Netflix’s upcoming anime adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, is finally complete.
Netflix Avatar: The Last Airbender seems to be a step closer to hitting screens everywhere now that the show has reportedly wrapped production.
That’s according to series costume designer Farnaz Khaki-Sadih, who apparently marked the production milestone on social media, writing, “I loved every second of it…grateful for all the memories and everything I’ve learned along the way.” “.
Production began in November 2021 following the announcement of key cast members including Gordon Cormier as Avatar Aang, Chiaventio Tarbell as Katara, Yang Usli as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Paul Sung-Hyun Lee as Iroh, Elisabeth Yu in the roles of Azula and Daniel Dae. Kim as Firelord Ozai. While Netflix didn’t give viewers too much information about what viewers can expect, there were a few behind-the-scenes images teasing important character interactions and appearances.
This included sparring between Cormier and Kim as Aang and Ozai respectively. Images posted on social media did not show them in costume, but gave viewers a glimpse of their fighting stances, hinting at the different fighting styles that could be featured throughout the show.
Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konietzko were originally involved with the Netflix series, but some time after the show’s announcement, they announced they had left the project due to creative differences with Netflix. On social media, DiMartino wrote, “Whichever version ends up on screen, it’s not going to be what Brian and I envisioned or intended to do.” The pair were replaced by Albert Kim as showrunner and Netflix responded at the time, “We have full respect and admiration for Michael and Brian and the story they created on the animated series Avatar…While they have decided to leave the live-action project, we are confident creative team and their adaptation. In the meantime, Konietzko and DiMartino were named heads of Avatar Studios, a division of Nickelodeon focused entirely on expanding the world of cinema. Avatar: The Last Airbender as well as The Legend of Korra.
Details on the upcoming live-action series are scarce, though star Paul Sung-Hyun Lee previously teased the Netflix show’s relatively more mature tone, more akin to the show’s later seasons. He said, “The themes got a lot more mature… And you still have that quirky quality, but the themes were a lot deeper and the character arcs were a lot more mature. That’s the quality they’re trying to bring to the first season.”
Netflix Live Action Avatar: The Last Airbender The series doesn’t have a release date yet.