'The Legend of Korra': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the 'Avatar' sequel on Netflix

'The Legend of Korra': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the 'Avatar' sequel on Netflix

It was only a matter of time. After 'Avatar: the Last Airbender' began streaming on Netflix, fans have been eagerly waiting for 'The Legend of Korra' to follow the same route. And now it's time to cheer as Netflix has announced that the show will come to the streaming platform next month. Netflix tweeted, "She’s the avatar, you’ve gotta deal with it. The Legend of Korra is coming to Netflix on August 14th in the US."


'The Legend of Korra' is set decades after Aang defeated the Fire Lord and chronicles the adventures of the Avatar named Korra. For those wondering what all the fuss is about, here's what you need to know about the show.

Release date

'The Legend of Korra' will begin streaming on Netflix on August 14.


'The Legend of Korra' aired on Nickelodeon and had 52 episodes. It was the direct sequel to 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and takes place 70 years after the events of 'Avatar'. It revolves around 17-year-old Korra and follows her training as she learns and masters the four elements of earth, fire, water and air. During the course of the story, she encounters enormous threats, each taking a turn for the worse as the show progresses.


The official synopsis reads: "Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds." This show is not related to the 2010 Shyamalan film.

Voice cast

Janet Varney as Korra

Janet Varney attends FXX's 'You're The Worst' For Your Consideration event at Regal Cinemas LA Live on April 3, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty)

Janet Varney is known for voicing Korra in 'The Legend of Korra' as well as her role as Becca Barbara in 'You're the Worst' and hosting The JV Club podcast.

JK Simmons as Tenzin

JK Simmons (Getty Images)

Among others, Simmons is known for his role as Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' films. He earned the Academy Award for his role as Terence Fletcher in 'Whiplash'. His other notable works include 'Law And Order', 'Oz' and 'The Closer'.

Kiernan Shipka as Jinora 

Kiernan Shipka attends the Cocktail at Fendi Couture Fall Winter 2019/2020 on July 4, 2019, in Rome, Italy (Getty Images)

Shipka is best known for her role as Sally Draper in the AMC drama series 'Mad Men' and as Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix series 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'.

The voice cast also includes Dee Bradley Baker, Logan Wells, PJ Byrne, Seychelle Gabrielle, Mindy Sterling and David Faustino. 


The show has been created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. 




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