Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender Loses Showrunner to Percy Jackson

Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender Loses Showrunner to Percy Jackson

Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender was considered to be a massive success, but it has been heavily criticized for the change in character arcs and overall writing. Though the next two seasons had already been greenlit, the show has experienced one major shakeup.

Variety reports that the series showrunner Albert Kim has stepped down from the show. In Kim’s place, executive producers Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani will be taking over. According to insiders, after the multi-year development process of Airbender, he decided to pursue a different opportunity with Disney to work on the Percy Jackson series.

This isn’t the first snag that ATLA has caught in its developing process. Originally, the show had creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko attached, but the two decided to leave the project after creative differences.

If anything, the show looks to be in good hands. Boylan herse;f has worked on great series like Poker Face with Rian Johnson. Raisani, on the other hand, was a VFX supervisor and has worked on shows like Stranger Things and Game of Thrones. He’s also directed episodes of Airbender and Lost in Space which also starred Gordon Cormier.

We don’t know exactly how Airbender is expected to change moving forward, but we do know that a lot of people weren’t happy with the exposition and writing. Hopefully the learn from their mistakes and manage to give better characterization for everyone in the following seasons.

No release date has been set for the second season of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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