Angelo Anderson
September 19, 2018

"We're thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender", Konietzko and DiMartino say.

Reports have surfaced stating that Netflix is set to deliver a live-action series based on "Avatar: The Last Airbender".

There are now no details as to the cast or other members of the crew as of this writing, but production on the new live-action series will officially begin in 2019.

But this part should help quell the anxiety brewing in wary bingers: original series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are onboard as showrunners and executive producers.

Avatar The Last Airbender animated TV series won the hearts of many anime fans with its stylistic cross-over appeal and serious reflection on themes that were at the time, not often looked at in kids programming on Nickelodeon.

This morning, Netflix tweeted the surprise announcement along with concept art from the upcoming adaptation. That film had little involvement from the original creators, so to hear they're now very involved in the new series is a sign of hope for fans. "We can't wait to realize Aang's world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast", the pair wrote, referencing the crimes against the original (and good taste) perpetrated by the movie. Special people in each nation, known as benders, have the ability to manipulate one of the elements through martial arts. "It's a once in a lifetime chance to build upon everyone's great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action and world building". Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements.

The company announced plans for the new series on Tuesday via Twitter. Night Shyamalan's live-action film version flopped with critics and barely squeaked a profit. His tribe soon discovers that Aang is the long-lost Avatar.

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