This article is about the upcoming Netflix series. For other similar uses, see The Last Airbender (disambiguation).

Avatar: The Last Airbender[2] is an upcoming series produced by Netflix in partnership with Nickelodeon, aiming to retell the story of Avatar: The Last Airbender in a live action format. Both Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are returning to helm this adaptation, noting that they were "thrilled [...] to realize Aang's world as cinematically as [they] always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast".[3] Production is scheduled to begin in 2019,[4] with the show slated to air in 2020.[2]


Long ago, the four nations lived in harmony. Then, everything changed. The animated show's original creators helm a live-action take on Aang's story.[2]


While no casting choices have been announced, it was stated by Daniel Richtman in a post that they were "looking for a mostly Asian cast and a 12-14 Asian kid to play Aang".[5] DiMartino and Koneitzko corroborated this in a post of their own, saying that they wanted to make a show that featured a "culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast".[6]


  1. Tweet from Jeremy Zuckerman. Twitter (September 18, 2018). Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Avatar: The Last Airbender. Netflix. Retrieved on October 24, 2018.
  3. New Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series Coming to Netflix. IGN (September 18, 2018). Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  4. 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Live-Action Series In Works At Netflix. Deadline (September 18, 2018). Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  5. Daniel Richtman's patreon. Patreon. Retrieved on March 3, 2020.
  6. Netflix planning live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender with original creators. The Verge (September 18, 2018). Retrieved on March 3, 2020.

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