In case you’ve been living under a rock, The Legend of Korra came to an end on December 19 with a two-part series finale.
Since the show’s ending, fans have been aching for its return, while struggling to accept that it really is the end. However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the Avatar and Korra fandoms, it’s that we don’t go down without a fight.
Warrington, United Kingdom resident, Josh Booth, created a petition on Change.org asking Netflix to pick up the Avatar franchise and bring it to their streaming service.
“After the success of Avatar: The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon has decided to discontinue the Avatar franchise,” the petition page reads. “Netflix has a track record for creating it’s own incredible televison, and has proven with shows such as Arrested Development that it can re-ignite under-appreciated shows with a cult following.”
Avatar: The Last Airbender, the first incarnation to the Avatar world is available for streaming on Netflix and it’s always possible that The Legend of Korra might soon join it.
While some might think that this is what Booth is hoping to achieve, what he’s really aiming for is that Netflix will pick up the series as a “Netflix Original Series” and allow Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, the show’s co-creators, to return as the creative masterminds. “The Legend of Korra saw success as an online-exclusive show after it was pulled from Nickelodeon’s regular TV broadcasting, and with Netflix’s branding the franchise could be taken to new hights [sic].”
The petition, created on December 28, has already amassed close to 1,400 signatures.
What do you think? Would you like to see the world of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender return to our screens via Netflix?