This broke Friday when the internet was nick-deep in the Rian Johnson news, of course. But in any case: The third book of Legend of Korra begins airing next Friday! The official trailer, above, dropped while we were at JadeCon.
Good news for everyone who enjoys sleeping in on Saturday mornings: Nickelodeon is now premiering the show Friday night at 7, starting the new season (well, Book 2) on September 13.
Book 2 will run 14 episodes, 2 more than Book 1; Books 3 and 4 are also in the pipeline.
These almost certainly won’t be the last trailers out of the con, but these two revealed yesterday are certainly among my most-anticipated. Book 2 of Legend of Korra will be coming in September, but you can watch the first three minutes now.
The Veronica Mars movie is expected early next year.
We’ll have links of the rest of the non-Star Wars announcements later. There are apparently some doozies coming today…
IGN has the scoop on The Legend of Korra Book 1 DVD and Blu-Ray: It’s coming out on July 16 and features audio commentaries on all 12 episodes.
Still no word about when Book Two will air, though…
Well, lo and behold, Nickelodeon has ordered more Legend of Korra! The 26 episodes, which Entertainment Weekly is calling a second season, are in addition to the 14 episodes (Book 2, presumably?) that will air early next year.
Book 1, which concluded last month, averaged 3.8 million viewers an episode, occasionally beating such fare as Game of Thrones.
UPDATE: Co-creator Bryan Konietzko explains seasons and books.