Netflix shared the teaser as part of the Geeked Week event, following yesterday’s reveal of the first poster for Avatar: The Last Airbender (which features the main characters riding on top of Appa, the giant flying sky bison). The new teaser confirms that the live-action series will premiere on February 22, 2024.
Check out the teaser trailer for Avatar: The Last Airbender below:
An official logline for the show reads, “A live-action reimagining of the beloved animated series following Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements (Water, Earth, Fire, Air) to restore balance to a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation.”
A fresh look at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender
Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender series will retell the story of the 2005 animated fantasy show of the same name, which originally ran on Nickelodeon for three seasons. Set in a world where some people are born with elemental “bending” powers tied to their homelands, the show begins with the Fire Nation declaring war and throwing the world out of balance. The young airbender Aang, newly revived after being frozen in an iceberg for one hundred years, may be able to restore peace, if he can embrace his ability as this generation’s Avatar to bend all four elements.
The original series was widely praised for its rich worldbuilding, complex plot and characters, high quality animation, and vibrant musical score. It has inspired a live-action movie, a line of comics and novels, video games, and merchandise, and multiple animated movies are now in the works in addition to Netflix’s adaptation.
In Netflix’s Avatar series, newcomer Gordon Cormier will star as Aang. As seen on the new poster, his closest friends Katara and Sokka, siblings from the Southern Water Tribe, will be respectively played by Kiawentiio and Ian Ousley. 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, Danny Pudi as The Mechanist, and James Sie as the Cabbage Merchant.
Avatar: The Last Airbender premieres November 22, 2024 on Netflix.