Avatar: The Last Airbender just got a BIG update from Netflix! During Geeked Week 2023 in November, Netflix released a teaser, new photos, AND they finally announced when the show will premiere on Netflix. Good news, it’s right around the corner! The live-action Avatar series will hit streaming in February 2024.
After seeing how good Netflix’s One Piece was, it seems like fans are more excited than ever for Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, especially since the last live-action Avatar movie was an infamous flop. The upcoming reimagining of the beloved animated series that aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008 will follow the young Air Nomad, Aang (Gordon Cormier) as he reawakens and prepares to become the next Avatar.
Watch the brand new teaser from Netflix right here:
The teaser looks absolutely fantastic, it seems like Netflix didn’t spare any expense to make this show and the visuals, costuming, and overall production are beautiful. I can’t wait to see the cast in action.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender will officially premiere on Thursday, February 22, 2024.
- Episodes: 8 episodes x 1 hour
- Executive Producers: Albert Kim, Jabbar Raisani, Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, and Michael Goi
Keep reading to learn more about the cast and plot, plus check out brand-new first-look images!
Here’s the synopsis shared by Netflix:
"Water. Earth. Fire. Air. The four nations once lived in harmony, with the Avatar, master of all four elements, keeping peace between them. But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked and wiped out the Air Nomads, the first step taken by the firebenders towards conquering the world. With the current incarnation of the Avatar yet to emerge, the world has lost hope.But like a light in the darkness, hope springs forth when Aang (Gordon Cormier), a young Air Nomad — and the last of his kind — reawakens to take his rightful place as the next Avatar. Alongside his newfound friends Sokka (Ian Ousley) and Katara (Kiawentiio), 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 (Daniel Dae Kim). But with a driven Crown Prince Zuko (Dallas Liu) determined to capture them, it won’t be an easy task. They’ll need the help of the many allies and colorful characters they meet along the way."
Avatar: The Last Airbender cast
Netflix announced the official cast of the upcoming live-action series along with official word that Albert Kim, who worked on shows like Sleepy Hollow and Nikita, would serve as the 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
- Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai
- Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh
- Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso
- Ken Leung as Commander Zhao
- Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin
- Elizabeth Yu as Azula
- Yvonne Chapman as Kyoshi
- George Takei as Koh
- Randall Duk Kim as Wan Shi Tong
- Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari
- François Chau as Great Sage
- Ryan Mah as Lt. Dang
- Thalia Tran as Mai
- Lucian-River Chauhan as Teo
- Irene Bedard as Yagoda
- CS Lee as Roku
- Meegwun Fairbrother as Kuruk
- Joel Oulette as Hahn
- Nathaniel Arcand as Chief Arnook
- Momona Tamada as Ty Lee
- Arden Cho as June
- Joel Montgrand as Hakoda
- Rainbow Dickerson as Kya
- James Sie
- Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi
- Sebastian Amoruso as Jet
- Danny Pudi as The Mechanist
- A Martinez as Master Pakku
- Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue
- Ruy Iskandar as Lt. Jee
- Ciara Mandel
- Jayden Zhang
- Calvin Carbonell
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 the showrunner and executive producer. Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, and Michael Goi are also executive producers, according to Netflix.
Avatar: The Last Airbender first look photos
Get your first look at Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Zuko below!
On October 17, Netflix shared more first-look photos. They’re photos of Fire Nation characters: Fire Lord Ozai (pictured above), General Iroh, Commander Zhao, Princess Azula, and Prince Zuko.
During Geeked Week, Netflix shared even more new photos from the series, this time including a new look at Appa and Maria Zhang as Suki.
Avatar: The Last Airbender episode count and information
It’s been confirmed that there will be eight episodes in the first season of the series. We still don’t know the episode titles yet, but we do know who wrote the episodes thanks to AvatarNews:
- Episode 1: Albert Kim, Michael Dante DiMartino,and Bryan Konietzko
- Episode 2: Joshua Hale Fialkov
- Episode 3: Christine Boylan
- Episode 4: Keely MacDonald
- Episode 5: Gabriel Llanas
- Episode 6: Ubah Mohamed, Bryan Konietzko, and Michael Dante DiMartino (story) and Emily Kim, Hunter Ries, and Bryan Konietzko (teleplay)
- Episode 7: Audrey Wong Kennedy
- Episode 8: Albert Kim
Each episode will be an hour long.
Where to watch original Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra
All three seasons of the original animated series and all episodes of its spinoff series, The Legend of Korra, are on Netflix right now. We highly recommend you watch them both before the new series premieres in 2024. Avatar: The Last Airbender is also on our list of the best shows on Netflix. M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action movie is not available to stream on Netflix right now.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Avatar: The Last Airbender, premiering on February 22, 2024, only on Netflix.
FanSided Entertainment Staff contributed to this report.