- By TVweb | Mar 25, 2012
Nickelodeon has released the full series premiere episode for The Legend of Korra, Episode 1.01: Welcome to Republic City, which debuts Saturday, April 14. This animated series is set 70 years after Avatar: The Last Airbender, and focuses on the new Avatar, a young girl named Korra. Check it out!
The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang - a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City - a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.
The Legend of Korra episode 1.1, "Welcome to Republic City" stars Janet Varney, J.K. Simmons, Mindy Sterling, Steve Blum, Maria Bamford, Kiernan Shipka, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Logan Wells} and is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu}.