Yesterday afternoon, Bryan Konietzko used Tumblr to not only give Korra fans an update on Book 3, but an update on Book 4 as well.
Konietzko started his post by ensuring readers that Book 3 is coming “SOON!” He then went on to say that the crew had the final Korra animatic meeting for the Book 4 finale – which is also the series finale of The Legend of Korra.
In order to control the speculation that will surely erupt from this news, Bryan ended his post by explaining that the animatic meeting is still a part of pre-production and that there’s still a ton of work to do on Book 4.
In regards to the news of Book 3 coming soon, this should come as no surprise for Korra fans. The frequency at which Bryan has been posting Book 3 images is far greater than ever before. Add in the fact that we received a leaked clip of Book 3 several weeks ago and that should tell you that Book 3 is only months away. Last night on Twitter, I was fairly vocal about my belief that Book 3 will premiere sometime this April (next month). If for some reason I’m wrong, I fully expect it to air the following month – May.
Even though April is the closer month, I’d prefer Book 3 to premiere in May. I can’t give an exact reason for that preference, except for the fact that there’s something special about the Summer season.
I almost don’t want to write about the Book 4 news because it’s somewhat depressing. According to Bryan, many of the crew members involved in creating The Legend of Korra have been released because their services are no longer needed. Production on the series is entering the final stretch, and after that, the future of Avatar will once again be in question.
The final animatic meeting for The Legend of Korra wrapped up yesterday, indicating that the storyboarding for Book 4 was completed some time ago. As of today, Mike and Bryan should have working animatics for most – if not all – of Book 3.
In case you are unfamiliar with what animatics are, here is preview of the Book 2 animatics shown at Comic-Con two years ago.
So close, yet so far.