Series Creators Have Quit Netflix's 'Avatar

Brenda Watkins
August 14, 2020

According to the letter, DiMartino says that he "control the creative direction of the series, but I could control how I responded" which could signal there was creative differences between him and the Netflix team.

All seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are now streaming on Netflix.

When the live-action remake was announced, original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko said they would adapt the original animated show with, 'a culturally-appropriate, non-whitewashed cast, ' which is one reason why the tweet about King's involvement as Katara went viral.

We don't know when the live-action show will come out, but you can catch the original animated series now on Netflix. It's no surprise that many are cosplaying as their favourite characters from the series, including some of the show's villains, such as the Fire Nation's princess, Azula. And if not, well, we still have the original animated series.

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As for Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation, we will have to have to wait and see what will become of it as the year progresses. Konietzko echoed that statement, saying that - though Netflix promised to support their vision - "there was no follow-through on that promise". "Though I got to work with some great individuals. the general handling of the project created what I felt like was a negative and unsupportive environment". They both intend on creating content surrounding both The Last Airbender and its sequel series Legend of Korra, although what that will be remains to be seen.

Followers do have a suitable to be anxious: the past time a dwell-motion Avatar: The Final Airbender was tried devoid of DiMartino and Konietzko, it did not accurately go well. Many mentioned feeling as if it's not worth looking forward to the live-action adaptation anymore.

The spokesperson for the project added that Nickelodeon is still on board in the production process and "we are confident in the creative team and their adaptation". So, I chose to leave the project. DiMartino's lengthy weblog write-up only confirmed individuals worries, as the writer and executive producer observed that "whatever model ends up on-display screen, it will not be what Bryan and I experienced envisioned or meant to make". This resuled in a decision that "was necessary for my happiness and creative integrity".

Ricky Church - Follow me on Twitter for more movie news and nerd talk. And as a creator it's awful to have your creation being taken from your own hands like that. "Provided that we believed these thoughts were in accord with the soul and ethics of Avatar, we'd have gladly embraced them".

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