M. Night Shyamalan didn't kill Avatar: The Last Airbender after all. The show creators are ready to carry the series forward — 70 years into the future, to be exact. And will focus on a new female bender, Korra.
The picture above was released in a press release and features "Korra overlooking Republic City. Note the skyscrapers, mountains, and rivers." Besides that, very little information is known about the project just yet. But we do know that Korra is supposedly a bender of some type, and is being trained by Aang and Katara's son Tanzin. Plus it looks like the new series has slightly modernized the Airbender world a bit. The picture alone shows many more buildings and skyscrapers than we're used to seeing in this series. Nickelodeon calls Republic City, "a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart." We're guessing that Korra becomes Republic City's Batman, of sorts.
UGO is reporting that Jeremy Zuckerman, who composed the original series, will be joining series creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko to work on this score as well. Excellent news all around, but what of the old characters? We're guessing this show is too clever to toss great personalities like Aang away — so we're expecting to see some sort of link.
The new series will premiere in November, 2011.