First look at the new Airbender hero, Korra of the Southern Water Tribe

Even though M. Night Shyamalan tried to kill it, Airbender will live on. Here's the first ever close up of the brand new hero from Avatar: Legend of Korra the new series that takes place 70 years after the original.

The new 12-part mini-series will follow Korra of the Southern Water Tribe as she attempts to master all of the elements as the nations' new Avatar. And a lot has changed since the days of Aang — an older still of Korra surveying the cityscape of Republic City revealed some massive changes, like skyscrapers. Which is pretty dramatic, since the most impressive castles and forts from the original series were made out of dirt or ice. Everything else about Korra and her mysterious new city is being kept under lock and key. But fingers crossed the new cartoon figures out a way to bring back Appa — he was our favorite character.

The series will air on Nickelodeon in November 2011.

Via Wall Street Journal