- Insights on Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Why We Love It?
- When is the Avatar Live-action Series Coming Out?
- The Cast and Characters
- Avatar Live-Action: Original Story? Maybe Not
- Who will produce the show?
Insights on Avatar: The Last Airbender
If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you have already watch Avatar: The Last Airbender (1). However, we are still going to give a brief on the show for those who haven’t yet. This little show was aired on Nickelodeon(2) that combined several systems. It includes East Asian and New World Imaginary, fighting styles, meditations, nature of the free will, belief, sacrifice, friendship, and more. The show got removed in 2015 but has recently returned on Netflix. It is now available for online streaming to the whole new generation, fan while being groundbreaking as always.
Why We Love It?
The series has been called revolutionary because of its nuanced depictions of good vs. evil. There are several other reasons why the show still holds up even after ten years of its initial release. It has complex concepts, topics, and a point of view that are not usually found in children’s programs.
The show is also praised for its idealistic portrayal of destiny, the importance of staying true to your belief. It gives out the message of trusting yourself and your skills, along with the necessity of change. Avatar: The Last Airbender shows that there is power in allowing yourself to evolve and a destiny you should control. Yes, they had to cover a lot of ground, but the show makes it as easy as walking on air.
When is the Avatar Live-action Series Coming Out?
Netflix announced its plans to make a live-action series of Avatar: The Last Airbender in 2018. However, it looks like it is still in planning stages since we have not yet received any release date. The show’s production was initially expected to start in 2019, but later on, it changed to 2020. But given the coronavirus pandemic situation, all the production plans are currently halted, and we will have to wait a little longer. It will give them more time to perfect everything!
The Cast and Characters
We expect all significant players like Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Iroh, Azula, Firelord, and Ozai on the Avatar live-action show. However, we don’t know who else will make it in the series since it hasn’t been cast yet. They may also combine some of the minor characters or even take some out entirely. We sincerely hope to see Cabbage Man making the cut!
The show is still in pre-production with no announcements of any cast members. However, the good news is they are looking out for people with colors for Avatar live-action. The original series of co-creators Michael Dante and Bryan Konietzko were very clear about it from 2018. Since the show is set in the East Asian world, New World and Inuit influences, it doesn’t contain any white people (3).
Avatar Live-Action: Original Story? Maybe Not
As far as we know, Avatar live-action is most likely to follow its original story. The original Nickelodeon show had four nations in a fictional world. Each of the countries had their corresponding classical elements and were home to “benders.” These benders could psycho-kinetically manipulate their element via martial arts. However, a reincarnated human, Avatar, could master all four elements to keep the balance of the world.
The original series of Avatar: The Last Airbender, was separated into three seasons or books, each containing 20 episodes. The live-action may follow the same format and release three seasons following the same events as the original. They may give us longer episodes or sip over the weaker one-shots.
Who will produce the show?
The creators of the original series, DiMartino and Konietzko, would produce the show. Jeremy Zuckerman would also return on the show to compose its music. For the concept design, Jan Chol Lee, who worked for Big Hero 6 of Disney, would also be joining.