It’s been a chaotic last few months for fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender follow-up, The Legend of Korra. Following the rushed airing of the third season of the animated series that was originally set to premiere this fall, the network decided to also move up the premiere of the final season. However, when that decision was made, it was also revealed the final episodes would air exclusively on Nick.com every Friday until the finale. However, for unknown reasons, it appears that’s going to change.
According to an announcement made by the Legend of Korra Facebook page, the series will be returning to television for its final season on the Nickelodeon-owned cable network, Nicktoons, this Friday at 9pm. In addition, new episodes will reportedly remain premiering on Nick.com throughout December.
While we’re completely thrilled to see Korra return to television, we can’t help but again feel as if Nickelodeon dropped the ball for longtime fans. Once again, they’re playing fast and loose with avid watchers of the series who must continue tracking their favorite show in order to know when they can watch it. Season three next fall became season three next week, which became season three online only, which became season four next month but only online which became season four on TV starting Friday. None of this seems fair to a series that’s done nothing but treat its fans with the utmost respect for the last two and a half years.
But, in the end, let’s just be happy we’ll be getting closure to one of the best animated franchises to ever be created in the format it deserves.
The Legend of Korra returns to TV this Friday at 9/8c on Nicktoons and will continue to air on Nick.com.