After enjoying great success with their One Piece live-action adaptation, Netflix is bringing another popular series from the animated world to the real one. The much-anticipated adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which is based on an animated series of the same name originally ran for three seasons. Now, the Netflix live-action series is only a few weeks from being released and the fans might be wondering what the live-action series has in store for them. While the fans of the animated series might already what’s going to happen, this article is much more about the newcomers who are about to be introduced to the world that is divided into four nations.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of Netflix’s live-action adaptation, first we should talk about a film that fans of the original series hated. Yes, we are talking about the 2010 film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which strayed from the source material and made a mockery of the series that was loved by millions. While the Netflix series is said to be aiming to be as true to the source material as possible, it just seems like an impossible task with each season taking place in only a year and with quickly growing child actors who will be playing these characters. So, let’s see how Netflix does it but before that let’s find out what Netflix has in store for the Avatar: The Last Airbender fans in the live-action adaptation.
Avatar: The Last Airbender – Release Date & Episodes (When is the Live-Action Adaptation Coming Out & How Many Episodes Will It Have?)
The first season of the Netflix live-action adaptation is confirmed to be released in its entirety on the streaming service on February 22, 2024. Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 will have eight episodes in total and it is supposed to cover the entire first season of the original, which had 20 episodes in total. To do this, the creators of the live-action will have to choose to cut some storylines and add some new ones to connect the dots left by them. Check out the titles for all of the episodes of the live-action series below:
- Episode 1: Aang
- Episode 2: Warriors
- Episode 3: Omashu
- Episode 4: Into the Dark
- Episode 5: Spirited Away
- Episode 6: Masks
- Episode 7: The North
- Episode 8: Legends
Avatar: The Last Airbender – Cast & Characters (Who is in It & Who are they Playing?)
Netflix is aiming to be as true to the source material as possible and that’s why the cast of the series mainly consists of Asian and Indigenous cast members. Avatar: The Last Airbender stars Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio Tarbell as Katara, Dallas James Liu as Zuko, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Momona Tamada as Ty Lee, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh, Arden Cho as June, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi, Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue, Maria Zhang as Suki, Danny Pudi as The Mechanist, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, Sebastian Amoruso as Jet, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, James Sie as Cabbage Merchant, Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran, Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari, Thalia Tran as Mai, Joel Oulette as Hahn, Lim Kay Siu as Monk Gyatso, Meegwun Fairbrother as Avatar Kuruk, Geoge Takei as Koh the Face Stealer, Rainbow Dickerson as Kya, Nathaniel Kong as Longshot, Ruy Iskandar as Lieutenant Jee, Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin, C.S. Lee as Avatar Roku, A Martinez as Master Pakku, Joel Montgrand as Hakoda, Irene Bedard as Yagoda, Randall Duk Kim as Wan Shi Tong, Taylor Lam Wright as Duke, Nathaniel Arcand as Chief Arnook, and François Chau as Great Sage.
Avatar: That Last Sage – Plot (What is it About?)
Based on a story created by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in a world that is divided by four nations, the Fire Nation, the Water Tribe, Air Nomads, and the Earth Kingdom. The Fire Nation has been ruling with an iron fist and trying to take over the other nations by force and the only person who can stop them is a human known as Avatar. In the series, we will find out that the Avatar is an adolescent child from the Air Nomads named Aang who wakes up from a 100-year sleep to find two teenagers from the Water Tribe, Katara, and Sokka. When they find out that Aang is the Avatar, the trio decides to go on a perilous journey stopping at every nation so that Aang can master every element to finally put an end to the tyranny of the Fire Nation.