Nickelodeon has greenlit Avatar: The Last Airbender spinoff The Legend of Korra from Avatar creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko and plan to premiere the new series in 2011.

According to Variety, The Legend of Korra is set 70 years after the events of Avatar with rebellious teenager Korra the center of the storyline.

Avatar ran for three seasons on Nick and was especially popular with boys.

"Mike and Bryan have imagined a compelling new story inspired by the Airbender mythology that they so brilliantly crafted when the TV series began," Nick toon prexy Brown Johnson said. "This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world."