Netflix is Developing a Live-Action AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Series!
I’ve got some exciting news for all you Avatar: The Last Airbender fans! The classic Nickelodeon animated series is being adapted into a live-action series over at Netflix! You’ll also be happy to here that the original creators of the series Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will be serving as executive producers and showrunners on the series!
This is fantastic news! I know a lot of fans hated the live-action movie that M. Night Shyamalan made back in 2010, but this series is not going to be that! There’s no way that DiMatino and Konietzko are going to allow that to happen again. They had this to say in a joint statement:
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance 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 is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
Netflix’s Melissa Cobb, VP Kids and Family Content added:
“We are committed to honoring Bryan and Mike’s vision for this retelling and are thrilled to support them on creating a live-action event series, bringing Aang’s epic world of elemental magic to life for global audiences on Netflix.”
The new series will be made in partnership with Nickelodeon and production is scheduled to start next year. I’m excited about this live action series of The Last Airbender and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together and turns out!
What do you think about Netflix developing a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series?