Avatar: The Last Airbender a Netflix series that gives us a shot at live-action glory. It is now streaming on Netflix from Tuesday. It shares a concept of art for what it’s calling “a reimagined, live-action Avatar. The Last Airbender series” is based on the beloved animated show about a young hero blessed with the superpower to manipulate the elements of air. The creator of the series is Bryan Konietzko, and Micheal Dante DiMartino will return as showrunners.
“We’re thrilled by seeing the opportunity to command this live-action adaption of Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Konietzko and DiMartino said in a statement that “We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we have always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix fully dedicated to demonstrating our vision for this detail, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
Avatar ran for three seasons on Nickelodeon, winning a handful of the award along the way, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation in 2007. Its popularity led to the creation of The Legend of Korra, a spinoff series about the more form of the original show’s hero. Korra also found a great deal of success on Nickelodeon and recently featured in TVLine’s ranking of the ten most satisfying LGBT+ reveals in animation.
If the idea of a live-action version of the Airbender story sounds familiar to you, it is because Paramount Pictures pursue to turn the series into a film franchise in 2010, written and directed by twist master M. Night Shyamalan.