Nickelodeon Pulls Remaining “The Legend of Korra” Book 3 Episodes (Update)

Nickleodeon has decided to pull the remaining episodes of Book 3 of the "The Legend of Korra" and air them digitally.
Nickleodeon has decided to pull the remaining episodes of Book 3 of the "The Legend of Korra" and air them digitally.

Could this news be any more heartbreaking?

Nickelodeon has reportedly pulled the last five episodes of The Legend of Korra, including one of the new episodes that was meant to air this Friday.

UPDATE: The upsetting news has been addressed on The Legend of Korra’s official Tumblr account and it seems like it might not be as bad as we first thought:

1) Korra is NOT cancelled, 2) the remaining episodes will roll out weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1, as well as on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.

This news comes after Book 3 of the Nickelodeon animated series has hit an all-time low in ratings. The premiere episode pulled in 1.5 million viewers, but only 1,1 million for the fourth and fifth episodes. Despite fans and critics alike praising its third season, Nickelodeon has decided to pull the remaining episodes. Episode 8, “The Terror Within,” is still set to air this Friday at 8PM EST.

Many people are worried that this news means that the series is done for good, but IGN has pointed out that Nickelodeon has already ordered a fourth season. This means that we’re likely to get one more Book of Korra and the rest of Team Avatar.

Plus, series co-creator, Bryan Konietzko, posted on this image on his Tumblr account, addressing the recent news:

Nickelodeon Pulls Remaining "The Legend of Korra" Book 3 Episodes

Of course, “moving to digital” could mean any number of things. Will the series move exclusively to iTunes? Will fans only be able to catch them on Nick.com or Netflix? There are still many unanswered questions, but Konietzko assures us we’ll have more information during The Legend of Korra panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available, so make sure to check back reguarly for more The Legend of Korra news.


What do you think the future holds for “The Legend of Korra”?

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