The first teaser and first look at the main characters of the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ live-action series have been released by Netflix.
The teaser was shown at the Netflix Tudum fan event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and it takes us through the elements of Avatar, complete with a suitably mystical soundtrack. We also learned that the series will premiere in 2024.
New photos of Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko have also been released by Netflix.
The upcoming Avatar adaptation has been in the works since 2018, with the goal of bringing the well-known anime franchise to life for the first time.
In addition to Daniel Dae Kim, Arden Cho, Randall Duk Kim, and others, George Takei, Amber Midthunder, and Danny Pudi have recently joined the live-action cast.
“We’ll be expanding and growing the world, and there will be surprises for existing fans and those new to the tale,” said showrunner Albert Kim. “But throughout this process, our byword has been ‘authenticity.’ To the story. To the characters. To the cultural influences. Authenticity is what keeps us going, both in front of the camera and behind it, which is why we’ve assembled a team unlike any seen before — a group of talented and passionate artists who are working around the clock to bring this rich and incredibly beautiful world to life.”
Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the original Avatar creators, were originally on board as executive producers and showrunners. The duo, however, parted ways with the Netflix production in 2020.
In addition to the upcoming live-action adaptation, Avatar will receive a full-length animated feature film in 2025. In fact, it’s the first of three planned animated Avatar films from Paramount and Nickelodeon.