Is ‘The Legend of Korra’ on Netflix? Fans Are Itching to Watch the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Sequel
Avatar: The Last Airbender was finally released on Netflix on Friday, May 15. It’s been years since the Emmy-winning Nickelodeon series was on the streaming platform. So naturally, the fandom rushed to consume all 61 episodes from start to finish. But is The Legend of Korra waiting to be streamed on Netflix once viewers reach the end of the flagship series? Here’s how to watch the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender sequel.
‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is on Netflix, and ‘The Legend of Korra’ is coming soon (UPDATED)
When Avatar: The Last Airbender dropped on Netflix US, fans of the franchise instantly wondered whether The Legend of Korra would be on the streaming service. But sadly, all four seasons and 52 episodes of the sequel series are notably absent from the queue.
Of course, many fans are hoping The Legend of Korra will arrive on Netflix soon, but everyone will just have to wait and see. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of other ways to stream the show.
UPDATE: On July 21, Netflix revealed The Legend of Korra will be released on the streaming platform starting Aug. 14.
How to watch ‘The Legend of Korra’ online
As of this write-up, fans have a few options when watching The Legend of Korra online. The first two seasons of the Nickelodeon series are available to stream on CBS All Access. Meanwhile, all four seasons are up on Amazon Prime Video with a NickHits subscription. Fans can also purchase The Legend of Korra on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.
Netflix plans to release a new ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ live-action adaptation
At this point, no one knows whether The Legend of Korra will ever be available on Netflix. And for now, fans will just have to hold on and use other services. But even so, Netflix has plans to expand its Avatar: The Last Airbender content.
In September 2018, the streaming platform announced another live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Previously, M. Night Shyamalan tried to tackle a live-action adaptation with the now-infamous 2010 film. However, the film was met with heavy criticism, particularly for whitewashing the characters.
Nevertheless, Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action seems to have plenty of promise, as the original showrunners — Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko — will serve as the executive producers. According to The Verge, DiMartino and Konietzko said in a statement:
We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building.
Now not much else has been said about the new ATLA adaptation. However, when speaking with the Wyrd Crafts Chitchat podcast in October 2019, Jessie Flower — who voiced Toph in the 2005 series — revealed the live-action will stay true to the original characters. She also hinted production was set to begin in early 2020. But it’s likely filming was affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So we’ll see what the team unveils moving forward.
Clearly, Netflix is gearing up to shower fans with more Avatar: The Last Airbender content. But we hope the streaming service will give fans the chance to experience The Legend of Korra in the future, too.