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It’s been months since Netflix announced that they were making a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series, but we haven’t gotten any specific updates until now. Just in, we have news that the show could start shooting early 2020.
This comes from Avatar Toph voice actress Jessie Flower, who told the Wyrd Crafts Chit-Chat podcast:
“I’m pretty sure it’s going to all be done up in Canada. [Showrunners Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino] are going to start filming I think in February. That’s rough but sometime in early 2020 they will get the ball rolling.”
For now, we don’t know what the series is going to look like yet, but Flower does say that the production is trying to cast people from the right heritage. After the white washing that was M. Night Shymalan’s The Last Airbender, I’m sure Netflix would want to get this adaptation done right. After all, Avatar has gone down to be one of the most beloved animated series of all time.
If you ask me, they should have just done what they did with The Legend of Korra and focused the story on a whole new Avatar. Whether it be from the past or the future, I think it would have been better rather than to just retell Aang’s story again. Then again, with original showrunners on board, maybe they have a better idea on how to adapt the series. Let’s just hope Netflix gave the Avatar team the proper budget for it.
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Source: The GWW