According to a legitimate Brazilian anime and television website, Nickelodeon has confirmed that The Legend of Korra season 3 will premiere during the month of September in Brazil. As stated in the article, a release date for season 3 has not been announced for the USA. Regardless, this is very promising news for anyone awaiting the third season in the USA – which I assume is anyone reading this post. At the very latest, season 3 will premiere this September in the USA if not several months earlier.
We had a similar discussion during the Book 2 offseason in which many suggested that Nickelodeon could premiere Book 2 earlier in non-USA countries. While this has been done before, the present situation is completely different. Four episodes of Book 3 have been leaked by Mundo Nick, and any episodes premiering in non-USA countries first will be leaked to the USA as well. If Nickelodeon decides to premiere Book 3 in Brazil (as an example) before the USA, the USA will have six leaked episodes of Book 3 before the season even gets started.
While this wouldn’t necessarily be a disastrous situation, it’s a situation that should be avoided at all costs. And frankly, premiering Book 3 in the USA before any other country isn’t exactly a tough stunt to pull off. Nickelodeon has done for the first two Books, and I fully expect them to do it for Book 3 as well.
Just to serve as a reference, Book 1 premiered in April in the USA and in September in Latin America. Book 2 premiered in September in the USA and in the following February in Latin America. Clearly, Latin America has been a bit behind in terms of The Legend of Korra’s premiere dates in relation to the USA’s premiere date for each season.
I, personally, see The Legend of Korra season 3 premiering in late-July in the USA. When do you think Book 3 will premiere in the USA?
Just a reminder, if you haven’t already seen the official Book 3 trailer, check it out.