Fans have been pleading for years to get more content from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Now, it would appear that wishes have come true.
Normally, when fans hear the words “Avatar” and “Live-Action” together, nothing but dread and hate follow. Now add in Avatar co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko into the mix, and things start to seem better.
That is exactly what happened early this morning, as Nickelodeon and Netflix announced that a new live-action adaptation of the widely popular cartoon would be heading to Netflix, and would be helmed by DiMartino and Konietzko. Couple this with a promise to have a non-whitewashed, culturally appropriate cast, and fans may very well be able to wipe the critical flop that was M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 adaptation from their minds.
Accompanying the reveal was a piece of concept art, showing appa and aang in what is presumably the southern water tribe, and it looks to hold very true to the original series.
Avatar: The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2003 to 2008, and spawned countless comic books, a movie, and a spin-off/sequel series; The Legend of Korra.