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Netflix have announced a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series!

September 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Oh, boy… this could be BIG!

Netflix has announced they are making a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series and we’re so excited!

On top of that, the creators of the animated series – which is without question on of our favourite animated shows of all time – Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will act as showrunners and exec producers on the new series.

Hopefully, the folks behind the ill-fated Last Airbender movie will not be involved because it was, well, it was crap.

Konietzko and DiMartino had this to say on the new series: “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender.

“We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”

 

We’re curious where this series will go as, while we cannot wait to get back into the universe of the Avatar, we would like to see more than just a retelling, perhaps something that runs alongside the original series or from another character’s viewpoint.

But we know they said ‘retelling’ so we’re not really figuring it’ll be a wildly different take.

Either way, we’re looking forward to this…

Here’s some of the show’s early concept art featuring And, the Last Airbender, and Apa, his flying bison… if you don’t know, you need to check out the original show.

More and and when we get it…

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….