'Legend of Korra' Netflix Release: When is the 'Avatar' Sequel Streaming?

The Legend of Korra was the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2012 until 2014. Six years later, and a few weeks after Avatar broke the record for the show with the longest consecutive run on the Netflix series charts, the Nickelodeon series is getting a whole new life on Netflix.

When is The Legend of Korra streaming on Netflix?

In a tweet, Netflix revealed the release date for the Avatar spin-off. That tweet read: "She's the avatar, you've gotta deal with it. The Legend of Korra is coming to Netflix on August 14th in the US."

On August 14th, all four seasons and 52 episodes will be available from midnight PDT–that is 3 a.m. EDT and 2 a.m. CDT.

In other countries, meanwhile, The Legend of Korra is not expected to come to Netflix. In the U.K., for example, the four seasons are currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

She’s the avatar, you’ve gotta deal with it. The Legend of Korra is coming to Netflix on August 14th in the US. pic.twitter.com/r16aGudm7s

— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 21, 2020

Where is Legend of Korra streaming now?

For fans who cannot wait until the show comes to Netflix, it is currently streaming on a number of platforms. Currently, all four seasons of The Legend of Korra are on CBS All Access, as well as the NickHits Amazon Prime Video add-on channel. DirecTV subscribers can watch two seasons of the show, while library users in the U.S. and Canada can watch the first seasons for free on Hoopla.

What is The Legend of Korra about?

The full synopsis reads: "Taking place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, this story follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang—a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenage 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 air-bending training while dealing with the dangers at large."

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Korra and Asami in 'The Legend of Korra,' coming to Netflix this August Nickelodeon

The Nickelodeon series was groundbreaking in its time by revealing in its final episode that Korra and her female companion Asami were in a relationship. Writing about this on his Tumblr, series creator Bryan Konietzko said, "No, not everyone is queer, but the other side of that coin is that not everyone is straight. The more Korra and Asami's relationship progressed, the more the idea of a romance between them organically blossomed for us.

"However, we still operated under this notion, another unwritten rule, that we would not be allowed to depict that in our show. So we alluded to it throughout the second half of the series, working in the idea that their trajectory could be heading towards a romance. But as we got close to finishing the finale, the thought struck me: How do I know we can't openly depict that?"

The show currently has a 93 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the series won a number of awards throughout its run.

The Legend of Korra is released on Netflix U.S. on August 14.