Netflix fuels fan frenzy for with Avatar: The Last Airbender, its upcoming live-action series, with weekly reveals
Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Nickelodeon's animated masterpiece, Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008), finally got the live-action treatment, and it was totally needed! Remember Aang, the 12-year-old who's basically the president of the air-bending club and the only one left? Yeah, he wakes up to a world more messed up than a teenage Sokka's hair.
With his waterbending BFF Katara, Sokka, the sarcastic boomerang enthusiast, and Toph, the earthbender, Aang's got to master all four elements faster than you can say ‘yip yip’, then take down Fire Lord Ozai, who's chillier than a penguin convention, and restore peace like it's his overdue library book. Get ready for bending battles hotter than Momo's breath after spicy noodles, jokes cheesier than Uncle Iroh's tea, and a whole lot of adventure that will leave you saying, "My lord, this is epic!”.
Yesterday, Netflix introduced Aang and his powers; today, it introduced Katara and her powers. She is a waterbender and can make water dance! She lifts it up in the air—not just rivers and oceans, but even ink on a map, soup in a pot, and even perfume—to fight a stinky monster. She's like a water magician, making it do all sorts of things.
Take the recent video clip, for instance. Katara seems super happy showing off her waterbending skills while practicing. Everyone is surprised she is a waterbender, but Katara says it's no big deal. She's a warrior, after all, and she wants to do more to help her tribe. Katara thinks all people with bending powers have only one duty, and that is to keep the last Avatar safe.
Although this latest live-action version is based on the same story, it will be quite exciting to watch the supernatural actions in human form. Starring Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio Tarbell as Katara, Ian Ousle as Sokka, and Dallas James Liu as Zuko, Paul Sun-Hyung as Iroh, Arden Cho as June, and Daniel Dae Kim as Firelord Ozai, Avatar the Last Airbender has 20 episodes and will release on February 22, 2024, only on Netflix.