The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog has been revealing details of the sequel to Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender in dribs and drabs, beginning with new art and then the voice cast, and now an interview with creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
The duo covers much of what we already knew about The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra — it’s set 70 years after the first series, it follows a girl named Korra, etc. — but reveals that Nickelodeon has added 14 shows to the original 12-episode order. The article also gives “mid-2012” as the premiere date, rather than the initially announced “in 2011” or the slightly more specific, but no more accurate, “November 2011,” a date that circulated recently.
DiMartino and Konietzko also offer more insight into Korra before being hit with the question on the minds of countless Avatar fans, and the most obvious premise for a sequel: “Will we find out what happened to Zuko’s mom?” The answer is cryptic — “That question will be answered in some way, but not necessarily in the show. That’s all I’ll say.” — but surely suggests the recently announced Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels from Dark Horse.
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