One of Netflix’s exciting news in recent years was that the popular anime series Avatar The Last Airbender would be adapted into a television series. So when will the new series meet with the audience, what will be the plot line and who is in the cast? There are reports that the producers are leaving, will the series be canceled? Here are the details …
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Avatar The Last Airbender: Live Action Netflix Plot
A 12 years old Airbender named Aang (112 years old considering 100 years of freezing on the Iceberg) lived in the Southern Air Temple. He learned from the old monks that he was Avatar. Normally, an Avatar would learn that he is an avatar when he is 16, but the monks explained this before because they feared war between the 4 nations was imminent; because the only person who could restore peace in a war was Avatar. Aang soon learned that he should leave from his teacher and guardian, Monk Gyatso, and go to the Eastern Air Temple to continue his education.
Frightened and confused, Aang decided to flee with Appa, her flying bison. But it encountered a sudden storm in the Southern Ocean and began to sink to the bottom of the ocean. Aang, ecstatic and unconsciously shifting to the Avatar Form, created a bubble to train and protect Appa. However, Aang remained Avatar in the iceberg he created, and this iceberg drifted towards the South Pole. When Katara and Sokka went fishing, they found Aang and decided to help Aang stop the fire nation’s stampede on other nations.
The Water Tribe: It consists of a total of 2 poles, the Water Tribe, the Northern Water Tribe and the Southern Water Tribe. They bend the water element. Some powerful waterbenders can bend blood. People of the Water tribe who live in swamps in the Earth Kingdom can bend plants. Water can also be used for remedial purposes. They are in a endless fight with Fire Nation.
Earth Kingdom: It is the largest state in the Avatar world. Its capital is Ba Sing Se. The city of Ba Sing Se is the largest city in the Avatar world. People in this kingdom can bend crystal stone, lava, sand and metal as well as the Earth element.
Fire Nation: Fire Nation consists of many volcano islands and islets. Therefore, the Fire Nation invades the World Kingdom. The Fire Nation natives can bend the fire element, and the Royal family who rule the Fire Nation can bend lightning. They applied genocide to the water kingdom.
The Air Nomads: All air passengers can bend the air. There are no airbenders in the world except Aang, as the Fire Nation has committed genocide on all the Airlines. It consists of 4 temples in total: the Western Air Temple, the Northern Air Temple, the Eastern Air Temple, and the Southern Air Temple. They bend the air element. They live in nomads. Since it did not have a state, it did not have armies.
Who is on the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender: Live Action?
Until now, we have not heard that the shooting of the series has started, and the effect of Covid19 on this is big.
Daniel Richtman said that they were looking for child actors of all races to be cast in the series. After this statement made at the beginning of this year, no cast announcement was made.
We learned that Dante Basco, who voiced Prince Zuko in the animated series, had a role in the series. However, unlike the voiceover, Zuko will not be his role in the series.
On the other hand, it is good to know that the compositions for the series will be made by Jeremy Zuckerman as in the original animated series.
Details are expected.
The original creators left the series, will it be cancelled?
The creators of the original animation series, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, would produce Avatar: The Last Airbender’s live-action series and would join the team as showrunners. In fact, the duo would play an important role in the creation process of the series. When the news first came out, the duo made statements stating that they were very excited to rebuild the wonderful work in the animated series and dig deeper into the characters, action and story structure in the series. However, there has been no progress regarding the project since 2018.
A recent piece of news has cut the audiances’ comb, so to speak. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender, have left Netflix’s live-action series according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The reason for the two to leave the project is the creative differences. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko decided to leave the project because they could not agree with Netflix about the direction of the story and how to adapt it.
Michael DiMartino, who made a statement on his website, stated that it was very difficult to decide to leave after working on the project for two years; He stated that the working process did not proceed as they wanted. He added that no matter what series Netflix will reveal, it will not match the version he envisioned in his mind.
Bryan Konietzko put his thoughts on the subject from his Instagram account as follows:
After this news, which is very sad for the fans, it is a matter of curiosity what kind of a series will be released under the roof of Netflix. But it is worth mentioning the following: Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were the producers of M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of The Last Airbender, which is failed production. When we think from this point of view, we may consider the possibility that the two have left the Netflix series will not give bad results.
Netflix can successfully bring the series to the audience without the real creators of the series. There is no explanation for the cancellation of the series yet, Netflix seems to continue the production of the series. We’ll wait and see.
When will Avatar: The Last Airbender be released?
Unfortunately, it is not possible for the series, which we know to be far from the previously stated dates due to the coronavirus, to appear in 2020.
Considering the creators leave the series, even 2021 seems like a difficult prospect. They won’t want to spoil the legendary animation in a hurry, it looks like we’ll wait a little longer if Netflix wants a successful production. Our current forecast is towards the end of 2021, we can see the series on the screens.
Who are the characters of the new tv series?
We expect to see all of the characters in the original animated series of the series in the live action version.
Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Iroh, Azula, Firelord Ozai, etc.