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The Legend of Korra comes to Netflix in August with the next chapter of Avatar's story

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The Legend of Korra will bring balance to US Netflix when it hits the streaming platform on August 14.

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The sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender is set 70 years after the original series and tells the story of Korra, the successor to Avatar Aang. Only one person can bend all four elements - water, earth, fire, and air, and Korra has that ability ,which helps maintain peace and balance in her world. 

The Legend of Korra originally aired between 2012 and 2014 on Nickelodeon, with voice acting work from Janet Varney, J.K. Simmons, Mindy Sterling, David Faustino, and supporting voice actors like Aubrey Plaza and Henry Rollins. It was lauded for featuring a dark-skinned female lead in Korra, depicting a same-sex relationship in Korra and Asami, and addressing tough social and political issues like societal inequality and terrorism. 

Avatar: The Last Airbender has been one of the top-streamed series on Netflix since it joined the streaming service on May 18, so expect The Legend of Korra to pull in some serious streaming numbers when it joins on August 14. Now you can spend the rest of the summer blowing through both series so you'll no longer have to hear people telling you that you "need to watch Avatar." I guess I should get on that...

In related news, we're still waiting to hear updates on the upcoming live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series that Netflix announced back in the fall of 2018. It was confirmed that the series will have a "culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast" so fans are anxiously awaiting it after the mess that was M. Night Shyamalan's 2020 film, which cast all white actors in the lead roles. 

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.