Sept. 16, 2013 | 3:43 p.m.

‘Legend of Korra’ creators, star talk about show’s Eastern morality

Korra and the rest of Team Avatar returned to television Friday with the second season premiere of “The Legend of Korra.” Back on Nickelodeon after a 15-month hiatus, the animated series picks up with “Book 2: Spirits” — a new season that offers a look into the mysterious world of spirits first introduced in the show’s predecessor, the Emmy-winning “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” The premiere revealed an uneasy relationship between Korra’s father Tonraq (James Remar), leader of the Southern Water Tribe, and his brother Unalaq (Adrian LaTourelle), chief of the Northern Water Tribe. Unalaq’s offer to become Avatar Korra’s new trainer in spiritual techniques results in conflict between the brothers, between Korra and her family, and, it would seem, between the tribes. Hero Complex sat down with “Legend of Korra” and “Avatar” co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, as well as actress Janet Varney, who […]
Sept. 11, 2013 | 4:43 p.m.

‘Legend of Korra’: Mako, Bolin voice actors talk ‘Book 2: Spirits’

Avatar Korra may be the star of the Nickelodeon series “The Legend of Korra,” but the heroine couldn’t have gotten far without her posse. The animated series, which returns Friday for its second season after a 15-month hiatus, preaches the virtues of loyalty and teamwork, much like its acclaimed predecessor “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Korra’s best friends (and teammates on the Fire Ferrets pro-bending team) are Bolin, a fun-loving earth-bender with a heart of gold, and his elder brother Mako, a brooding fire-bender. Bolin is voiced by P.J. Byrne, best known for his roles in “Horrible Bosses,” “Final Destination 5” and in BET’s “The Game.” Voicing Mako is David Faustino, who has acted in dozens of films and TV series since his Bud Bundy role in “Married With Children” put him on the map. Hero Complex sat down with Byrne […]
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