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Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender Details, Cast & Release Date

The Netflix adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender has officially wrapped up filming its principal photography in Canada. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming show.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and the popular cartoon show ran from 2005 to 2008. The franchise also released a spin-off in 2012 called The Legend of Korra. The show is currently streaming on Netflix but will eventually leave very soon.

What We Know So Far About Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender

The series will have eight hour-long episodes and will use new LED technology for a better viewing experience. It was reported that each episode costs $15 million, and it is one of Netflix’s most expensive shows to date. For season one alone, the budget is a whopping $120 million.

Filming wrapped up this month, and reports stated that the original creators will have nothing to do with the new live-action series.

Plot Details, Cast & Release Date

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Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series

The details of the live-action series will follow the same journey of Aang and his friends in the animated show. The world of Avatar: The Last Airbender is divided into four nations: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Each nation has a few select ‘benders’, meaning people who can control these elements and are skilled in martial arts. The only one who can control all four elements is the Avatar.

The first batch of the cast for Avatar: The Last Airbender was announced in August 2021, and they include Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio Tarbell as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko. Other important roles have also been filled in, which include Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, and Elizabeth Yu as Azula.

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The cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender

There is no given release date as of yet since the filming only wrapped up this June 2022. Avatar: The Last Airbender will most likely get a 2023 schedule.

Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.