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Netflix Approves Production of Live-Action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series

Beloved animated show Avatar: the Last Airbender is making a major comeback to the TV screens and it’s being spearheaded by Netflix.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has okayed the commencement of a live-action series of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series which will be created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino and will begin in 2019.

On the latest project, Konietzko and DiMartino shared

We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. 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. 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. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”

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