Flameo hotman! You’ve watched (and rewatched) the classic Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: the Last Airbender (ATLA), and now you want to set your sights on something equally as lovable. Don’t know where to look? (That’s rough, buddy.)
We have a few recommendations up our sleeve that’ll quench your thirst like the quenchiest cactus juice in the middle of the Si Wong Desert.
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Netflix’s upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series
More casting for the new live action series of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the adaption of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series which goes by the same title, has been announced. With George Takei (Koh), Utkarsh Ambudkar (King Bumi), Arden Cho (June) and Danny Pudi (the Mechanist) joining the previously announced cast, fans are dying to know when the release date for the new Netflix show is so that they can get to viewing. Filming has already begun, so it stands to reason that fans can expect the series to drop in late 2023 or early 2024.
Avatar: The Last Airbender 2010 live-action movie
Many fans hope that Netflix’s live action series will simply do better than the 2010 Paramount & Nickelodeon Movies film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. From whitewashing the cast, to the mispronunciation of many of the series’ most beloved characters (to name just two issues with the film), ATLA lovers shudder at the thought of another production tank. While many would not recommend watching (save yourselves!), you can still view the film on HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV.
Following the disastrous 2010 ATLA film release, the original creators of Avatar - Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko - announced an ATLA show sequel: The Legend of Korra. While the show was not widely received by fans, in May 2020 the entire show hit Netflix. While many fans rejoiced at being able to view the show again since its original airing, and many were eager to watch the show for the first time, there were still fans who desperately wanted a sequel of the Gaang and who were disappointed by the storyline and central themes of Korra.
Paramount+ and Avatar Studios: The first Avatar animated movie
It seems as though the ATLA creators are still hoping to give fans what they want. While Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko left the production of Netflix’s live action series, that does not mean they abandoned the ATLA universe all together. In 2021, fans were hype to know that a series of new animated movies were coming to Paramount+ via the newly coined Avatar Studios. Fans were elated to hear at 2022's Comic-Con International: San Diego from Korra herself, (Janet Varney), that the original plotline of the trio of ATLA animated movies was to begin with a story of the Gaang as adults, rather than the previously planned Kyoshi release.The first animated film about the Gaang is set to release in 2024, with the Zuko movie to follow in 2025, and culminating in the Korra movie in 2026.
A new ATLA console game: Quest for Balance
While fans wait for both the Netflix and Paramount+ releases, there is even more to look forward to: a game! Avatar: The Last Airbender - Quest for Balance is coming for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, although a release date has not been announced. In the meanwhile, the more tactical RPG, Avatar: Generations, is available for select Android and iOS users.
Avatar: The Last Airbender comics/graphic novels & The official ATLA cookbook/ Kyoshi
While it’s uncertain where the Kyoshi animated movie stands now that it was switched out for the Gaang, fans can still read the Chronicles of the Avatar series by F. C. Yee and published by Abrams Books which follows the early life of Avatar Kyoshi. If comics are more your speed, don’t miss out on the Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Lost Adventures series originally released by Nickelodeon Magazine or Team Avatar Tales by Gene Leun Yang and published by Dark Horse Comics. Gene Leun Yang is best known in the ATLA world for the graphic novels he co-wrote with Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino: The Promise, The Search, The Rift, Smoke and Shadow, and North and South (also published by Dark Horse Comics).
Get up to speed with everything with our Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra watch order.