Avatar: The Last Airbender fans are in for a treat. Netflix just announced they’ve ordered a new live-action version of the TV show, Deadline reports.
Based on the animated Nickelodeon series, the fantasy series follows “Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.” The original TV show ran on Nick from 2005 to 2008. A sequel series, The Legend of Korra, aired for four seasons before ending in 2014.
Netflix‘s live-action Avatar will be produced by original creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Production is slated to begin next year.
From DiMartino and Konietzko:
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.”
A reimagined, live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series is coming to Netflix!
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What do you think? Are you a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender? Will you watch the Netflix series?