Netflix releases much-anticipated live-action ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’, 15 years after Nickelodeon’s animated series finale

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The beloved animated series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is making a comeback in a Netflix live-action version after fifteen long years, where fans can finally see their favorite characters come to life.

The premiere of the series, which was on February 22, 2024, would feature the talented Gordon Cormier as the main protagonist, Avatar Aang, the 12-year-old boy who has the weight of the world resting on his shoulders.

The cast includes Kiawentiio Tarbell, who plays as the supportive waterbender, Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, the legendary Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as fan-favorite Uncle Iroh and the highly advocative, Daniel Dae Kim who plays as the hot Fire Lord Ozai.

Despite having faced backlashes and critics over the months prior to its release for various reasons which included cultural representation and poor production quality, the live-action series had already received mostly positive reviews and feedback from the audience within hours of its release. The series has already received a high score of 8.0 on IMDB, contrasting a lower average 60% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans are already anticipating season 2 of the series, with various predictions on the story’s plot.

The eight-episodes live-action series can be currently streamed on Netflix.

The live-action Netflix series has generally received a lot of mixed reviews, currently standing at an IMDB score of 8.0 and Rotten Tomatoes score of 60%.


The series is set in a war-torn world inspired by various Asian and Indigenous American cultures where certain people can “bend” one of the four classical elements – water, earth, fire or air. Aang, the “Avatar” and the last living Airbender, is the bridge between the mortal and spirit worlds, and the only one capable of bending all four of the elements instead of just one. The Avatar maintains the balance of the world and nature to bring peace, and Aang is now faced with the responsibility of ending the ambitions of the militaristic Fire Nation to conquer the world. With his new companions Katara and Sokka, Aang sets out to master the four elements while pursued by Zuko, the exiled crown prince of the Fire Nation, who seeks to regain his honor by capturing him. (Source: Wikipedia)

Story by: Nana Kwesi Boakye |

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