Netflix’s Live-Action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” Series to Premiere in 2024 – See the First Photos
The first look at Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is finally here, unveiling the ensemble cast who will soon bring the water, earth, fire, and air elements back to the small screen. The streamer revealed the first photos and trailer of the upcoming series at its Tudum event in Brazil on June 17. But it also confirmed that viewers still have a long wait until the adaptation of the animated Nickelodeon series arrives.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” garnered critical acclaim during its original three-season run on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. The series is about four nations – the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads – where inhabitants called “benders” can manipulate the four elements separately, and Aang – the titular Avatar – who can manipulate all four elements. Now, the show is getting an update, thanks to showrunner/executive producer Albert Kim.
Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the original “Avatar: The Last Airbender” creators, were in talks with Netflix about the new series but ultimately left the production due to conflicting visions and creative differences, per a statement released by DiMartino via Instagram in August 2020.
While DiMartino and Konietzko are no longer involved with the live-action production, it still hopes to bring their original vision to life in a new way while staying true to the source material. In a statement posted on Netflix’s website, Kim said, “But throughout 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 more details about it, including its cast and premiere date. Read on for everything we know so far about Netflix’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action series.
– Additional reporting by Njera Perkins