A new day of black sun has arrived for the Avatar: The Last Airbender fans. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who created the original critically acclaimed Nickelodeon animated series, have parted ways with the Netflix live-action remake. Both DiMartino and Konietzko were attached as executive producers and showrunners since the project was revealed in 2018, but they have announced that they are exiting the project over the “creative direction.”
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Eight years after M. Night Shyamalan desecrated Avatar: The Last Airbender with his feature film that won’t be named, Netflix has announced a second attempt to adapt the matchless Nickelodeon animated series as a live-action show. But wait — before you freak out and go into the Avatar State, there’s a silver lining to this seemingly ill-advised project.
Original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are on board to oversee the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series, which will “reimagine” the beloved Nickelodeon series. But even with DiMartino and Konietzko on board, can they fulfill the fans’ biblical expectations for a series that will likely require a biblical scale and budget? After Netflix has teamed up with several other Avatar: The Last Airbender alums to great success, maybe this might actually be a match made in heaven.
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