When the world needed the Avatar most, he vanished — or did he?
Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” set for release in 2024.
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As fans of the popular animated Nickelodeon show will recall, “The Last Airbender” follows four nations that once lived harmoniously alongside one another, each ruled by a different element: air, fire, water and earth. Following an attack by the Fire Nation, all hope rests on Aang (Gordon Cormier), an Avatar who can control all the elements, to restore peace to the land.
Per the series’ official logline, “Alongside his newfound friends Sokka and Katara, siblings and members of the Southern Water Tribe, Aang embarks on a fantastical, action-packed quest to save the world and fight back against the fearsome onslaught of Fire Lord Ozai. But with a driven Crown Prince Zuko determined to capture them, it won’t be an easy task.”
In addition to Cormier as Aang, Katara is played by Kiawentiio while Ian Ousley plays Sokka and Dallas Liu plays Zuko. The cast also includes Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as General Iroh.
Albert Kim serves as showrunner and executive producer. Michael Goi and Jabbar Raisani both direct, and serve as executive producers alongside Rideback’s Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore. Other directors include co-executive producer Roseanne Liang and Jet Wilkinson.
The creators of the original Nickelodeon series, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, were originally slated to be involved in the adaptation but later exited the project, with DiMartino citing in an open letter that “things did not go as we had hoped.”
Watch the trailer for the Netflix series below.
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