flashbacks, as far as I can tell.

        • of Aang’s time? Maybe, i mis-read that. It’d be slightly awkward though, except in specific situations, lke with his son, though that’d be in later life, the previous series “time-period” is pretty much gone…

      • In all honosty i agree with you as well. A story like avatar did have a good ending too but even i must say that i think that they could have made one more(not two more or anything like that) but one more episode to at least show what everyone did after the fighting than that b******* ending. they could have at least had it like after aang and katara kissed had a scene showing everyone goin there seperate ways and where they went doing whatever at the end. though that would be a bit classic seeing as most older cartoons did the same thing you do at least want to no did they stick together or seperate after the fight. On the other hand all of this can easily be explained in the next avatar series coming out so most accusations towards the ending or the new series should be kept to yourself until you’ve at least seen the new series to judge it. its only been 70 years so as far i can tell there is a big possibilty that toph is still alive seeing she was the youngest in the group and earth benders did seem to have more resiliance than the other benders (king boomy was older that a hundred and was known as the oldest living king in history). Katara may still be alive since it wouldn’t make much since for her to die around the time aang did unless ir really an incident like with roku. Most other characters are probably dead, no screen time or little to none scream time and i highly doubt barely any of them would chose to live in a town like that

  11. @Brent

    I have a feeling a lot of what you suggest may be seen in flashbacks. It would be awesome to see ANG, as an adult, kicking butt with the knowledge of all for bending techniques.

    • We are NOT going to see him kicking butt as an adult (at least I hope not), that would be aweful, I think it would destroy the legitimacy of the series…

  12. No problem happy to help ;)

    Yeah people are right, Korra is a water bender from the Southern tribe. I am so excited to see this just because the original was so beautiful so it will be amazing to see what else the creators can do.

  13. Korra is a water bender, not earth as stated in the article

    • Yeap, that’s a mistaken note I left in by accident. She’s from the Southern Tribe and I knew that from the start (my bad)

  14. Being a die-hard fan of the original “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series, I was excited about the announcement of this new series since I read about it. In fact, I only went and saw the movie adaptation (in spite of the negative reviews) with the hopes that some of the un-answered questions from the seires would be addressed (which, of course, were not even mentioned):

    -where IS Zuko’s mother? The series just sort of “ended” with Zuko demanding Ozai to tell him where she was… and it was dropped there.

    -what ever became of Azula? Surely she’s not still chained to the grate in the palace yards.

    -how did Iroh break himself out of prison, without the ability to fire/ lightening bend? He got pretty buffed during his stay in jail… but surely not strong enough to break through metal bars.

    -how is it that Iroh was able to see Aang fly overhead on Roku’s dragon as he was being detained by the Earth Kingdom soldiers in Season 2? It was mentioned afterwards that Iroh had a “…an experience with the spirit world,” but it was never shown nor explained further.

    And yes; Korra is definitely water tribe. If we assume the picture included in this article is the dramatic view of the Avatar (as was done with Aang in the title sequence for the series before title appeared), then she is Water tribe. After all, water is the element proceeding air in the avatar cycle. Besides; look at her clothing. The nations are pretty-much color-coded. Blue = water, green = earth, red = fire, and air = yellow & orange.

    Hopefully, “The Legend of Korra” will adress some of these issues via flashback, or maybe even delve more deeply into them, as the possibilities for this new series are ENDLESS. I’m sure we can expect great things, being that Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk are actually working on it. I can hardly wait.

    • well Nickelodeon stated that Azula is now in a top security fire nation asylum where she remains under observation 24/7 to make sure she doesnt cause any trouble

    • iroh claimed to be able to see into the spirit world, and thats how he saw aang and rokus dragon when no one else did

  15. Best cartoon ever.

    • I’d love to be able to agree with you, but I’ve gotta say that Batman the animated series was better.

      But only marginally.

  16. This is awesome news
    I watched the first 3 seasons while I was 12-15 and I am excited to see it brought back now

    glad Nickelodeon is planning a more mature tv show because I loved the first and am psyched for this one

  17. This is AMAZING news! A:tla is the best cartoon I have ever seen. I watched it from the beginning and never wanted it to end. Seeing as its being made by the same creators AND the music is by the same composer this is going to be truly epic.

  18. I for one, am very excited. I didn’t see the original series until the spring, and I’m anxious to follow a new story from the Creators of Avatar.

    I do hope some of the old faces show up, but new characters are welcome. I just think about how much I cared about what happened to the original characters early on, and I trust that the same will happen here.

    Sad about Aang being dead and all. He always seemed so lively.

    And I definitely agree about the music. Some of the best I’ve ever seen on television, let alone a “children’s cartoon.”

    • P.S. When does it premiere?

      • its supposed to premiere sometime in late fall 2011. i wish it would come out sooner!!!

  19. I still want to know what happend to zuko’s mom !!

  20. yay! I’m so excited I must admit I’m a late comer to the show thought I was exposed and hooked on it before it became the disappointing movie! I can’t wait I hope Sokka and Zuko make appearances- too bad Iroh most likely won’t be in it though he was my favorite character

  21. its stupid how their making the legend of korra they should keep it with aang and have book 4 air book 5 perfume book 6 glue book 7 blood book 8 sand book 9 metal book 10 lightnighing book eleven shadow and i have a plot to they could be being chased by the shadow king who can shadow bend and got awekend when toph and aang where looking for sacerad avatar in the mines of acentrie and ya it would be way awesomer than the legend of korra p.s im only 10

    • what about book 12: wood?

    • I’m excited to see this new legend of korra

      • i not

    • ok well,
      how does aang die and the fact he justed saved the whole world for ending and the fact that does he marry katara cause at the end they hug then they kiss for a long time then its over, and aang cant justed die and then have a kid and leave katara behind he wouldnt let that happen and we all know that he loves her to much.and we dont know what happen to zukos mother they didnt talk about that much at all.
      snd i think they should keep aang in and dont get rid of him :(

      • What kind of sick idea is that? Bear in mind that they are still kids!

    • i aggee with you ken! it is retarted
      that they get rid of aang when he justed saved the whole world from ending and its stupid how their making it the legend of whatever its going to be <:(

    • ummm yeah we can tell ur just 10! But I also love Aang. We all do. But he has had his time its time for Korra. Who knows I bet if u give her a chance u may fall in love.. Or is that stuff still gross to u lol

  22. i ment avatar moves in the mines part

  23. I’m excited for it but I remember distinctly Zuko asking about his mother’s whereabouts. Are they just going to leave that alone? What about Azula? Did she just go to prison and thats that? And Aang just dead like that? It just didn’t feel like the right ending. But I’m guessing that in the new series they might do flash backs and such and fill everyone in on what happened in the past. I’m just sayin’

  24. Actually, I just thought of something really brilliant. Aang would’ve died at the physical age of about … 70? 71? The creators say it’s partly because of his being frozen for 100 years, right? But what if it’s more than that? What if, when Azula killed him in the Book 2 finale ‘Crossroads of Destiny’ (temporarily, but still killed him), that ALSO cut his lifespan down a bit? It would make sense – the lightning must’ve struck his heart, too. Also, that would justify ZUKO not living far too long either – he was struck down by Azula near the series’ end, and unlike Aang, KAtara had to defeat Azula in battle before saving him. He may well have died of a heart attack at age 40 or something …

    Of course this is speculation, but it DOES make it more credible for at least 2 of the original heroes to be dead here. Doesn’t explain away Toph, Sokka and Katara though – you would think that AT LEAST one of them is alive, wouldn’t you? Especially considering how long a lifespan one can have in the Avatarverse?

    • Whoa U have realy thought this out and I realy like what u have wrote! I also agree at the age of like um lets say about 85 years old maybe sokka or toph will still be alive and I also think all our questions will be answered in like flashbacks and stuff like that. I also want to know about Zukos mother and her being sent away? Did he ever find her and stuff like that? But I get where the wrighters are comming from they needed a new begaining but they did leave a bad ending i couldnt believe it ended the way it did. I mean with so many questions left unanswered.

  25. KEEP AANG ALIVE !

    • KEEP AANG ALIVE WOULD YOU PEOPLE! :(

      • No harm intended, but they can’t. Korra is the new Avatar, so that means that Aang has to be DEAD for her to be the avatar, mind you

  26. I want to see the whole gang and how they’re doing after the whole war thing. And I think they should make a whole book on finding Zuko’s mother because I need some closure on that part. I’m all for them starting a whole new series with a new avatar but first I want to see the original team avatar and if everyone ended up how they were suppose to.

    • Ha I totally agree! I feel like there’s still something missing because we never do actually find out what happens to zuko and whether he finds his mother or not.

  27. I am certain that flashback episodes can resolve a lot of questions we have. These guys created a beautiful and moving show! There’s no way they would let the fans down. I’m very excited to see the new series. Thanks so much to the creators for keeping the story alive!

  28. im all for this new show im really excited to see this. Besides i wouldnt be surprised if after this show finished or between seasons they make a special movie/short season answering our questios as to what happened after

  29. i do not understand how you guys are going to skip like so many years ahead. i am a major fan of this show and i am sadden how a new full season is going to start. im puzzeled on how you left off on the last episode Zuko being with his father and him telling Zuko that mostly his mother is still alive but she was banished. i had a vision that you guys were going to take place from there and have a journey with Zuko and avatar and the whole gang be together like old times. learning new moves, having new villans, and Zuko in the end will finally find his mother.
    Ps im 16 and my sis is 23 we Love the show, and to see the movie film was a disater from all avatar fans to see because it showed no character from the characters in the show or how the plots were a like.
    i really wish i did not hear about this, i am not really excited because you can not just throw away a perfect idea leaving all your fans hoping that Zuko will find his mother, then create a new alternative for the show =(

    • -LIKE-
      I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU! I AM A HUGE ZUKO FAN D:

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