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The Iconic World of Avatar: The Last Airbender Comes Alive on Netflix! Trailer, Release Date, and All You Need to Know

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The Iconic World of Avatar: The Last Airbender Comes Alive on Netflix! Trailer, Release Date, and All You Need to Know
Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

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Netflix continues with its strategy of converting everything it can to live action. Just as Disney is doing with its classics, the streaming platform is taking several anime to live action, and although it has not worked very well so far, with One Piece they want to hit the nail on the head. But not only from Japan they want to take their ideas, they are also about to adapt an American series based on Chinese martial arts: Avatar: The Legend of Aang.

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The animated series was so successful between 2005 and 2008, both critically and with audiences, that M. Night Shyamalan himself tried to adapt it into a film in 2010 with Airbender, the last warrior. This was the worst reviewed film of Shyamalan’s career, so you can imagine how it turned out.

However, at Netflix they are not giving up and are fighting to make their adaptation better than that of the director of The Sixth Sense. They have demonstrated this through TUDUM, the event where they have also presented The Three Body Problem and the second season of The Squid Game. Here they have given us more clues about what we will see in the series.

Avatar: The Legend of Aang Trailer

Although we still don’t have a long trailer for the series, Netflix has already presented a small 53-second teaser where the main elements of the series are presented: water, earth, fire and air. It is clear that they want their series to respect the original canon.

What is Avatar: The Legend of Aang about?

Avatar: The Last Airbender tells the story of little Aang, a 12-year-old boy who lives in a world dominated by four different nations; the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and the Air Nomads. Aang is the sole survivor of his nation, the Air Nomads, who have disappeared because of the war waged by the Fire Nation.

The series tells the journey of the young man, who is actually the world’s last Avatar: a person capable of mastering the four elements and is able to maintain the balance between the four nations. As he tests his abilities, he travels with his companions Sokka, Katara and Toph in a quest to bring peace to the world.

Cast of Avatar: The Legend of Aang

Some of the actors who will play the characters of Avatar: The Legend of Aang are already known. In fact, they have released some presentation posters featuring the main protagonists. The general public’s feeling has been apathetic, following Shyamalan’s film, but that may all change later on as we see more about the series. The confirmed actors are as follows:

Gordon Cormier plays Aang, the Avatar. He is a 12-year-old Airbender who awakens after being frozen in ice for a century.

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Kiawentiio Tarbell gives life to Katara, master of water and sister of Sokka. Both are orphaned by the Fire Nation, which took their mother’s life.

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Ian Ousley is Sokka, Katara’s older brother. He has no magical powers like his sister or Aang, but he is unique in using the boomerang as a weapon.

Aunque comenzó a producirse en 2018, los showruners iniciales renunciaron al proyecto. Albert Kim asumió como nueva cabeza creativa en 2021. (Netflix)

Dallas Liu is Zuko, the exiled crown prince of the Fire Nation. He is the villain of the story and his mission is to capture the Avatar in order to regain his honor and his father’s approval.

Según su director, la meta del live-action es realtar la autenticidad de la historia. (Netflix)

Avatar: The Legend of Aang Release Date

Avatar: The Legend of Aang will premiere next 2024, although there is still no concrete date of when it will be released. The series will have a total of 8 episodes and, if everything goes as planned by Netflix, they will all be released on the same day so you can have marathons.

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Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Cultural journalist specialized in film, series, comics, video games, and everything your parents tried to keep you away from during your childhood. Also an aspiring film director, screenwriter, and professional troublemaker.

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