It has been almost a year since the production of the live-action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ wrapped up, and still, there is no news regarding its premiere. Apart from revealing casting news occasionally, Netflix hasn't teased the show in recent times.
‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ finished filming in June 2022 and it has been in post-production ever since. Fans were expecting a Summer 2023 premiere, but on that front, there has been any positive indication. Although there is still a possibility that it could be possible as we still have plenty of time before the Summer begins. However, the latest rumor that we have heard from our Netflix source is not going to please a lot of fans.
‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ seems to have been reportedly postponed to early 2024. It could be mainly because Netflix already has some big titles lined up for this Summer, which includes the live-action One Piece series, The Witcher Season 3, The Three-Body Problem, and a few others. However, the late 2023 premiere still cannot be ruled out despite this latest rumor. So, our best guess will be that the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series can be expected to release sometime in late 2023 or early 2024 on Netflix.
The series takes place in a war-torn Asiatic world where certain people have the ability to "bend" one of the four classical elements—water, earth, fire, or air. Aang, the "Avatar," is the "bridge" between the mortal and spirit worlds, and the only one who has the ability to bend all four elements. The Avatar maintains the world's and nature's equilibrium to promote peace. Aang is tasked as the Avatar with liberating the world from the merciless conflict of the Fire Nation. While being pursued by the exiled Fire Nation Prince Zuko, who seeks to reclaim his dignity by capturing the Avatar, Aang sets out to master the elements with his new allies Katara and Sokka.
The leading cast of the series includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, C. S. Lee as Avatar Roku, and Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran.
The cast of the Water Tribe in the series includes Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue - The compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe, A Martinez as Pakku - The Northern Water Tribe's veteran water-bending master and staunch defender of their traditions, Irene Bedard as Yagoda - An empathic healer who serves as an example to her tribe's female water benders, Joel Oulette as Hahn - A powerful and skilled warrior who is devoted to his tribe, Nathaniel Arcand as Chief Arnook - Princess Yue's father and the tribe's respected leader, and Meegwun Fairbrother as Avatar Kuruk - A previous Avatar with a haunted past.
The Earth Kingdom cast includes Arden Cho as June - A tenacious bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency, Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi - The ancient and mercurial ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu, Danny Pudi as the Mechanist - An eccentric inventor and engineer attempting to raise his son in a post-war world, Lucian-River Chauhan as Teo - The idealistic and high-flying son of the Mechanist, and James Sie as the Cabbage Merchant - A long-suffering vegetable vendor in Omashu.
The Fire Nation cast includes Momona Tamada as Ty Lee - Princess Azula's best friend and an energetic and upbeat teen. Thalia Tran as Mai - An unflappable and deadpan teen who is one of Princess Azula's closest allies, along with Ty Lee, Ruy Iskandar as Lt. Jee - The first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship, Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin - The previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai. He was ruthless and ambitious, C.S. Lee as Avatar Roku - A wise and benevolent past Avatar from the Fire Nation, François Chau as The Great Sage - The revered spiritual leader of the Fire Nation, as well as the protector of Avatar Roku's shrine and Ryan Mah as Lt. Dang - Commander Zhao’s second-in-command.
And finally, the cast of Spirit World includes George Takei as the voice of Koh - An ancient, predatory spirit, and Randall Duk Kim as the voice of Wan Shi Tong - Who takes the shape of a massive owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge.
Albert Kim is the showrunner, and executive producer, and has written the script of the series. Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore are the executive producers, along with Michael Goi. Goi, Jabbar Raisani, and Roseanne Liang have directed two episodes each, with Liang also serving as co-executive producer. Jet Wilkinson has also directed two episodes in the series, including the final episode.
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