Nickelodeon Upfront 2014: Time, Place, and Trailer or Release Date for Book 3?

Our first major pit stop of the offseason is just a day away. Tomorrow late afternoon/evening, Nickelodeon will host an Upfront for the 2014 year. At the Upfront will be potential advertisers for Nickelodeon – not fans of the network as many have suggested. There’s no way to get a pass for the Nickelodeon Upfront because – frankly – it’s not something most people even know about. It’s strictly meant for advertisers, but it just so happens that the event draws major interest from individual fandoms. In this case, I know most hard-core Legend of Korra fans will be on pins and needles as they await news to come from the Upfront.

Just to clarify some rumors, there will not be a LIVE Stream of the Nickelodeon Upfront tomorrow. This is supposed to be a business event, not a program designed to garner viewer interest. Next – I do not have someone who will LIVE tweet me information from the Upfront. I don’t even know anyone who will be attending the Upfront, unfortunately. So how will we get news from the Nickelodeon Upfront?

Well – from Nickelodeon, of course! Just like last year, we’ll be relying on our favorite network to relay all Upfront news. And it’s not as inconvenient as it may sound.

Nickelodeon Upfront 2014

At the end of the Upfront, Nickelodeon will release a Press Release breaking down their plans for the year. On the Press Release will be release dates (if they’re announced) for all upcoming television series’ they plan on debuting in the future. Any clips or trailers shown at the Upfront are generally posted on the official Nickelodeon website in the timely manner.

Fortunately for us, we won’t have to wait for a Press Release to determine whether or not Book 3 was given a release date. Last year, the official Nickelodeon Twitter account was tweeting out most information that came from the Upfront.

Earlier today, I went on a bit of a Twitter spree, mentioning @NickelodeonTV several times. On one instance, I explained how @NickelodeonTV won’t be mentioning the Upfront much because it’s not an even meant for the fans. On the contrary, the Kid’s Choice Awards (KCA) is meant for the fans, so Nickelodeon will market it like crazy.

Edit: So, I embedded the wrong tweet. I’ll fix it when I get to my computer. Can’t do it on mobile. Sorry!

Nickelodeon replied to the Tweet, agreeing with what I had to say, but mentioning that they would still tweet about any notable releases.

 

Thus, I think it’s safe to say that the official Nickelodeon twitter account will keep us up to date for much of tomorrow’s event. Besides, it’s not like there’s much to keep up with. We’re either going to get a release date and/or trailer, or nothing. This isn’t on the level of Comic-Con by any means; Nickelodeon won’t be doing any major plot reveals for Book 3 because advertisers don’t care about that.

So in short – Nickelodeon will have us covered tomorrow with any news that may come from the Upfront. Again, the Nickelodeon Upfront 2014 takes place tomorrow late-afternoon/evening in New York. Expectations for The Legend of Korra Book 3 are currently a release date and trailer.

I won’t be disappointed if we only get one of the two, but I will be if we get nada. Hopefully Nickelodeon pulls through tomorrow.

What are your expectations for tomorrow’s Upfront?

  • Cast Bender Podcast

    I expect a release date, anything less would be terrible, but hey, this isn’t Nick’s first time breaking my heart! Haha

  • Link9150

    To be honest, just a trailer is enough for me. Though, since we know Book 3 is close to be done in its entirety I am expecting not a release date (too good to be true) but the period in which it would air (e.g: Spring or May or something of the sort).

  • Kyle Edgecomb

    Well hopefully if not a release date, at least a teaser to tell us its not far, and maybe if they say “coming in summer” then that will due as well

  • http://www.performerfx.de/ PerformerFX

    I seriously hope that they will finally announce the date. If the date will be announced tommorow I won’t consider the book2-book3 break as an “offseason”. It was then more like the “time to realize book 2″

    If they handle it like last year: “Book 2 coming this year” and nothing else: I WILL FREAK OUT! At least a trailer HAS TO BE there! There is no way that they don’t got any trailer. The production state according to Mike is definitely 3 minute trailer material at LEAST!

  • Ariana Moreno

    I would love to see a trailer. at least XD

    • ajames123

      im sure we may not see the trailer tomorrow, sorry for being negative, but dont get dissapointed!

      • Ariana Moreno

        hey, what’s new XD nick can tend to be disappointing O.O those guys are doing a bad job advertising for book 3 if it does come out in april/may

  • Link9150

    Does anyone know when will the Upfront start?

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I wrote late-afternoon/evening in the post.

    • Legama

      I feel lucky of being here over the rockies, we will have the information earlier on our time zone. Although i think the whole info will start to flow on the next day. Better check early at Friday.

    • Melanie R.

      The upfront is at 4:30 PM EDT today, the 13th! Fingers crossed everyone; we might get that premiere date in just a few hours!!!!! :D

      • Link9150

        EDT is Eastern time, right?

        • Melanie R.

          Yes. :)

  • Azulaalwayslies

    My best bet is that we will get a trailer, and they will let us know what month the show will be released.

    The pessimist in me thinks it might be more prudent for Nickelodeon to release an extended TV spot like the one aired in the Netherlands. It’ll end with “Coming Soon” or “Coming this (Month)”.

    That way hype is built up so the actual trailer gets the attention it deserves.

    However, whatever we get, we know Book 3 is coming extremely soon. It’s gonna be a good week to be an Avatard!

  • Josh

    I think we will definitely get a release date/month. As for a trailer, Nick will probably just show a Book 3 clip to the people attending Upfront. I remember last year how we heard about the clip from IGN(I think it was them lol.), but Nick never officially released it. So if there is a trailer we will most likely just get a description of it by IGN or something. Then again, maybe Nick has finally realized that if you wan’t to keep fans interested you have to give them some treats here there. But since it is Nick that we’re talking about, I highly doubt it. I wanted to be optimistic this time around, but lets be realistic. So a release date/month is a definite. I’m leaning more towards a full blown release date though.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      The trailer that IGN saw at last year wasn’t from the Upfront. If Nickelodeon reveals a trailer at the Upfront, we’ll see it – just like when the Upfront from some years ago released a trailer for Book 1.

      • Josh

        Oh, well that’s good to know :) Maybe I will be a little more optimistic this time around. I mean if what you say is true(And I believe you lol.) Nick should have no problem rolling out a Book 3 trailer. Bryan has given use plenty of reason to believe that Book 3 is completely finished or at least ready to air a couple of episodes. I’m counting on you Nick! Damn, now i’m a little too optimistic lol.

  • blood red rose

    I think we if not get the information we absolutely desire we will have to at least wait till the KCA we’d have to be patient although..
    If Nickelodeon doesn’t screw with us it’d be a miracle in my eyes
    If not then that will probably show how pathetic and insulting they are to this and other fandoms is it me or am I the only one who cells disgusted by that. (Not trying to be negative sorry!)

    • Ariana Moreno

      haha nah, i’m with ya on this one too. and it’s good to have a level of pessimism and optimism. i also think that nick can’t really be trusted because look at the fact that if book 3 does air in april/may, then they didn’t advertise anything O.O and like i said in another comment, the fact that no one has mentioned the stuff we saw from the netherlands

      • blood red rose

        True,true to maybe nick is kind of like across from unavatu and is controlling bryke! Poor bryke :( XD

        And thank goodness woah I was very uneasy about that post I was expecting some kind of rant!

        • Ariana Moreno

          yeah, no problem XD

          • blood red rose

            Arigato

          • Ariana Moreno

            mr. robato XD

          • blood red rose

            No prob Bob! XD

          • Ariana Moreno

            O.O huh? haha XD

          • Loklover

            Domo arigato mister roboto haha

          • Ariana Moreno

            exactleh XD

  • Guest

    BOOK 3 TRAILER IS UP ON NICK’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

    http://tinyurl.com/y8ufsnp

    • Ariana Moreno

      woah duuude! awesome yo XD its’ about timmme!! X) yayyyyy!

      • Link9150

        Woops. That’s the real one:

        http://tinyurl. com/y8ufsnp

        Edit: Aaah…Fuck it. I screwed it up with a test post … :/

        • Ariana Moreno

          aw man :/

    • blood red rose

      IDK but I got a music video rick astley – never gonna give you up

      IS THIS NORMAL!!

      I love the song but I was expecting a trailer ok…

    • Josh

      For future reference, if your gonna Rick Roll someone, make sure the video doesn’t pop before we click on the link lol.

      • Link9150

        I know right, this guy failed so hard.

        • Ariana Moreno

          hahaha XD nice bro :p

          • Link9150

            Some people don’t know how to do it I guess

        • Josh

          I know. And the funny thing is that if I didn’t see the video he would have successfully Rick Rolled me.

          • Link9150

            Lol. Same for me.

  • Sibis

    Since LOK will be Mike and Bryan final series for now.

    I have noticed several cartoons like Batman the Animated Series, one of the Ben 10 Alien Force series, etc., will usually take the gloves off to be more bold in content than the usual amount to go out with a bang. For action cartoons it’s a notch up on the violence, death, or sexual content.

    Ben 10 had an implied sex scene. BTAS had Harley Quinn in a night gown flirting with Joker. Rev up your Harley.

    Since Legend of Korra is nearly done, the final Book may notch things up. Like Korra may sport a swimsuit and have other guys ogling her.

    • lalapao

      when did ben 10 have an implied sex scene?? It’s been 7 years since I watched that show.

      • Sibis

        Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Couples Retreat

        Charmcaster and Darkstar in context.

    • Link9150

      If Korra gets in a bathing suit I don’t think she’ll have many guys looking at her. Don’t get me wrong, Korra’s gorgeous (I believe she’s the sexiest character of the entire franchise) but she isn’t portraying the image of a sexy girl like Asami or Ty Lee. To be honest, in “The Beach” episode of Book 3, I thought Azula with her hair down looked way better than Ty Lee, yet Ty Lee had all the boys around her. I’d expect people to look around Mako or Asami, but not Korra or even Bolin for that matter. They present different images than beauty in the show.

      • Ariana Moreno

        agreed. Korra isn’t’ the made-to-be-sexy-type woman in the show, but basically, the opposite of that stereotype. she doesnt care about looks that much, and is comfortable being herself. she isn’t the flashy type at all and being a tomboy and more of a slob in a good way, you can see Asami getting more attention along with Mako. Bolin is just ugly XD sorry.

        • Sibis

          Things in this show can go one way then the next moment turn on a dime.

          We thought Asami (learn her lesson and know better) wouldn’t run back into Mako’s arms after the shoddy relationship he gave her in Book 1, but they got back together.

  • Korrava

    Really hoping for a release date, and a trailer! I am so excited, but I don’t want to get too optimistic. But production on Book 3 is almost complete, so I don’t see why not! If they don’t release a trailer tomorrow, I will be dissapointed. Also, if they do not mention or advertise it during the KCA’S or at all during the month of March, then May or June is likely.

    But hopefully, we will get a trailer. Till then I’m still really excited!! I just can’t wait any longer for Book 3. :)

  • Loklover

    I think….
    75% – release date
    25% – trailer
    I don’t care which one we get! Well.. I would like to have both of em LOL but as long as we get something I’ll be happy! :D

  • Loklover

    I was on twitter.. and yes I agree with you. THAT WOULD TOTALLY SUCK if they release the short clip that released in the Netherlands at Nick Upfront! I’ll literally hit myself with a hammer if they do

    • Legama

      I would feel trolled. But like if Nick hasn’t do it to us before ¬¬

      • Loklover

        Grow up. You know im not like that. Plus, Legendofkorra online’s account is pretty popular on twitter and I thot his theory could be possible and I wanted to share it with you guys. THATS ALL.
        And just to let you know, on twitter, stalking is what EVERYONE does. You can’t avoid it.

        • Legama

          eh… what?

  • Sibis

    Don’t do a trailer to excite the fans. Do one that angers them by showing the low points and things that would irritate them like “Mako kissing Asami or Korra”

    Then it will all be out of their system by the time Book 3 starts. lol

    • Legama

      Dude I think that would be a call for anarchy on all Korra fandoms, communities and forums.

      • Sibis

        The bad stuff sticks out like a sore thumb more than the good.

        In the end, it’s not going to drive us all away. We’re still going to watch it since there is so few things on. :P

        • Legama

          Yeah you can count on that.

  • Legama

    I’m starting to believe that Nick may release Book 3, in the time slot after the KCAs. Remember that normally the most important shows premiere on that golden time slot, which is usually occupied by Spongebob, FOD or a Schneider’s sitcom. So if Book 3 is ready and they are preparing to announce it, there could be a small chance that for the first time LOK may air on the most valuable time slot that Nick has to offer. If they’re smart enough they would do it, but lets see what Nick has to offer this year.

  • Rachel Terrera

    I hope for both a trailer (especially to tell us more about that girl fighting the OWL, though it may not) and release date. DESPERATELY! And a little off topic, but I wonder how the new intro will go. My guess is that they’ll have Korra doing all the elements by herself OR have a retelling of the battle with Unavaatu viewers can know why it’s just…her? IDK. Just trying to keep it logical. Because she’s the “first” and “only” Avatar now. Do either of those seem possible? (The second one sounds dumb now.)

  • Link9150

    Does anyone else can’t keep this Upfront thing out of their damn minds? I kind of hate that but like that at the same time. What about you guys?

    • Ariana Moreno

      it’s driving me mad and it keeps me up at night XD

  • Link9150

    Can’t believe this is true, but we finallly got a trailer, though there’s no release date :/

    • Ariana Moreno

      YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESHH!!! XD YAYYYYYYYYY!!!! OH THAT IS SO BADASS!!! XD FINALLYYYY!!! THAAAANNNKKK YOUU

      • Link9150

        Can’t wait!!!

    • Loklover

      Huh? I’m confused this isn’t a trailer :/ Am I missing something? Hahha

      • Ariana Moreno

        what do you mean loklover?! It is the trailer O.O what are ya crazeh woman? XD really!!! what did you see? O.o

        • Loklover

          Just a red head guy singing with a deep voice

          • Ariana Moreno

            ????

          • Loklover

            What do u see?

        • Loklover

          This is what comes up. And isn’t the picture from season 2? And what did you see? What’s the trailer about?!!

  • Loklover

    Today is the day!!! I’m so excited :D