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Avatar: The Last Airbender[4] 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 were returning to helm this adaptation, till they departed the series in 2020.[5] Production was originally scheduled to begin in 2019,[6] with the show slated to air in 2020.[4]

Production

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 [year old] Asian kid to play Aang".[7] DiMartino and Konietzko corroborated this in a post of their own, saying that they wanted to make a show that featured a "culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast".[8]

The following people and studios are known to be involved in the show:

  • Jang Chol Lee as a Concept Designer.[1]
  • Eddie Bonin as VFX Production Executive for Season One.[9]

On August 12, 2020, DiMartino and Konietzko announced they left the production in June, citing creative differences with Netflix.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jang Lee's profile on LinkedIn. Retrieved on July 8, 2020.
  2. Tweet from Jeremy Zuckerman. Twitter (September 18, 2018). Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  3. Dan Lin Set To Executive Produce Netflix's Avatar The Last Airbender Series (EXCLUSIVE). Discussing Film (October 15, 2019). Retrieved on July 8, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Avatar: The Last Airbender. Netflix. Retrieved on October 24, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 An open letter to Avatar: The Last Airbender fans. Michael Dante DiMartino. Retrieved on August 12, 2020.
  6. 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Live-Action Series In Works At Netflix. Deadline (September 18, 2018). Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  7. Daniel Richtman's patreon. Patreon. Retrieved on March 3, 2020.
  8. Netflix planning live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender with original creators. The Verge (September 18, 2018). Retrieved on March 3, 2020.
  9. Eddie Bonin's profile on LinkedIn. Retrieved on July 8, 2020.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix)

  • The netflix adaptation should be a prequel

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    • Yes, but what Disney is currently doing that serves as an example on how to try to create new stories instead of redoing all the material alre...
    • Disney's usually a cash cow for live action remakes, they're kinda ok imo but doesn't really capture the charm as much as ...
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    • Hate to say it, but I doubt this is coming in 2020. We would've heard more if it were coming out in the next few months. I'm tentativ...
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