The synopsis for Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender series has been revealed.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender series. It was originally announced back in 2018 with two of the show’s original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko running the series. Then, for reasons, unknown, the creators revealed that they had abruptly left in production of the Netflix series in June of 2020 after two years worth of work. Since then Nickelodeon has announced that it would be developing several new Avatar: The Last Airbender series and movies.
Work on the Netflix adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender has since continued, although details on the series are hard to come by. According to a new report from Hollywood North, filming for the series has been set for the Fall of this year. In addition, the report also revealed a synopsis for the upcoming Netflix series that gives fans an idea as to what to expect:
“The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world, home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilization is divided into three pre-industrialized nations, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, and the Air Nomads, and one industrialized nation, the Fire Nation, capable of manufacturing various kinds of machines. Within each nation, an order of men and women called ‘Benders’ have the ability to manipulate their native element.
These Bending arts combine a certain style of martial arts and elemental mysticism. The Bending types are Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, and Airbending. In each generation, one person is capable of Bending all four elements; this is the Avatar, the spirit of the planet manifested in human form. When the Avatar dies, he or she is reincarnated into an unborn baby native in the next nation in the Avatar Cycle, which parallels the seasons: winter for water, spring for earth, summer for fire, and autumn for air.
While legend holds that the Avatar must master the elements in order, starting with their native element, this can sometimes be compromised when the situation requires it. Learning to bend the element opposite one’s native element is extremely difficult because opposing Bending arts are based on opposing fighting styles and doctrines.”
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Source: Hollywood North