Friday, November 27, 2020

Netflix to Add 'The Legend of Korra' in Latin America and Brazil on Tuesday 15th December 2020

Netflix Latin America's (Latinoamérica) and Netflix Brazil (Brasil) will be adding The Legend of Korra, the critically acclaimed follow up to Nickelodeon's beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series to its programming library on Tuesday 15th December 2020!

The news follows Netflix USA adding Avatar and Korra earlier this year, giving both series a second lease of life. Most recently, both series streamed on social TV platform Twitch in Latin America and Brazil.

Launched in April 2012, Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra ran for 52 episodes over four seasons ("Books"). Its first season premiered as basic cable’s number one kid’s show and drew 3.8 million viewers per episode, the highest for an animated series that year. Created and executive produced by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the series is translated in more than 25 languages for Nickelodeon branded channels internationally. The property has translated into a successful ongoing graphic novel series written by TV series co-creator DiMartino. The first graphic novel storyline, Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, has captured various Top 10 sales spots across children’s fiction, YA science fiction, and graphic novel categories since its debut in 2017. The epic story of The Legend of Korra, set in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender 70 years later, follows the journey of Avatar Korra, a 17-year-old girl striving to live up to the legacy of her predecessor Avatar Aang, while using her mastery of all four elements to confront political and spiritual unrest in a modernizing world.

The Legend of Korra is locally titled La Leyenda de Korra in Latin America and Avatar: A Lenda de Korra in Brazil.

The series made history by featuring an unmarried female same-sex couple in it's conclusion, which ended with Korra and Asami embarking on a romantic relationship, with fans endearingly calling the couple 'Korrasami'. Korra and Asami's relationship continues in comic book sequels to the series, including Ruins of the Empire.

The Legend of Korra cast includes Janet Varney (Stan Against Evil) as Korra, David Faustino (Married…with Children) as Mako, P.J. Byrne (Horrible Bosses) as Bolin, J.K. Simmons (The Closer) as Tenzin, Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop) as Amon, Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as The Lieutenant, Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) as Chief Lin Beifong, Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0) as Hiroshi Sato, Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies) as Asami Sato and Eva Marie Saint (Superman Returns) as Katara. Joaquim Dos Santos served as co-executive producer.

Netflix is currently developing a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The original creators of Avatar were originally slated to be a part of the live action series, and though they departed from it earlier this year, fans are crossing their fingers that it will still be a welcome part of the franchise that made Aang and friends so popular.

Originally published: Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Additional source: Observatório do Cinema.

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