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Netflix's Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Gets First Look, Debuting in 2024

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Netflix just unveiled a first look for its Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action TV show.

Appearing at Netflix’s Tudum, a short title reveal takes us through Avatar’s elements with a suitably mystical soundtrack over the top.

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender, coming 2024. #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/XgtneUqeP0

— Netflix (@netflix) June 17, 2023

Most importantly, Netflix also revealed when we can expect to see it hit the service: 2024.

Along with the title reveal were images of Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko.

Meet Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, coming 2024. #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/b7TKxo9pKC

— Netflix (@netflix) June 17, 2023

The upcoming Avatar adaptation has been in the works since 2018 with a plan to bring the popular anime franchise into live-action for the first time.

George Takei, Amber Midthunder, and Danny Pudi also recently joined the live-action cast along with Daniel Dae Kim, Arden Cho, Randall Duk Kim, and others.

“We’ll be expanding and growing the world, and there will be surprises for existing fans and those new to the tale,” said showrunner Albert Kim. “But throughout this process, our byword has been 'authenticity.' To the story. To the characters. To the cultural influences. Authenticity is what keeps us going, both in front of the camera and behind it, which is why we’ve assembled a team unlike any seen before — a group of talented and passionate artists who are working around the clock to bring this rich and incredibly beautiful world to life.”

Original Avatar creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were originally on board as executive producers and showrunners. However, the duo parted ways with the Netflix production in 2020.

As well as the upcoming live-action adaptation, Avatar will be getting a full animated feature film in 2025. In fact, it’s the first of three planned animated Avatar films from Paramount and Nickelodeon.

Want to read more about Avatar: The Last Airbender? Check out our review of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series as well as our top 10 Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes. And for everything announced during Netflix's Tudum, check out our roundup.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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