Watch Avatar: The Last Airbender Right Now On Netflix
Netflix continues to provide beloved animated series to binge through with the addition of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
There's a lot of new TV series and movies coming to Netflix in May 2020, but few have as passionate a following as Avatar: The Last Airbender. If you haven't yet had a chance to watch this series (or you're just looking for a way to watch it again), The Last Airbender is now available for streaming.
Not sure if the animated adventure classic is for you? Here's what the show is about. The Last Airbender takes place in a fictional east Asia-like setting, in which people can learn the art of "bending" that allows them to control one of the four elements: fire, water, earth, and air. The Avatar is a special individual who can learn to control all four, reincarnating over and over as a protector of the world. At the start of the series, siblings Sokka and Katara discover the latest Avatar, a young airbender named Aang who is the last of his kind, and agree to travel with him as he learns to control the other three elements so that he'll be strong enough to stop the war-like Fire Nation from taking over the world.
Premiering in February 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender is composed of three seasons, ultimately concluding in July 2008. The show was reimagined as an absolutely awful 2010 live-action movie of the same name (seriously, don't bother with that one--but be aware that it exists, it's also available on Netflix currently). Thankfully, the Avatar universe also got a much better sequel animated series in 2012 called The Legend of Korra.
In September 2018, Netflix announced a live-action remake of The Last Airbender, with production to start in 2019. Avatar: The Last Airbender executive producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have signed on to be the executive producers and showrunners for this new live action remake, assuring fans that they won't make the same mistakes as the movie.
"We're thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender," DiMartino and Konietzko said in a joint announcement. "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."
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