We’ve been getting news about Netflix’s live-action adaptation for Avatar: The Last Airbender for years, but only now has the streaming giant given us our first look at the show. Thanks to the TUDUM 2023 event, we know have our first images for Aang (Gordon Cormier), Katara (Kiawentiio), Sokka (Ian Ousley), and Zuko (Dallas Liu).
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Netflix also dropped a teaser, but it doesn’t really have any footage from the series in it; what we do have are some animated insignias for each of the four nations; the Air Nomads, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, and the Fire Nation.
Though some fans are excited for the series to come to live-action, a lot are admittedly cautious with their optimism. M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of the material is still poorly regarded by the fandom; and fans didn’t think it was a good sign that original Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko left the project back in 2020.
Even if you’re already not interested, Konietzko and DiMartino have teamed up with Netflix with Avatar Studios, and they’re looking to expand on the Airbender lore with a new series featuring the Avatar after Korra, as well as an animated film with the adult Team Avatar.
Either way, Airbender fans are sure going to have a lot of things to look forward to in the next few years.
Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender series is looking to premiere sometime in 2024.