Revealed as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, the teaser poster for Avatar: The Last Airbender features Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Momo riding atop Appa. A “first full look” at the series will drop tomorrow.
Check out the teaser art for Avatar: The Last Airbender below:
The beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender is reborn in live-action
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a retelling of the 2005 animated fantasy show of the same name, which ran on Nickelodeon for three seasons. Set in a world where some people are born with elemental “bending” powers tied to their geographical background, the story begins with the Fire Nation declaring war and throwing the world out of balance. The young airbender Aang, newly revived after one hundred years frozen in an iceberg, may be able to restore peace, if he can embrace his ability as this generation’s Avatar to bend all four elements.
The series was widely praised for its rich worldbuilding, complex plot and characters, high quality animation, and eclectic music. It has previously inspired a live-action movie as well as a line of comics and novels, and multiple animated movies are now in the works in addition to Netflix’s adaptation.
In the live-action Avatar series, newcomer Gordon Cormier will star as Aang. His closest friends Katara and Sokka, siblings from the Southern Water Tribe, will be played by Kiawentiio and Ian Ousley, respectively. Key players from the Fire Nation include Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as General Iroh, Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula, Ken Leung as Zhao, and Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko.
The cast also includes Maria Zhang as Suki, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue, Momona Tamada as Ty Lee, Thalia Tran as Mai, Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi, and Danny Pudi as The Mechanist. James Sie, who voiced the recurring comedic character the Cabbage Merchant in the animated series, will reprise the role for Netflix.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2024.