Avatar: The Last Airbender is a beloved animated series from Nickelodeon. Netflix has taken on the challenge of adapting Avatar for live-action, and they are making some fascinating decisions. If you want to know what Netflix’s plans are with this adaptation, keep reading!
About “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Netflix has announced a live-action adaptation of Avatar, but this article focuses more on the Netflix adaptation and not so much on Nickelodeon’s original version.
Netflix Adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
The streaming service/platform Netflix, famously known for their Netflix Original shows like Stranger Things and House of Cards, has announced a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Netflix’s version does not have an estimated release date at this time nor do they know if it will be one season or multiple seasons long. Netflix is also working on the show in partnership with Nickelodeon so you can expect to see some familiar faces come back!
If you’re excited about Netflix adapting “Avatar” but are worried that they might mess up such a beloved series – don’t worry because Netflix knows what they are doing when it comes to adaptations!
Netflix Release Date for “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
OTT Platform Netflix has announced that the adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be released in 2022! Netflix is also working on the show with Nickelodeon which means some familiar faces will return to star in it.
The filming begins in November 2021 and is most likely to wrap up around May 2022. Therefore, after some post-production detailing, the series will be ready to stream live on Netflix.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Potential Plot Details
Netflix revealed that the series will be more than just a remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Netflix is also taking some creative liberties and changing elements from the show with Nickelodeon’s permission which means, for example, that Zuko won’t have red hair!
Plot Details Netflix would like to keep a secret but if you’re dying to know what might happen in this new adaptation then check out our article on the topic here!
Will there be any major spin-offs in Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix version?
We know Netflix will be doing some creative liberties with the original series but so far, there are no major spin-offs planned for this version. Netflix is focusing on one season at a time and assuming they get to make more seasons or episodes than just these first 20, it’s too early to tell!
What about Aang?
Netflix revealed that his character might not be exactly as you remember him. “Aang’s gonna look different,” said Katara actor Nicola Peltz in an interview with IGN. “He doesn’t have my hair anymore.” They’re keeping certain details of Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix specific so we’ll have to wait and see what changes happen when the show finally comes out next year.
Cast and Voice Actors for Netflix Adaptation
Netflix tapped a diverse group of actors for this adaptation and we’re loving it! When they announced that Aang would be voiced by newcomer Noah Ringer, fans were excited to see what he would bring to the role. “I’m just so happy,” said Peltz when she heard her Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix co-star was going to play Aang’s voice in motion capture footage on set since she can’t do that herself as Katara.
Some of the famous artists involved are:
- Zach Tyler Eisen
- Mae Whitman
- Jessie Flower
- Jack DeSena
- Mark Hamill
- Grey DeLisle
- Greg Baldwin
What’s going on with Avatar right now?
Last night marked the grand finale of Legend of Korra; season four which has been confirmed; as being the last one; but don’t worry, there will be plenty more Avatar content; coming your way from Netflix! While there was no official announcement; about when they’re releasing it, fans have speculated that it could come out anytime between 2022.
The Last Airbender series follows; the adventures of Aang, a 12-year old boy, and his friends; in their fight against the evil; Fire Nation. Netflix’s take on this will follow; an older Aang; who is still struggling to master air bending; while trying to stop; Prince Zuko; from capturing Katara and her family
The show has been confirmed; as being live-action; although no casting announcements; have been made yet. It’s set to be written by Netflix veteran Mike DiMartino
Zach Tyler Eisen, one of the original creators for The Legend of Korra series was also announced to be working with Netflix.
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