The "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date likely won't arrive until fall 2013, but show co-creator Bryan Konietzko is keeping "Avatar" fans occupied with a steady stream of leaked imaged. The latest reveals a brand new female character. Read on for more "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date news, rumors and spoilers.

With the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date still months (and months) away and best and unconfirmed by Nickelodeon, fans of the "Avatar: The Last Airbender" sequel are growing increasingly antsy. A steady stream of spoilers are keeping us going, but in some cases (including this one) a new clue often raises more questions than it answers.

The "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date will feature a new female character, Eska, according to the latest leaked screenshot from Konietzko's Tumblr. We see her talking to Bolin and based on her outfit she's from the water tribe--looks like Korra may have some competition if this girl also turns out to be a bender.

Here's more "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date spoilers concerning the latest leaked picture from Hypable:

The character, called "Eska", is one of Korra's two twin cousins, who hails from the Northern Water Tribe along with her brother Desna and their father Unalaq. Not much else is known about this branch of Korra's family, but Eska and Desna's dour expressions in concept art revealed at last year's San Diego Comic Con has led to their being dubbed "the creepy twins."

So will the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date introduce a new love triangle into the story? Hypable's Michal Schick suggests that the answer may be yes:

Eska certainly doesn't look especially chipper in the new image, but we're currently positing sadness rather than creepiness. Bolin doesn't like his usual cheerful self either; could there be some kind of romantic tension between the two? Or are both Bolin and Eska mutually concerned about another problem facing the Korra Krew?

One finale "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date spoiler based on this leaked picture remains, this one based on the image's background. Notice that it looks like we're in Republic City, and not the Water Nation. So Eska has travelled to the now snow covered capitol city. Why? One Hypable commenter has an interesting theory.

"Since Tarrlok kicked the bucket, maybe Republic City needs a new Northern Water Tribe representative who could possibly be her father, which might explain why she would go to Republic City," write a reader calling themselves Chicken.

Another commenter argues that we're actually seeing a technologically advanced version of the Water Nation, suggesting a time gap between "Korra" season 1 and the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date.

"Theres snow on the ground- its probably the Northern Water Tribe which has probably become more modernized! Interesting!" writes Narb.

Previously, Konietzko hinted at the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date online, responding to fans who complained that production was taking too long.

"A year later... you're all still mad the show is not out yet... and Korra is still a badass," wrote Konietzko, referencing the long-awaited Legend of Korra season 2 premiere release date. "Thanks for caring enough to be mad and for following this blog!"

Konietzko continued to defend his team against criticisms regarding the "Legend of Korra" season 2 premiere release date, comparing the act of attacking the show's creators to "being mad at a tree for not growing apples fast enough."

Now on to the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date news, which unfortunately is pretty depressing and comes from Avatar voice actor Janet Varney.

On March 26, Varney responded to fan tweets concerning the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date. Twice, she announced that the show would return in April (these tweets have since been deleted but thankfully were quickly embedded by OH! Entertainment). However, a few days later she was forced to retract the statement:

We also recently got some "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date plot spoilers by way of Momocon, an Atlanta-based animation expo that took place last month and featured a special "Avatar" panel with voice actor Steve Blum (who plays the main villain, Amon, in season 1 of "Legend of Korra"), Sifu Kisu (a martial arts and eastern philosophy consultant who helped developed air bending for "Avatar") and Sifu Rodriguez (another consultant who developed Toph's earth bending fighting style for the original series).

Here's a play-by-play account of what we learned about the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date courtesy of on-the-scene blogger Explosions of Geekiness:

"Holy sh*t you guys...the Avatar/Korra panel at Momocon yesterday was so awesome. Steve Blum, Sifu Kisu, and Sifu Rodriguez (consultant for Toph) was there. Everyone had great questions (except for the one girl who just HAD to ask for autographs...), and we "learned" a few things coming up. (I put learn in quotations because it was hinted at and never really said.)

"Firstly, we're gonna be getting a sub-bending form of airbending! Kisu said it was going to blow our minds. MY MIND IS READY TO BE BLOWN. Also, he totally knows who Lin's daddy is, but he was tight-lipped, so we're gonna find out soon enough I'm sure. Then when someone asked about who they would cast in a Korra movie, Sifu refused to say anything and he said we'd see why later...I'm not sure how I'd feel about a Korra movie. Steve said he wouldn't want one done.

"Adriana aka tinysaurus was there! She gave Steve a CD of all the Disney songs she's modified to make Korra themed. She was literally tiny and cosplaying as Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service. So cute!" [Emphasis added].

We also got a heavy dose of "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date spoilers at the Emerald City Comic-Con "Avatar" fan event. Here's the report from blogger Sea-Dilemma:

Filmeditor16 with Grey Delisle at Emerald City Comic Con! Grey was funny and and very nice and really pretty (prettier than her photos!). She did Azula and Vicki from "Fairly Odd Parents" for us, and signed five things for us and took a picture and gave us all hugs! She has a fan for life in us! She gave us scoop on season 2 of TLOK. She said that she is doing three characters, and that one is the younger version of an established character who had a traumatic event happen to her, and we're thinking LIN! [Emphasis added].

The one thing all these "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date spoilers have in common? They're both about Republic City Police Chief in Bei Fong, which means we'll get to see plenty more of the character and her awesome grappling hooks this fall.

That's all the "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date news and spoilers for now, but check back soon for the latest updates and leaks.