After 100 years in an iceberg and 10 years away from television screens, avatar Aang is coming to Netflix in a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
The Netflix Twitter account See What’s Next broke the news Tuesday and revealed concept art of Aang and his flying bison, Appa. Another Netflix account, NX, tweeted that Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, creators of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender show, will executive produce the live-action series.
A reimagined, live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series is coming to Netflix!
(ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇᴘᴛ ᴀʀᴛ ʙʏ Jᴏʜɴ Sᴛᴀᴜʙ) pic.twitter.com/YsMoE4UguV
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) September 18, 2018
The show will be Avatar’s second try at live-action, the first being the poorly received The Last Airbender film. The 2010 movie has a Rotten Tomato score of six percent.
In a statement, DiMartino and Konietzko said they are excited to lead the new series and “to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast.”
According to The Verge, production for the show will begin in 2019. The Netflix release date has not been announced.