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Netflix to adapt Avatar: The Last Airbender into live action

The global streamer is turning Nickelodeon’s popular animated series into a live-action redux with the original showrunners attached.
September 18, 2018

Global SVOD Netflix has announced that it’s reimagining the popular Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender as an exclusive live-action series.

Original creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are on board as showrunners and executive producers, and the new installment will start production in partnership with Nickelodeon in 2019.

Avatar: The Last Airbender aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008 and was nominated for Annie Awards, Genesis Awards, a Primetime Emmy and a Peabody. Starring protagonist Aang and his friends, the new series will see the gang try to save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending a destructive war with the Fire Nation.

Netflix recently partnered with The Last Airbender’s original head writer Aaron Ehasz for a new kids and family animated fantasy series called Dragon Prince, which premiered on the service last week.

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