Korra Nominated for 3 Annie Awards
Korra has been nominated for three 41st Annie Awards:
- The show for “Best animated TV/broadcast production for children’s audience”
- Colin Heck for “Directing in an animated TV/broadcast Production”
- Angela Sung, William Niu, Christine Bian, Emily Tetri, Frederic Stewart for “Production design in an animated TV/broadcast production”
Congrats to the crew! The ceremony will take place on February 1st, 2014.
The Harry Potter actress, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), recently met Janet Varney (voice of Korra) and told Janet that she is a huge fan of The Legend of Korra!
The Book 2 finale, Darkness Falls / Light in the Dark scores 2.094 million viewers. This completes Book 2’s ratings, which included quite a few ups and downs. Here is a recap of how the season went:
All ratings in Book 2 were lower than those of Book 1, largely due to the time-slot change from Saturday mornings to Friday evenings - a.k.a. the “Friday Night Death-Slot.” The highest rating was the premiere, followed by The Guide, which benefited from a Spongebob lead-in. The lowest rating was an abysmal 1.1 million for Peacekeepers, which was caused by a very confusing and poorly-advertised schedule change from 7 to 8:30pm.
No cause for worry, though. According to Nick executives and the show-runners, Korra has been doing very well on iTunes and nick.com, and production on Book 3: Change and Book 4 is well underway. Book 3 should be arriving with much less of a wait than the one between Books 1 and 2 - lets just hope that Nick has learned a few lessons from the pitfalls of this season’s ratings.
These ratings can be compared to Book 1: Air and ATLA on our ratings page, here. We recently updated this to include ratings for all 61 Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes from the show’s original run, so check it out!
‘The Legend of Korra’ Creators: Writing ‘Pretty Much Done’ For Final Book in Saga
Just to clear up a possible mix-up
Book 3: Change will not begin airing a few weeks after the end of Book 2; in the story the events of Book 3 will start a few weeks after Korra and Vaatu’s battle in the Book 2 finale.
'The Legend of Korra' Creators Talk About Book 2 'Spirits' Finale and Book 3 'Change' - Speakeasy - WSJ
Bryke’s post-Book 2 interview is here. They clear up some details about what exactly happened in Darkness Falls / Light in the Dark and go on to give us a bit of an idea of Book 3!
Here are the main points of new information:
- Regarding this:
What we are actually seeing is the Cosmic version of Aang and Korra. In The Guru, Aang was connecting with the cosmic energy of the universe to unlock his last chakra and gain control of the Avatar state. In Light in the Dark, Korra has had Raava removed from inside her and is temporarily no longer the Avatar. She instead connects with her Cosmic self and channels that into the physical world.
- Mike and Bryan had no say in Nick releasing the finale early online - and the executives’ reasoning for this is that they believe the online Korra community is becoming more and more important than just the TV viewers.
- Story-wise, Book 3: Change begins a few weeks after the events of the Book 2 finale.
Book 3 has confirmed to be called change.
"The title of Book 3 is going to be called ‘Change,’” DiMartino said. “It’s all about Korra dealing with the change of the world in this point in time. At the end of Book 2 she says it’s a new era. And it really is and we’re going to show how Harmonic Convergence and her battle with Unalaq and Vaatu kind of shifted the world a bit.”
DiMartino also said “We don’t have an airdate yet. We’re already working on the first few episodes of post-production for Book 3. So that’s all going very well.” (Source)
hey! in that post about the confirmed rumors it says: "Book 3 will be the first 13 episodes of season 2." Is this referring to one of the books or season 2 of the show? sorry if it's a dumb question I'm just super confused on what it means ahaha.
season 1: 26 episodes (12 from book 1: air, 14 from book 2: spirits)
season 2: 26 episodes (13 from book 3, 13 from book 4)
Energy was also a supposed title for book 3
Pretty much everything is just a completely made-up rumor, but where did you get this information?
The one-hour special Night of a Thousand Stars / Harmonic Convergence drew 1.865 million viewers, another slight drop.
As everyone knows, the Book 2 finale has already been officially uploaded online (here), but it will also air on TV next week at 8pm, its usual time slot.
It is interesting to note that Nick seems to have finally stepped up its advertising, for the finale - with a new TV spot. We will see how the finale fairs ratings-wise, considering this and the fact that it has already been widely spread online.
These ratings can be compered to the rest of Book 2, Book 1, and ATLA here.
Book 3 info-roundup!