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THE first live action 2010 Airbender movie, which was often described as one of the worst films ever made, will be given a second lease of life as a TV series and images of the main characters have been unveiled.
Netflix’s Tudum fan event revealed the first images from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender slated to drop in 2024. The series will be show run by Albert Kim, who will also executive produce alongside Roseanne Liang, Lindsey Liberatore, Michael Goi and Dan Lin.
It is a co-production between Netflix and Nickelodeon, which helmed the original series from 2005 to 2008. It follows Aang, portrayed by 13-year-old Gordon Cormier, who is the last of the Avatars -- a type of warrior who has mastery over the four elements of air, water, fire and Earth.
It would not be Avatar without Aang’s companion and the last waterbender, Katara, played by 17-year-old Kiawentiio. Katara looks primed to join Aang on his journey to help balance the world while the Fire Nation is adamant on capturing Aang and bringing an end to his quest. The exiled prince of the Fire Nation, Zukko, is portrayed by Dallas Liu.
Sokka, Katara’s brother who has more or less become the leader of their water tribe will be played by Ian Ousley. Sokka will also accompany Aang on his journey along with Katara. The exact release date has not been announced.