Netflix has released the official trailer for its live-action series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, stirring up excitement with a whirlwind of elements.
The series, helmed by showrunner Albert Kim, revolves around the young Avatar Aang (portrayed by Gordon Cormier), who embarks on a journey to master the four elements – earth, wind, fire, and water – in a bid to restore balance to the world threatened by the Fire Nation and Fire Lord Ozai (played by Daniel Dae Kim). Aang’s journey is not a solitary one; he is accompanied by his new friends Sokka (Ian Ousley) and Katara (Kiawentiio).
The trailer offers a glimpse into the enchanting landscapes, captivating creatures, and the magical world that made the original animated series by Nickelodeon a fan favorite. The new series will comprise eight episodes, each an hour long.
The ensemble cast also features Dallas Liu as Zuko, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as General Iroh, Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran, Arden Cho as June, Maria Zhang as Suki, Sebastien Amoruso as Jet, Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi, and Danny Pudi as The Mechanist.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to premiere on Netflix on February 22.
Netflix has released the official synopsis for its live-action series, Avatar: The Last Airbender:
In a world divided into four nations – Water, Earth, Fire, and Air – peace was maintained by the Avatar, a master of all four elements. However, the harmony was disrupted when the Fire Nation launched an attack, annihilating the Air Nomads, marking the first step in their quest for world domination. With the current Avatar yet to reveal himself, the world has been plunged into despair.
Hope emerges from the shadows when Aang (Gordon Cormier), a young Air Nomad and the last of his kind, awakens to assume his role as the next Avatar. Joined by his new friends, Sokka (Ian Ousley) and Katara (Kiawentiio), siblings from the Southern Water Tribe, Aang embarks on an epic, action-filled journey to save the world and counter the formidable threat posed by Fire Lord Ozai (Daniel Dae Kim).
Their mission is complicated by the relentless pursuit of Crown Prince Zuko (Dallas Liu), who is determined to capture them. They will need the assistance of numerous allies and vibrant characters they encounter along the way.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a live-action adaptation of the acclaimed and much-loved Nickelodeon animated series. Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) serves as the showrunner, executive producer, and writer. Jabbar Raisani (Lost in Space, Stranger Things) and Michael Goi are executive producers and directors, along with directors Roseanne Liang (also a co-executive producer) and Jet Wilkinson. Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) are executive producers from Rideback.