We finally have some good news about Avatar: The Last Airbender series at Netflix and the release date for the new Netflix original series.
The original series was added to Netflix in May 2020, and while the series is more than 15 years old, Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the most popular shows on Netflix.
It’s been a rocky start for Netflix’s new Avatar: The Last Airbender series. Unfortunately, as development was underway, the two co-creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, are not involved with the project anymore. According to Hollywood North, Albert Kim is the new showrunner.
We shared everything you need to know about the live-action Avatar series at Netflix.
Avatar: The Last Airbender release date
Avatar: The Last Aribender looks like it will be released on Netflix in late 2022, possibly during the holiday season.
According to a report from Hollywood North, production on Avatar: The Last Airbender is going to start in November 2021. It will run through May 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The production dates have not been confirmed by Netflix, but if they are true, they give us a pretty good idea about when Netflix will release Avatar: The Last Airbender. Typically, we have to wait at least six months after production ends before the new season is released.
If that happens with Avatar: The Last Airbender, we’ll see the series premiere sometime in November or December 2022. This is the most likely release date scenario for the Avatar: The Last Airbender release date.
We could have to wait much longer to see the season premiere. If that happens, we’ll probably see Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix sometime between the spring and fall of 2023.
That’s all we know for now about the release date. We’ll share any updates with you as we find out!
Avatar: The Last Airbender cast
Netflix announced the official cast of the upcoming live-action series on Aug. 12 along with official word that Albert Kim, who worked on shows like Sleepy Hollow and Nikita, would serve as the series’ showrunner. The cast of the highly anticipated new show includes:
- Gordon Cormier as Aang
- Kiawentiio as Katara
- Ian Ousley as Sokka
- Dallas Liu as Zuko
Gordon Cormier, an 11-year-old newcomer, leads the cast as the master of all four elements, while you may recognize his co-stars from other shows. Kiawentiio appeared in Netflix’s Anne with an E, Ian Ousley was in 13 Reasons Why and Dallas Liu has been in PEN15.
Michael Goi, Roseanne Liang and Jabbar Raisani are slated to direct new episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender at Netflix. Albert Kim is showrunner and executive producer. Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, and Michael Goi are also executive producers, according to Netflix.
Avatar: The Last Airbender trailer
We haven’t seen the trailer for the new series yet. In fact, we haven’t seen anything from Netflix official accounts since the series was announced.
We shared that tweet and image below!
We’ll be sure to update this section when the trailer is officially released and share it with you.
Avatar: The Last Airbender synopsis
Netflix has not shared the official synopsis for the series yet. That’s not surprising! We’ll see it soon.
In the character descriptions that Netflix shared, we were able to piece together some official plot points. We shared those below, via Netflix:
GORDON CORMIER (he/him) is AANG (12), a fearless and fun-loving twelve-year-old who just happens to be the Avatar, master of all four elements and the keeper of balance and peace in the world. An airbending prodigy, Aang is a reluctant hero, struggling to deal with the burden of his duties while still holding on to his adventurous and playful nature.
KIAWENTIIO (she/her) is KATARA (14), a determined and hopeful waterbender, the last in her small village. Though only fourteen, she’s already endured great personal tragedy, which has held her back from rising to her true potential, though it’s never dimmed her warm and caring spirit.
IAN OUSLEY (he/him) is SOKKA (16), Katara’s sardonic and resourceful 16-year-old brother. Outwardly confident, even brash, he takes his responsibility as the leader of his tribe seriously, despite his inner doubts over his warrior skills… doubts that he masks with his wit and deadpan sense of humor.
DALLAS LIU (he/him) is ZUKO (17), a skilled firebender and the intense and guarded Crown Prince of the Fire Nation. Currently roaming the world in exile, he’s on an obsessive quest to capture the Avatar because he believes that is the only way to reclaim his life and live up to the demands of his cruel and controlling father, the Fire Lord.
That’s more an explanation of the series and how the world works. I think we’ll get something more specific about the series and the overall story as we get closer to the release date.
Stay tuned for more news about the Netflix original series when we find out. You can watch all three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix right now.