An American anime-influenced animated television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender or simply Avatar has risen to be identified as one of the best-animated series, which is created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with production in the hands of Nickelodeon Animation Studio. The popularity of this American anime is so exponentially widespread that it will now be getting a Netflix live-action adaptation. However, for those hoping to watch it in January 2023, we hate to break the bad news to you. The live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender is not coming to Netflix until January 2023.
Find out all the latest updates regarding the show below!
When can we expect Avatar: The Last Airbender to arrive on Netflix?
Ever since the streaming giant announced that a live-action adaptation will be made of Avatar: The Last Airbender in 2018, anime fans have been impatiently anticipating for the show to hit the Netflix library. Unfortunately, as previously mentioned, the official streamer has not released any official release date at the time of writing.
According to TheDigitalFix, “The show will likely premiere sometime in 2023.”
On November 16, 2021, the streaming giant updated the fans on Twitter that the production for the live-action series has begun. In June 2022, the cast announced through Instagram that the production of the series had officially wrapped. Consequently, we can presume that the series is currently in the post-production stage.
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As per the reports, the live-action series utilizes the same technology for filming that Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian had utilized, called Stagecraft. This technology enables the actors to perform scenes in real-time, whereas the digital environments are projected on a video wall. Resultantly, it saves time in editing and post-production.
Based on this data, we presume the live-action adaptation of the series Avatar: The Last Airbender to release sometime in the first half of 2023.
What can we expect to happen in Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Although the plot of the live-action series of the anime has not been released yet, we expect it follows the same outline as the award-winning animation. For those unversed or who fail to recollect, the anime series follows the life of Aang, who is the last surviving member of the Air Nomads. After being for 100 years, he was discovered by two Souther Water Tribe members, Katara and her brother Sokka.
Once he thaws out, Aang discovers that the militarily regimented Fire Nation intends to invade other Kingdoms and plans to dominate the entire world. In order to cease their plans, Aang realizes his mission to master all four elements and become the Avatar to restore peace in the land.
In 2018, Netflix stated that the live-action adaptation of the series would be a “re-imagining” of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
“While this doesn’t mean that the Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix live-action series will be a strict remake, it does indicate that it will follow the same beats and story progression as the first season in the animation did back in 2005.”
When it comes to what the creators of the show think and feel, DiMartino wrote, “Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It might turn out to be a show many of you end up enjoying. But what I can be certain about is that whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan [Konietzko] and I had envisioned or intended to make.”
Who are the expected cast members of Avatar: The Last Airbender?
The current list of Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix live-action series includes the following cast members:
- Gordon Cormier as Aang
- Kiawentiio as Katara
- Ian Ousley as Sokka
- Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko
- Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh
- Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai
- Ken Leung as Commander Zhao
- Kay Siu Lim as Gyatso
- Elizabeth Yu as Azula
- Yvonne Chapman as Kyoshi
- Maria Zhang as Suki
- Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran
- Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi
- Arden Cho as June
- Danny Pudi as The Mechanist
- Momona Tamada as Ty Lee
- Thalia Tran as Mai
- Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue
- A Martinez as Pakku
- Nathaniel Arcand as Chief Arnook
- Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin
- C.S. Lee as Avatar Roku
Concerning the casting of the show, Albert Kim, the showrunner said:
“We’ll be expanding and growing the world, and there will be surprises for existing fans and those new to the tale. But throughout this process, our byword has been ‘authenticity.’ To the story. To the characters. To the cultural influences.”
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