The Legend of Korra Book 2 Release Date Prediction

As the title says, this article is merely a prediction piece. This is simply how I would perceive the Nickelodeon Network to act when it comes to strategically airing The Legend of Korra. None of these assumptions are necessarily confirmed.

Update: Possible Legend of Korra Book 2 release date found.

In case you are unaware, Networks base their Television Schedules on one thing: money. They research trends and data to find the best shows for specific times of the year. The Legend of Korra is a special show for Nickelodeon because it’s one of the Network’s biggest series’, and thus, their biggest source of profit. When The Legend of Korra airs, Nickelodeon has a massive spike in viewers, many of which are not necessarily avid Nick fans. And because of this, Nickelodeon’s ratings as a whole sky rocket causing an influx of potential advertisers who are willing to pay a lot of money to have their commercial aired.

That’s why Nickelodeon ordered 2 more Books of The Legend of Korra, they know how valuable the series is to the Network. And now that DirecTV has dropped the Network (causing a 20% dip in ratings), Nickelodeon will need to ensure that their highest rated series, The Legend of Korra, is aired strategically to boost the Network’s ratings to the highest degree.

That being said, the only way to efficiently predict when Book 2 of The Legend of Korra will air is to research and find the best times for Nickelodeon to have a massive influx in viewers as a whole. Once we find the appropriate time slot, we find a potential air date.

Upcoming Nickelodeon Shows:

Due to the dip in Nickelodeon Ratings, the network has created a massive line up of new television series’ to increase ratings. I have listed many of them below:

  • Power Rangers Megaforce (premieres 2013)
  • Marvin, Marvin (premieres 2013)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (premieres September 29, 2012)
  • Sanjay & Craig (premieres 2013)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (premieres 2013)
  • Rabbids TV (premieres spring 2013)
  • Life With Boys (premieres 2012/2013)
  • Grounded (premieres 2013)

The shows listed above are just the scheduled series’ thus far, and you’ll notice that they all premiere right around 2013. Since current shows like iCarly and Victorious are now ending, this new lineup of shows is the future of Nickelodeon. And if the network wants to keep its ratings from plummeting, the executives will need to ensure that these shows are advertised well around the Nickelodeon network. They need to make sure that people hear about these shows and actually give them a chance.

That’s where The Legend of Korra comes in.

Utilizing The Legend of Korra to Help the Network:

Like mentioned earlier, The Legend of Korra is Nickelodeon’s special show. It ranked as Nickelodeon’s most-watched animated series premiere in three years with a whopping 4.5 million views.

Now imagine how well Book 2 will do with all the anticipation that’s been rising from Comic-Con.

Nickelodeon will have to rely heavily on The Legend of Korra to help spread the word for their upcoming series’. And even though The Legend of Korra won’t be Nickelodeon’s only source to get the word out, it will be a huge one. Nickelodeon won’t waste The Legend of Korra’s ratings on just outside advertisers. They will use the show to hopefully boost the ratings and interest for their own new shows too.

Nickelodeon is currently in panic mode – and who wouldn’t be? Losing 20% of your viewers is a BIG deal. The Network will do whatever it can to ensure the success of their future shows, and their plans will likely start with The Legend of Korra.

Now that we understand how The Legend of Korra will likely be used to benefit the Network as a whole, it’s prediction time.

Prediction of Book 2’s Air Date:

Nickelodeon will likely air Book 2 of The Legend of Korra whenever they feel it can best boost ratings for the Network as a whole. With many new series’ coming out in 2013, Nickelodeon will make it their mission to generate interest by using The Legend of Korra as the spark.

That being said, I expect Book 2 of The Legend of Korra to air sometime during the months of December 2012-February 2013 (If I had to choose one month, I’d chose January). In this case, Book 2 of The Legend of Korra would air for roughly 4 months while continuously reminding its 4 million viewers of the new series’ that will air during the course of 2013.

And due to this, those series’ will likely get huge ratings during its premiere and fizzle out depending on how good or bad the show is. Every series fizzles out to some degree as the premiere is always the highest point in a show’s ratings history.

The Nickelodeon Television Network is more concerned about money than entertainment, and rightfully so. They will air Book 2 of The Legend of Korra whenever they feel it’s strategically the best time to do so. Based on my research thus far, I have come to believe that it will air sometime this winter. But as I have already said, this is a prediction.

If you have your own opinion on Book 2’s release date, don’t be shy to chime in below. I’ll do my best to reply with my thoughts, as well.

36 Responses

  1. As always good as gold!!

  2. Sounds great to me! Besides, Winter 2012 sounds much better than late 2013. But do you think that’s enough time for the creators to make the show AWESOME?

    • Oh yeah, the creators should have plenty of time. They’ve been working on Book 2 since May.

      • But from May to your speculated release date for Book 2 isn’t in anyway as much time as they had for Book 1, over a year practically?

      • That is true, but you have to understand that Book 1 took a long time because Mike and Bryan had to recreate the Avatar World again. They had to come up with characters, a setting and a plot. During that time, they also planned out Book 2.

        So from May to December-February, all Mike and Bryan have to do is make the show. The plot was already set and so was the characters and the setting.

        Also if you take a look at Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mike and Bryan started working on Book 1 in 2002 and it didn’t air until 2005. Book 2 aired only 3 months after Book 1 concluded and Book 3 aired 9 months after Book 2 concluded. This shows that, historically, Book 1’s have taken longer to complete.

        So all in all, past history has shown that Mike and Bryan can make Books exceptionally fast. And based on the current circumstances, I expect Book 2 to be completed before my predicted air date.

    • As we have seen in Comic Con, the animation and art is far from complete. If it would be released this Winter, I would have expected more completion in the animation/art department and a more concrete plot. Since this isn’t the case, Winter 2012 sounds hopeful to say the least, April 2013 sounds more reasonable….IMHO

      • Well I think that late 2012 is great but what I think 2013 is way better so we can watch something cool in 2013. But you think great man well talk about it some other time.

  3. Okay, that makes sense, thanks for your detailed explanation as well as all the work you put in to estimate an air date, it’s the most well-reasoned and thought out one I could find on the internet! Hahahaha! I will continue to look to your site for all of my Korra inquiries.

  4. Hey, just a quick question: To me it seems like each of the elements has a counterpart, for Earth it’s Metal, Water’s is Blood, and Fire has Lightning. Do you think they will ever release an extention to Airbending? I was thinking Sound since it’s just vibrations traveling through the air, but what do you think?

    • Good question.

      To be quite honest, for the longest time I though its counterpart was Gliding. But if Gliding is not Airbending’s counterpart, I don’t expect Mike and Bryan to really ever reveal it.

      The Legend of Korra was never planned from the start, it was planned when Nickelodeon pleaded for more Avatar. So I think Mike and Bryan would have already unveiled the counterpart in The Last Airbender if they ever intended to do so. They wouldn’t have saved any new bending tricks for later because, well at the time, there was no later. The Last Airbender was supposed to be the last we’d see of the Avatar World.

      But that’s just my thoughts, I could be wrong.

  5. This is great I just have a few questions you might be able to answer though.
    *do you think General Iroh 2.0 will join Team Avatar in book two?
    *if the season starts out in Republic Vity them how do you expect the Krew to go to the southern water tribe?
    *How old do you think General Iroh even is?
    *Is there any possible titles for book twos episodes?

    • *I don’t think so. Book 2 is set 6 months after Book 1 so his time in Republic City has come to an end. Plus he is the General so I think he’ll need to be focused on helping the Avatar World as a whole with his troops. As General I don’t think he could ditch his team and help Team Avatar even if he wanted to.

      *I think the Book just starts off by showing the Crew in the Southern Water tribe. But getting there is easy: Technology is very advanced in the Avatar World now. They can easily take a boat, fly a plane or even ride Tenzin’s flying Bison.

      *Tough to say, maybe mid 20’s?

      *I would only be guessing at this point, but expect a few of them to have to do with the Spirit World. Like maybe ‘The Dark Spirit’ or something along those lines.

      Hope that helps!

  6. How large of a role (or what role for that matter) do you think Commander Bumi will play then? Iroh may not be in Season 2 but we know Bumi will be integrated into the group based off of the Comicon pictures.

    • Bumi won’t join Team Avatar as he is an adult. Team Avatar will always been composed of Teens.

      But I see Bumi similarly as I saw Uncle Iroh. Member of the White Lotus and just there. I don’t think Bumi will play a huge role, but he’ll play a humerous role that will make us fans love him.

  7. I say that the show would air between February threw April. Because Nickelodeon allways wants to show the best things for last and I really hate that because you always went to see the great stuff right now.! But for now I we The Legend of Korra fans isall we can do is wait for now. So don’t get bad just ontill you wait it will be 2013 soon and we all be watching The Legend of Korra in no time.

  8. They just finished writing the script for season two and have just begun preproduction since may, that means they still have to draw at least 12 shows which takes awhile now the animation is better so I think we are looking at a the same summer time next year. thats when they are the weakest and need a boost

  9. Question:Will kya and bumi be involved a lot in book 2 or minor characters like Meelo,Ikki, and Jinora?
    Thanks for giving me an idea of when it will come out. 🙂

    • They’ll all be involved to some degree, but characters like Kya and Bumi will have a bigger role.

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

      • Well I think they might be in book two because they warent shown in season 1 so I think they would be shown a lot in book 2.

  10. Do u think zukos past will be ever figured out like about his mother

  11. i can’t wait to know what will happen next in the story.

  12. already when the 2nd book comes out, I went to the Nickelodeon studios and say comes out in February, and saw a little preview of chapter 1 percent and I so anxious to leave the 2 book.

  13. hey guys! ıs there any update abt the release date????

  14. I think itz more likey 2 premiere after the KCA’s. spring-through-summer iz when most kids are home. I wish they wud hurry up itz the only reason I turn that channel

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