Korra Season 3 Moves to Digital After Being Pulled From TV; Co-Creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino Explain Why
It was just last month that the latest Season of 'Avatar: The Legend of Korra' would not be airing on TV anymore. The latest season of Korra; Book Three: Change was on its 8th episode when news broke out that it was being pulled off the air. Fans were worried that the series was being cancelled by Nickelodeon for having lower views compared to the two previous seasons.
But the cancellation rumors of the beloved animated series was abruptly put to an end by both its co-creators Bryan Konietzko who posted this image on his personal tumblr while Michael DiMartino posted an update on his personal Facebook account.
Both co-creators were in Comic-Con last month to explain to the fans why they decided to pull the remaining episodes of Korra. In the panel, Bryan and Michael discussed that the series was getting more views on the internet compared to television and saying that "It was actually a plan that was in place earlier and it changed course and then went back in a bit of a messy way." If you want to see the entire impromptu speech by the co-creators, you can visit this article made by IO9.
The animated series also hit a road bump when MundoNick, Nickelodeon's affiliate partner in Mexico, leaked the early episodes of Korra Season 3 accidentally on their website. Although the videos were dubbed in Spanish, fans were quick to take screenshots and translate the episodes before they were taken down by MundoNick.
There were still doubts if Korra would be redeemed since it was critically panned by both fans and critics and the viewership was not as strong as its predecessor - 'Avatar: Aang The Last Airbender'. The latest episode of Korra garnered only 1.08 Million U.S. viewers as of this article, which is the lowest the series has ever gotten.