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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Live-Action Series Premiere Date Announced

Aang returns to Netflix in February.

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Updated: January 12, 2024

During Geeked Week 2023, Netflix unveiled the debut date for the long-awaited live-action series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” which will premiere on February 22, 2024, offering fans the opportunity to relive Aang's journey through the portrayal by actor Gordon Cormier.

Following the announcement was a new teaser video showcasing key actors, including Gordon Cormier as Aang, the 12-year-old charged with upholding global harmony, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko.

The series promises to deliver a faithful retelling of the original Nickelodeon animation, chronicling the adventures of Aang and his friends from the Water Nation, Katara, and Sokka, as they endeavour to master the elements and defeat the Fire Nation’s rule.

Since the disappearance of the last young Air Nomad, the Fire Lord has sought to conquer the land, using fire-bending to defeat the remaining nations. The Avatar is the only one capable of bending all four elements and is the world’s only hope for peace. However, Aang and his friends will face numerous challenges, encountering foes like Prince Zuko, Princess Azula, and Commander Zhao.

The official synopsis sets the stage:

“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. The four nations once lived in harmony, with the Avatar, master of all four elements, keeping peace between them. But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked and wiped out the Air Nomads, the first step taken by the Firebenders towards conquering the world. With the current incarnation of the Avatar yet to emerge, the world has lost hope.
But like a light in the darkness, hope springs forth when Aang, a young Air Nomad—and the last of his kind—reawakens to take his rightful place as the next Avatar. Alongside his newfound friends Sokka and Katara, siblings and members of the Southern Water Tribe, Aang embarks on a fantastical, action-packed quest to save the world and fight back against the fearsome onslaught of Fire Lord Ozai. But with a driven Crown Prince Zuko determined to capture them, it won’t be an easy task. They’ll need the help of the many allies and colourful characters they meet along the way.”

Sounds exciting, we're looking forward to it.

If you enjoyed the original Avatar, be sure to check out the full list and ranking of all animated series on Netflix here.

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