NICKELODEON ORDERS THIRD SEASON OF AVATAR: BRAVING THE ELEMENTS
All-New Firebending Season of Fan-Favorite Podcast Slated to Debut January 2024
Nickelodeon has announced the renewal for a third season of Avatar: Braving the Elements, the official companion podcast for Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. Hosts Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko) announced the news by a special video message to fans during the “Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy” panel at New York Comic Con 2023. Produced by Nickelodeon, the third season of Avatar: Braving the Elements will debut in Jan. 2024 and be available wherever podcasts are heard.
In season three (40 episodes), Varney and Basco re-watch Book 3 of the classic animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, offering fans an intimate look inside the popular story where they will break down key themes, notable battles, and share behind-the-scenes stories and trivia. The all-new season will rollout weekly and feature multiplatform elements, including video shorts and corresponding YouTube content.
Award-winning Avatar: Braving the Elements extends the Avatarverse for loyal fans who grew up with the beloved franchise. In this weekly podcast, hosts Janet Varney and Dante Basco continue to re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Special guests from cast members to producers to superfans drop in to explore elements of Book 3 and reveal secrets behind the making of the series. Fans can binge the first two seasons now to catch up on the podcast.
About Avatar: The Last Airbender
Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender emerged from its three-season run (61 episodes), from February 2005 to July 2008, as one of the most beloved animated properties in history. Honored with a Peabody Award and Primetime Emmy, along with multiple Annie Awards and Genesis Awards, the series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must defeat Fire Lord Ozai and end the Hundred Year War to restore balance to the Four Nations.
In addition to the series’ success, the property has also been translated into several bestselling book series, which continue to roll out new original stories. The graphic novel series most recently spent two months on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list in 2020, and the young adult novels have spent 24 total weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and have close to 700,000 copies in print. The DVD and Blu-rays are also incredibly successful, with the “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Series” generating nearly $38MM in retail sales since its 2015 release.