This is bittersweet news for fans of The Legend of Korra.
In a Twitter response to a Korra fan account, Nickelodeon confirmed that, starting July 11, The Legend of Korra will air two new episodes, every Friday night at 8/7c:
@reiko4509 At the moment, the schedule is slated to have two new eps air every Friday starting on July 11 at 8pm/7c
— Nickelodeon (@NickelodeonTV) July 2, 2014
While this does mean that fans will get to see how Book 3: Change plays out in less time than the normal run of a season, it also means that, after waiting nearly a year for Book 3 to air, the entire season will be over in only a few short weeks.
Nickelodeon has been making quite a few questionable marketing decisions lately – decisions that were first questioned when the current season of The Legend of Korra premiered to low ratings. Many fans blamed the lack of promotion for the new season as the reason that the show didn’t perform as well as it could have during its premiere.
On the other hand, however, Nickelodeon’s decision may have been based on the fact that four episodes of the current season were mysteriously leaked online by a network affiliate only a few weeks ago. Perhaps the network was more concerned about getting the show out properly before the leaked episodes could eventually spoil the show for its faithful fans.
While news of two episodes every Friday might not be exciting news to some, we can relish in the fact that we now know that two new The Legend of Korra video games are coming out this fall.