Netflix Renews Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender

The remake of Nickelodeon’s beloved series has been #1 on Netflix’s streaming service since its recent debut. Read on for details about the show’s fate.

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It’s been two weeks since the long-anticipated Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action dropped on Netflix. Since then, online discourse has been rampant, with fans of the original Nickelodeon series sharing mixed reviews. Now we’re learning about the show’s subsequent renewal.

More Seasons to Come!

After consistently holding the #1 spot on Netflix’s global top 10 list, the fantasy drama has received a double-season order. Like its animated predecessor, the new Last Airbender will have a total of three seasons. No word yet on the episode count for the last two.

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On March 6th, the streaming service uploaded a YouTube video of Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Fire Lord Ozai, delivering the news of the show’s renewal to his castmates. In the two-minute clip, the actor playfully tricks his peers into thinking the series’ been canceled before revealing the exciting update.

Netflix Presents…

The Netflix adaptation premiered on February 22nd with eight hour-long episodes that covered the first arc of the original animation. Executively produced by Albert Kim, the series stars Gordon Cormier, Kiawantiio, and Ian Ousley as main trio Aang, Katara and Sokka. Other cast members include Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao.

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You can read Bookstr’s review on the new series here.

A Legacy

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. The story follows 12-year-old Aang, who must train as the Avatar — the only wielder of all four natural elements — to bring balance to a war-torn world. The animated series ran from 2005 to 2008 and is still regarded as one of the best series of all time. The franchise has continued in the form of comics, prequel novels, and a sequel titled The Legend of Korra. In 2010, the series was also made into the panned live-action film directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as both of its animated predecessors, are available to stream right now on Netflix.

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