Fans want Nickelodeon to give the Legend of Korra “proper respect” after news broke that the show will be digital-only from now on.
Episode 8 of season 3 will be the last episode to air on television; the five remaining episodes will be released online.
“Korra is NOT cancelled,” the show’s team assured in a post on the series’ official Tumblr page. “The remaining episodes will roll out weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1, as well as on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.”
Co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino said via Facebook that all pre-production is done for season 4, and that work is moving along into the animation stage.
It appears that season 4 will also only be released online.
The petition on Change.org asks Nickelodeon to “provide more respect” to Legend of Korra “be being more competent with release dates, airtime, handling, and scheduling.
“Creators Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konieztko, and their staff put forth their maximum efforts into the animation and storyline of The Legend of Korra,” petition creators Melissa and Natali say.
“Nickelodeon has failed to give the show and its creators proper respect in the form of constant schedule changes, lack of a planned release date, leaking four episodes of Book 3 and failing to acknowledge the mistake, minimizing airtime, and more. Nickelodeon focuses more on its other shows and in the process fails to give The Legend of Korra the proper respect and glorification it deserves. Nickelodeon needs to respect the show, the crew behind it, and its large fan base by being more competent with release dates, airtime, handling, and scheduling.”
The petition has over 3,200 signatures so far, with a goal of 5,000 signatures.
“I’ve loved anything to do with Avatar ever since it came out years ago. I normally dont get on TV, but when Legend of Korra is on I am sure to tune in. The animation and story telling within the show is just beautiful and deserves much more respect than Nickelodeon gives it,” said Cole Bryant of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, one of the persons to sign the petition.
Friday’s episode will show Bolin trying to master metalbending.