Note: Big thanks to the commentor by the alias of JB for notifying me about the Upfront’s release date.
Every year, Nickelodeon holds an event called an “Upfront”, which is essentially the Comic-Con equivalent for Television Networks. During these Upfronts, Networks talk about their upcoming television schedule for the year. They discuss shows that will be returning to the network and talk about what fans should expect during the new seasons.
During March of last year, Nickelodeon held their 2012 Upfront and basically gave a rundown of their 2012 Television Schedule. They discussed the newly planned seasons for Spongebob Squarepants, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and many other popular Nickelodeon shows. More importantly, they discussed Book 1 of The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon’s 2012 Upfront gave us the release date for Book 1 as well as a new trailer for the series.
Throughout this current off-season, Nickelodeon has failed to even mention Book 2’s existence. For any Legend of Korra fan that hasn’t done his or her homework, Book 2 doesn’t even exist. I was a little disappointed in the network for not capitalizing on apparent opportunities, but another opportunity has arisen: the Nickelodeon 2013 Upfront is scheduled for February 26th where the Network is expected to talk about their entire 2013 television schedule.
Based on passed history, it’s practically confirmed that Nickelodeon will at least mention Book 2 since it will be a part of their 2013 schedule, but I think we’ll get more than a simple mention.
This is mere speculation of course, but it seems like the signs are pointing to an announcement for Book 2’s release date.
Last year’s Upfront did well in giving us a release date for Book 1, so I see no reason for Nickelodeon to keep the release date a secret when the perfect medium for releasing such information is upon them.
Based on what I’ve seen in the past from Nickelodeon, I actually expect the Network to announce Book 2’s release date on the 26th, but I’ve been wrong in the past. Dead wrong. So I suggest keeping your expectations low in case disappointment strikes, but I think it’s safe to keep a small sliver of hope on your side because everything just seems to fit.
What do you think? Will we receive an announcement for Book 2’s Release Date at this year’s Nickelodeon Upfront? What about a trailer?