Did The Avatar poster also hit you with that strong wave of nostalgia? It definitely did. It’s been more than 10 years since the Avatar TV series broadcasted. Avatar: The Last Airbender released in 2005 with its three successful seasons which came to an end in 2008. Sadly, it never made a comeback. Well, for all the Avatar fans, we bring you good as well as a piece of bad news.
Netflix, in the year 2018 declared its upcoming project in partnership with Avatar’s original creators and producers, DiMartino and Konietzko. Netflix’s plans were to develop a live adaptation of the last Avatar TV series – Avatar: The Last Airbender. Unfortunately, due to some differences among the creators, DiMartino and Konietzko signed out of the project in 2020. Hence, there is no new Avatar Netflix development to be seen. That sums up the bad news. Now, for the good news…
The Launch of Avatar Studios
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) February 24, 2021
The Nickelodeon launch of Avatar Studios is all set to expand its franchise. This new segment is formed to create original and exclusive animated content. The Avatar Studios comprise Avatar’s original creators and producers, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. They will report to the Nickelodeon President, Ramsey Naito, as co-chief creative officers. Avatar Studios will produce movies, series, and such animated content for Nickelodeon, Paramount+, and other online streaming platforms. It will include big as well as small screen releases.
So, the good news is here. Avatar Studios has already announced its first project. The studio has announced Avatar: The Last Airbender Animated Movie Project. The production and filming for this animated movie will commence in the second half of 2021. No intimation regarding the premiere date has been announced. Paramount+ declared the Avatar Studio’s launch this Thursday on 25th February 2021. The Studio plans on the expansion of the Avatar TV series- The Last Airbender into shorter versions, new series, spin-offs, and theatrical movies, is conveyed through Paramount+ tweet.
What To Expect From The Upcoming Avatar Theatrical Release?
Though the casting and production for the forthcoming Avatar’s animated theatrical release have not commenced. No official updates in regard to the plot, or any associated actors have been revealed as well. But it is anticipated that the main plot and storyline of the film will be based on the 2005 Avatar TV series. The series was a mixed genre of Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, and Drama together. The production company involved was Nickelodeon Animation Studio and the distributer was ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks. The successful series led to the publication of numerous comics and in fact two novels.
The story is predicted to revolve around a 12-year-old young boy named Aang, this Avatar is the only individual who can manipulate all the four elements of the world- Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads, with the help of Bending, a form of Chinese martial art. He is the last warrior and survivor of his nation. He, therefore, gains the responsibility for maintaining peace and harmony between the world’s four elements. Avatar acts as the connecting line between the physical and the spirit worlds. Other characters involved in the series are Avtar’s friends – Sokka, Katara, and Toph, who help in ending the Fire Nation war. The villain character in the series is Zuko. He is the prince of the Fire nation and targets Aang, and his sister Azula.
The Status of The Netflix Avatar Development?
In 2020 after many years of TV broadcast, the complete Avatar: The Last Airbender series was made available on the online streaming platform – Netflix, US. The first week of the release was a success in itself. The series became the most popular show on US Netflix. Netflix decided on a live-action adaptation of the series. Now that Netflix Avatar development is nowhere in news, it was a disappointment to many fans. The loss of Avatar-based Netflix fans is expected. And with the launch of Avatar Studios, an original Avatar streaming platform, Netflix is bound to face competition. Till now, no official news or updates related to the live adaptation of the Avatar series is reported.