Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago... in 2018, Netflix announced that they were considering bringing Avatar: The Last Airbender to their service in a live-action version. Memories of the M. Night Shyamalan-directed movie were beyond terrible among fans and it was seen as a bad idea. However, they have now shown the first video glimpse of what Aang and his friends will look like in this reimagined version, as well as its release date of February 22, 2024.
Geeked Week 2023 to feature Avatar: The Last Airbender
The announcement was made as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week 2023, where in addition to this first teaser for the series, we can expect more on upcoming releases such as Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, The Umbrella Academy, The Dragon Prince, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Leave the World Behind.
Along with the trailer, the official synopsis of the series was also released: “The four nations of the world once lived in harmony, with the Avatar, master of all four elements, keeping peace between them. But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked and wiped out the Air Nomads, the first step taken by the firebenders towards conquering the world. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, follows a young Air Nomad named Aang, as he reawakens to a world ravaged by war. Together with his newfound friends Sokka and Katara, he embarks on an action-packed quest to take his rightful place as the next AVATAR.”
The show will star Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh, and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.
Other Avatar content in development
Co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who were originally attached to the live-action film, left the project in 2020. It was later announced that 3 animated films inspired by the series would be developed by Avatar Studios, with the first film to be released in October 2025, directed by Lauren Montgomery.