The animated Nickelodeon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” garnered critical acclaim during its original run from 2005 to 2008. The show is about nations where inhabitants called “benders” can manipulate earth’s elements – and Aang, the titular Avatar who can manipulate all four elements. Now, the classic show is getting a fresh take via a Netflix live-action series. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzsko, the show’s original creators, had been in talks with Netflix about the new series since 2018 but ultimately left the production due to conflicting visions and creative differences.
While the show’s original creators are no longer involved with the live-action production, it still seeks to bring their original vision to life in a new way while staying true to the source material. In a statement on Netflix, new showrunner and executive producer Albert Kim said, “[T]hroughout this process, our byword has been ‘authenticity.’ To the story. To the characters. To the cultural influences. “
Since the live-action series was announced, fans of the original show have been eager to learn details about it, including its cast and premiere date. Read on to find out more about Netflix’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action series!