Avatar: The Last Airbender scores early season 2 and 3 renewals: Everything we know

Avatar: The Last Airbender has been renewed for a second and third season! Here's everything we know about the final two seasons on Netflix.

Avatar: The Last Airbender. Image courtesy Netflix
Avatar: The Last Airbender. Image courtesy Netflix /

Avatar: The Last Airbender is easily the best new Netflix original series to come out in 2024. It's the talk of the town at the moment, but this doesn't really surprise us because tons of people had been patiently waiting for its release. Now that the first season is finally out, people aren't wasting any time starting their binge sessions.

The first season might only be eight episodes, but each is in the 40 to 60-minute range. Still, people are quickly making their way through the season because it's just that good. And once you finish the explosive season 1 finale, I'm sure you'll be left wondering about a Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2.

Well, we have good news to report, Netflix Lifers. In a surprise move, Netflix renewed the live-action series for not only a second season but a third season as well! This comes after the first season garnered so much praise and success. While we did see the streaming giant leaning towards renewing the series, we weren't expecting it to hand out an early renewal or a double renewal. It's only been about two weeks since the first season dropped, and it's rare when Netflix renews a new show this early. We can't contain our excitement about this good news, though. Team Avatar's journey continues, and we can't wait to go along with them!

Below, we shared all that we know about the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender seasons 2 and 3.

Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Gordon Cormier as Ang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Netflix © 2024 /

Avatar: The Last Airbender renewal

On March 6, 2024, Netflix announced to the world that the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series would be returning with a second and third season. But anyone could've seen this renewal coming after all the success it managed to accomplish in such a short period of time.

In just its opening weekend, the show managed to top Netflix's weekly English-language TV list, accumulating 21.2 million views. It even reached the top 10 in 92 countries and No.1 in 76 countries. In fact, Avatar: The Last Airbender did better than the live-action One Piece series in its debut weekend, and that show was renewed for a second season.

Also, the show had even gone viral on TikTok, with the #AvatarTheLastAirbender hashtag generating 1 billion global views in the show’s first seven days of release. Talk about a huge achievement! I mean, the first season has even remained as the No. 1 English TV show since its debut, with 41.1 million views in just the first 11 days. A season 2 renewal was bound to happen. It's the additional season that shocked us!

Watch the ATLA cast's amazing reaction to finding out about the renewal!

Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Ian Ousley as Sokka, Kiawentiio as Katara, Gordon Cormier as Aang in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

Avatar: The Last Airbender season 3 will be the final season

While we were over the moon about ATLA's double renewal, we were sad to find out that the third season would be the show's last. Yes, you read that right. Netflix decided to wrap up the live-action series with a third and final season. However, this shouldn't be really surprising to fans of the animated series because that show only had three seasons. So, it makes sense why there would only be three seasons of the live-action version.

We're hoping seasons 2 and 3 fare very well on Netflix, so that a potential The Legend of Korra live-action series could happen. We already have in mind who we would like to see play Korra. Shh! It's a secret.

Although not confirmed, the final two seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are rumored to be filmed back-to-back. This isn't unusual because we've seen this happen before. It would make sense to do things this way since most of the cast members are child actors, meaning they grow up quickly. For example, Aang is supposed to be 12 years old in the series. If production on the third season doesn't take place until years from now, the child actor behind the Aang character (Gordon Cormier) will probably look totally different. He definitely wouldn't look like a 12-year-old. But if the seasons are filmed back-to-back, this shouldn't be a problem.

What could Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2 be about?

No details about what the second and third seasons will be about have been revealed yet, nor have the total episode counts. Netflix announced that it'll reveal this information at a later date.

However, we have an idea of what the second and third seasons will be about. While the first season of the live-action series leaves out some stuff from the first season of the animated series, it does cover most of what happened and even includes some things from the second season. In an Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2 on Netflix, it would likely cover the events of the second season of the animated series (Book Two: Earth). This means we'd see Aang mainly focusing on mastering earthbending. When it comes to the third season, it'll likely cover the third season of the animated series (Book Three: Fire) and center around Aang working on mastering firebending and taking down the evil Fire Nation.

In a February 2024 interview with Deadline, Avatar: The Last Airbender executive producer and director Jabbar Raisani talked a little about a second season. He talked about how there were many scenes that were shot for the first season that didn't get included in the show. He told Deadline that if there were to be an Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2, the show's creative team would make sure to "have those things" in the second season. He also told the news outlet that he knows what they (creative team) missed now and will do better if they got the chance to come back for a season 2.

Well, it looks like Raisani and the rest of the ATLA's creative team wishes have come true because an Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2 is officially happening!


An official season 2 cast list has not been revealed yet, but we have an idea of who could be coming back. We shared the expected returning cast members below.

  • 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
  • Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi

Admiral Zhao's (Ken Leung) fate is left up in the air at the end of the first season, so he might not be coming back. Many others from season 1 could be returning for the second season as well. Once we have confirmation, we'll share their names.

Spoilers ahead from ATLA season 1

Avatar: The Last Airbender season 1 ending

Here's what happened in the season 1 finale:

  • Team Avatar (Aang, Katara, and Sokka) defeat all the Fire Nation soldiers who attacked the Northern Water Tribe at Agna Qel'a.
  • Prince Zuko and Uncle Iroh seemingly kill Admiral Zhao. Iroh uses his fire abilities to send Zhao flying into the ocean, where his burning body floats.
  • Sokka and Princess Yue do not end up together because Princess Yue sacrifices herself by giving back her life to save the Moon Spirit.
  • After defeating the Fire Nation, Team Avatar is seemingly headed back to Omashu so that Aang can learn earthbending. He also needs to fully master waterbending.
  • Fire Lord Ozai reveals to the Great Sage that the attack on Agna Qel'a was used as a distraction so that the Fire Nation could conquer Omashu without any problems. King Bumi is taken into custody by Princess Azula at Omashu.
  • After taking over Omashu, Fire Lord Ozai reveals that his next plan is to conquer the other Earth Kingdom city, Ba Sing Se. That way, the Fire Nation will have completely conquered the Earth Kingdom.
  • In a mid-credits scene, Fire Lord Ozai and the Great Sage discuss Sozin's Comet's imminent return. This won't be good for Team Avatar because when Sozin's Comet passes near the Earth, it increases the firebenders' power, making them pretty much unbeatable. Aang will need to quickly master all four elements (Water, Earth, Fire, Air) before this celestial object returns.

We’ll keep you updated on Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2, so stay tuned to Netflix Life.

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