Stranger Things and 5 Netflix shows that could be the next Game of Thrones

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NEW YORK – JUNE 30: A martial artist performs at the premiere of “The Last Airbender” at Alice Tully Hall on June 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – JUNE 30: A martial artist performs at the premiere of “The Last Airbender” at Alice Tully Hall on June 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) /

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Many of you may have forgotten, but Netflix is developing a new, live-action TV series based on Avatar: The Last Airbender. The animated series was a huge hit when it premiered in 2005 and ran for three seasons on Nickelodeon.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in a world divided into four regions. In each region, there are those with special powers to “bend” elements, including water, fire, air and earth. There is one who can do all, the Avatar, and he/she rules over the regions, making them get along. You could say that, in a way, the Avatar is very similar to the King or Queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is not going to be like Game of Thrones in a lot of ways, but there are going to be some epic action sequences and magic. What more do we want? There’s also politics of the state, crazed rulers, war, and more.

In terms of spectacle, though, Avatar will have global interest, and because of that, it has the chance to be an incredibly popular show. I’d also guess many fans of Game of Thrones will also be interested in this new Netflix series.

Avatar was turned into a live-action film a few years ago, and that film just missed the mark completely. As a TV series, Avatar: The Last Airbender could be a huge success at Netflix.