Amidst all the anger and animosity towards Nickelodeon, I’ve noticed that some of that anger has trickled onto the plates of The Legend of Korra’s creators, Mike and Bryan. I’ve read comments along the lines of Why aren’t Mike and Bryan announcing the release date? and I hate how the creators won’t give us Book 2’s release date. While I respect the passion that some of these fans clearly have for the show, I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t call them out.
What these fans are saying is completely inaccurate.
In this scenario, Mike and Bryan are essentially being framed for a crime that they didn’t commit. They are taking the blame for something that is completely out of their control because, quite frankly, Book 2’s release date is completely out of Mike and Bryan’s hands.
Mike and Bryan have no say in the release date for their series’ as well as the announcement for the release date. That decision lies solely in the hands of – you guessed it – Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon makes that decision on their own terms and they do not involve Mike and Bryan at all.
So if you want to complain to someone about not knowing the release, don’t complain to Mike and Bryan, don’t complain to me (ridiculous, I know, but I have heard complaints for not announcing a release date), and don’t complain to the voice actors involved in The Legend of Korra.
Complain to Nickelodeon. But please don’t bother the poor soul who runs the Twitter account, I highly doubt he or she has a say in Book 2’s release date. It’s the executives and marketing experts who plan it all out. They’re looking to get the best bang for their buck; they’ll air Book 2 of The Legend of Korra whenever it’ll be the most profitable.
That’s why Nickelodeon releases new episodes for prime time shows on Friday or Saturday. Their ratings for any show would sky rocket if it aired on Friday or Saturday night as supposed to Tuesday night – as an example.
So long story short, Mike and Bryan are the good guys in this scenario. Don’t let your animosity towards Nickelodeon rub onto the plates of Mike and Bryan, because they don’t deserve the blame for this mess.
[Editors Note]: As most of you all know, this blog is hosted by WordPress.com, a free blogging platform. I’ve decided to change that and self-host this blog. The new URL (domain) for this blog will be http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com. It should go live in a few days, but this is just a heads up.
Keep in mind that this won’t affect any of you in any way. Even if you access this site VIA its current domain, you will still be redirected to this blog. But this is just a heads up so you don’t freak out when you see that the domain is missing the .wordpress.com. Everything will remain the same.