Netflix will be adapting a live-action series of Nickelodeon’s famous animation “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.

But before you reject the idea completely, do note that this adaptation will be nothing like M. Night Shyamalan’s disappointing version, as the original creators from the animation series will be involved in the project.

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BIG NEWS. Very excited to be able to share this. And very excited to be working with Mike again on this simultaneously new and old adventure. Give him a follow too if you haven’t already, as we chronicle this journey: @mike_dante_d Here is our quote from the press release: "We're thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. 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. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we're incredibly grateful to be partnering with them." — Bryan Konietzko & Michael DiMartino 💙 Huge thanks to John Staub @johnstaubart for this beautiful concept art. More later, but for now, link in bio. — Love, Bryan #avatarthelastairbender #netflix #liveaction #series #adaptation

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Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will be the executive producers of the new adaptation, and they promise that this time, they will do it right, especially in terms of culturally appropriate cast.

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. 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,” the creators said in a public statement.

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“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. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”

There are not much details on the new series as the production won’t start anytime soon until 2019, but the creators have unveiled the concept art of the upcoming live-action that depicts the protagonist with Appa, the six-legged flying bison who Aang and his friends ride as they travel around the world on their quest.

Fans are having mixed reactions upon hearing the news, but it couldn’t possible be worse than Shyamalan’s interpretation right? Just as long as they don’t cast ScarJo, then we’re pretty sure that the series will be on the right path!

The official synopsis of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is as follow:-

“The world is divided into four nations – the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and and the Air Nomads – each represented by a natural element for which the nation is named. Benders have the ability to control and manipulate the element from their nation. Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements. The ruthless Fire Nation wants to conquer the world but the only bender who has enough power, the Avatar, has disappeared … until now. His tribe soon discovers that Aang is the long-lost Avatar. Now Katara and Sokka must safeguard Aang on his journey to master all four elements and save the world from the Fire Nation.”
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