Nickelodeon has revealed the first look at art and the voice cast for its upcoming series The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (via Speakeasy), the anticipated follow-up to its animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which will premiere next year.
The cast includes:
- Janet Varney as Korra
- Kiernan Shipka as Jinora
- Daniel Dae Kim as Hiroshi Sato
- David Faustino as Mako
- Seychelle Gabriel as Asami
- Lance Henriksen as Lieutenant
- P.J. Byrne as Bolin
- J.K. Simmons as Tenzin
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.