Saturday, February 20, 2021

Nickelodeon UK to Premiere 'Unleashed' on Saturday 27th February 2021



Judges Peyton List, Preacher Lawson and Utkarsh Ambudkar to Decide
Which Acts are the Most Entertaining Pets Around

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From the backyard to the big stage, the search is on for America’s most entertaining pets in Nickelodeon’s all-new comedic competition show, Unleashed (10 episodes).  Hosted by superstar comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, the series brings the most impressive animal acts together to compete on stage in front of a jury comprised of kids and celebrity judges Peyton List (Cobra Kai), Preacher Lawson (America’s Got Talent, Connecting) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brittany Runs a Marathon, Free Guy) for the title of “Most Entertaining Pet” of the night.  Unleashed will premiere on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland on Saturday 27th February 2021 at 3:30pm. Following launch, new episodes will continue to air weekends at 3:30pm on Nick UK & Eire. Watch a full episode sneak peek below!

Said Iglesias, “We have a squirrel that can water ski, enough said! You have to watch Nickelodeon’s Unleashed!”

Each episode of Unleashed will feature three animal-loving pet owners and their loyal companions as they take the stage to showcase their pet’s extraordinary talents.  From jaw-dropping tricks to hilarious skills, the pet contestants demonstrate their unique abilities… but anything can happen once the cameras start rolling.  Acts throughout the season include a water-skiing squirrel, a cheerleading goat, a hedgehog with a knack for agility tricks and a soccer-playing horse.  As each act performs, the celebrity judges and kid jury give their reactions before voting to crown the “Most Entertaining Pet” of the night.

Iglesias is no stranger to Nickelodeon, having appeared in season 6 of Nickelodeon's hit sketch comedy series All That in 2000.

Fans can visit to find out more about their favourite Nickelodeon shows, as well as watch videos and play games featuring their favourite Nick characters. Fans can also like the official Nickelodeon UK Facebook page, follow Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to the official Nickelodeon UK YouTube channel for the latest Nick news, highlights, The Scoop about their favourite stars, and videos.

Unleashed is produced by Fremantle (America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Celebrity Family Feud, Double Dare), with Jayson Dinsmore and Joni Day serving as executive producers.  Nikki Varhely-Gillingham (The Masked Singer) serves as executive producer and showrunner, with Nickelodeon’s Vice President of Unscripted Content Mandel Ilagan also serving as executive producer.  The series is directed by Ivan Dudynsky (The Voice, Hollywood Game Night).  Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

Unleashed made its world premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Thursday, October 22.

About Fremantle

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. From the Got Talent and Idol franchises to “My Brilliant Friend,” “Family Feud,”, “The Young Pope,” “American Gods,” “The Price is Right,” “Neighbours,” “The X Factor” and “Deutschland 83” - Fremantle is behind the world’s most-loved and most-watched shows.

Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries - the Fremantle family includes UFA (Germany), Wildside (Italy), Abot Hameiri (Israel), Miso Film (Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Blue Circle (Netherlands), Original Productions (USA) and Easy Tiger (Australia) to name a few.

Fremantle produces in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 70 formats and airs 400 programs a year worldwide. Fremantle also distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories.

As a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, Fremantle has more than 370 million subscribers across 1,500 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms - and is the creator of Facebook’s most viewed video of all time, “The Sacred Riana.”

For more information, visit, follow @FremantleUS or visit its Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

About Nickelodeon

The home of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and Nella the Princess Knight, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Network is available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes and now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month. Launched in 1993, the top-performing Nickelodeon network comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, Nickelodeon +1, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. +1 and Nick Jr. Too. The entertainment company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does – Kids Rule! Content is at the core of the business with critically-acclaimed and hugely-popular television programming from the UK and around the world. In addition to the quality television programmes, Nickelodeon also produces bespoke content available online and on Nick Play, as well as consumer product and recreation opportunities such as the UK’s first-ever Nick theme park, Nickelodeon Land and the slimiest music festival for kids, SLIMEFEST UK.


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Enaldinho is an Affectionate Cactus | Episode 5 | Unfiltered Brazil | Nickelodeon in Portuguese

Enaldinho é um Cacto Carinhoso | Episódio 3 | Além do Filtro Brasil

No 5º episódio de Além do Filtro Brasil Enaldinho convoca os jogadores para uma nova pegadinha, o abraço do Cacto!

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Nickelodeon to Premiere New 'PAW Patrol Moto Pups' Special in March 2021

The Moto Pups are set to ride again! But watch out, because the pack is back in an all new PAW Patrol Moto Pups special, "Moto Pups: Pups Save a Moto Mayor", premiering March 2021 on Nick Jr. on Nickelodeon!

In "Moto Pups: Pups Save a Moto Mayor," Mayor Goodway thinks she can change the Ruff-Ruff pack's naughty ways by pretending to be a "bad" biker and becoming part of their gang, but when Gasket puts the Mayor through a battery of tough tests, it's up to the Moto Pups to rescue her. (#723)

The all new PAW Patrol Moto Pups episode "Moto Pups: Pups Save a Moto Mayor" will premiere in Canada on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

In PAW Patrol Moto Pups, the PAW Patrol will dive into the world of motorsports, including daring new moves, and introduce fans to puurfect new team member - Wildcat, the first cat member of the PAW Patrol - who will help when big trouble comes to town!

The Moto Pups theme will be meticulously integrated into the PAW Patrol toy world, staying true to the storylines and characters while exploring new rescues. The attention to detail will transcend to the toys, with new innovative features and inspiring transformations like the PAW Patrol Wildcat's Moto Pups Deluxe vehicle, featuring authentic graphics and details, large wheels and a retract function that allows it to perform wheelies. Wildcat wears a motorcycle jacket and helmet. When it's time for a quick mission, click Wildcat into the driver's seat, pull the vehicle back and watch him take off. Wildcat's bike shoots forward, does a wheelie, and races straight for the adventure. Pull the vehicle back to do your own stunts and do wheelies over and over. Suitable for children from 3 years old.

Did you hear? Nickelodeon has renewed PAW Patrol for season 9!

More Nick: Spin Master Announces Star-Studded Voice Talent for 'Paw Patrol' Movie!

Originally published: Friday, February 19, 2021.

H/T: Special thanks to @TVShowsFan for the news!

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Nickelodeon Releases 'The Barbarian and the Troll' Sneak Peek

Nickelodeon today (Feb. 19) released a super sneak peek preview of the network's upcoming live-action puppet comedy series The Barbarian and the Troll!

Announced in September under the working title Brendar the BarbarianThe Barbarian and the Troll (13 episodes) is a brand-new live-action puppet comedy series from co-creators Mike Mitchell (Trolls, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) and expert puppeteer Drew Massey (Mutt & Stuff, Sid the Science Kid).

The series follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a fierce female warrior, on a quest to defeat the evil wizard who that rules over their land of Gothmoria, who has imprisoned her brother. The series is being filmed at North Shore Studios in Vancouver, Canada. Filming commenced on October 19th and is expected to wrap on February 12th, 2021.

In The Barbarian and the Troll, Evan, a troll who has never ventured out from under his bridge, decides to explore the world for the first time in search of a great adventure and inspiration to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer.  He soon meets Brendar, Gothmoria’s most feared and revered warrior, and joins in her quest across treacherous terrain and confrontations with bizarre and magical creatures.  Throughout their journey and encounters with an eclectic puppet cast of wacky characters, they both learn that they’re better together and form an unbreakable friendship.

The Barbarian and the Troll is set to premiere during early 2021 on Nickelodeon.

Although currently unconfirmed, Nickelodeon could be planning to premiere The Barbarian and the Troll on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Originally published: Friday, February 19, 2020 at 20.00 GMT.

Additional source: Anime Superhero Forum /@whoisretro.

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'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Makes Surprise Appearance on 'WandaVision'

Fans of Yo Gabba Gabba! were thrilled to see Nickelodeon's hit preschool series featured in the latest episode of WandaVision. Without getting into the particulars of the episode for those who haven't watched it yet, there was a moment in WandaVision where Brobee and his pals could be seen singing and dancing on television. This might seem insignificant to some, but the cameo of the show does officially make Yo Gabba Gabba "canon" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Yo Gabba Gabba originally ran for four seasons on Nickelodeon between 2007 and 2015, so many of the shows original viewers were either parents or now kids now old enough to watch WandaVision. Because of this, there were many people expressing their excitement to see the series merge with the MCU. Hours after the WandaVision episode "Breaking the Fourth Wall" arrived on Disney+, Yo Gabba Gabba had started trending on social media with viewers celebrating the nice surprise.

"yo gabba gabba in the mcu is the crossover we didn't ask for but needed," one popular tweet reads, including crying face emoji to imply tears of joy.

"Out of all the things to come out of this episode i did not expect yo gabba gabba to become canon," said another:

Another viewer tweeted, "Yo gabba gabba appearing at such a tense moment of the show was honestly cinematic genius."

Acknowledging Yo Gabba Gabba also means that every guest star and band featured on the program now technically exists in the MCU. This is getting other fans excited for different reasons, with one tweet reading, "now that yo gabba gabba is canon. My Chemical Romance exists in the MCU as well as the aquabats."

"If Yo Gabba Gabba is MCU canon that means Biz Markie is also MCU canon," writes another fan of the show.

Others are going so far as to posit other theories, such as one fan guessing that this will lead to the introduction of the Fantastic Four. "Yo Gabba Gabba is now canon in the MCU," says one fan. "What if they are the Fantastic 4 the guy is doctor doom and the robot is the silver surfer. Marvel/Disney with the 4d Chess."

One of the big reasons why it was so strange to see Yo Gabba Gabba on WandaVision is that Disney doesn't own the rights to the Nickelodeon series. However, neither does Nick. Although the series aired on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., it's produced by The Magic Store Productions and WildBrain Entertainment (formally DHX Media), and distributed by WildBrain.

There's any number of children's programming that Marvel Studios could have pulled from Disney's library of content to use that wouldn't have required paying royalties to a competitor. Perhaps the producers are just really big Yo Gabba Gabba fans, but given the nature of WandaVision, some fans are wondering if there's a hidden meaning behind it.

"me trying to figure out the importance of yo gabba gabba in #wandavision," one tweet reads accompanied with an appropriate GIF.

Yo Gabba Gabba originally ran for four seasons on Nickelodeon between 2007 and 2015. Hosted by DJ Lance Rock, the series featured both live-action and animated segments featuring five costumed friends: Muno (he's tall and friendly), Foofa (she's pink and happy), Brobee (the little green one), Toodee (she likes to have fun), and Plex (a magic robot). Together, the group taught kids about everything from the importance of sharing to trying new foods.

It remains to be seen if DJ Lance Rock and his furry friends from Yo Gabba Gabba will return to the MCU at some point in the future. There are only a couple of episodes left of WandaVision, and chances are, the surprises are only going to be much more shocking from here. New episodes release every Friday on Disney+.

DJ Lance Rock, however, can be contacted on his official TikTok!

Original source: MovieWeb.

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The Bikini Bottom Box Unveils First Sneak Peek at Spring 2021 Edition

Culture Fly has lift the lid on their first sneak peek of the Spring 2021 edition of The Bikini Bottom Box - a spectacular Fiery Fist O' Pain Picture Frame!

I'm definitely Patrick in that pic!

As previously reported, the theme for the Spring 2021 edition of The Bikini Bottom Box is Glove World.

The Fiery Fist O' Pain Photo Frame comes with a picture of SpongeBob & Patrick riding the Fiery Fist O' Pain rollercoaster at Glove World, Bikini Bottom's premier amusement park, however, fans will also be able to remove the picture and replace it with a photo of themselves and their best friend!

The Spring Bikini Bottom Box is available to pre-order. Reserve your box now!

New to The Bikini Bottom Box? Visit and choose your plan!

Orders for the Spring 2021 Bikini Bottom Box must be made before March 10, and subscribers will be billed the week of March 14th. The box will ship during mid-late April.

Already a subscriber? You don't need to do anything else. Your subscription will be renewed in March.

From the same people behind The Nick Box comes The Bikini Bottom Box, the first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants subscription box is here!

Each Bikini Bottom Box brings fans exclusive SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise to your door 4 times a year. Each box is packed with exclusive apparel, accessories, collectibles, homeware and decor inspired by iconic moments from the show. A new box is delivered quarterly, every season. A total of four boxes a year. Fans can order their Bikini Bottom Box online. Annual plans start at $39.99 a box.

The Bikini Bottom Box launched with its winter 2020 edition.

ICYMI: The Spring 2021 edition of The Nick Box is also available to pre-order! Based on a theme of Action & Adventure, the first item featured is a slightly soiled Cynthia doll based on the Rugrats Season 2 episode "The Seven Voyages of Cynthia"! Click out a first look here!

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Hasbro Unveils First Look at 'Power Rangers Dino Fury' Opening Titles and Theme Song



Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, and Nickelodeon today (Feb. 12) unveiled the official theme song and opening titles for the highly-anticipated Power Rangers Dino Fury television series, premiering on Saturday, February 20, at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. Adapted from the Japanese Super Sentai series Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, the 28th season of Power Rangers features morphinominal battle footage with an all-new cast of dynamic heroes, evil villains and imagination-defying monsters.

In Power Rangers Dino Fury, an army of powerful alien beings is unleashed on Earth threatening life as we know it, and a brand-new team of Power Rangers, fueled by the pre-historic power of the dinosaurs, are recruited to deal with the threat. The series features a vibrant cast, and Hasbro and Nickelodeon recently released all-new character details to get fans excited for what’s to come:

Russell Curry – Red Ranger “Zayto”

About: Zayto is an alien from the planet Rafkon. He has been on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, frozen in stasis. After he is revived, he leads the Dino Fury Power Rangers in the hopes of stopping the evil forces that destroyed his planet from destroying Earth.

Dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, T-Rex Dino Fury Key

Zord: T-Rex Champion Zord

Kai Moya – Blue Ranger “Ollie”

About: Ollie is a confident, logical skeptic who always needs to prove he’s right and is never afraid to share his opinion. Growing up, he traveled the globe with his archaeologist mom, Dr. Akana. Ollie believes that everything can be proven or explained by science.

Dinosaur: Triceratops

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, Tricera Dino Fury Key

Zord: Tricera Blade Zord

Hunter Deno – Pink Ranger “Amelia”

About: A go-getting journalist with a passion for the paranormal, Amelia works at the internet media agency, BuzzBlast. She’s well known in Pine Ridge as the person to come to if anything “weird” happens. Her enthusiasm seeps into everything she does, much to the amusement of her friends and coworkers.

Dinosaur: Ankylosaurus

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, Ankylo Dino Fury Key

Zord: Ankylo Hammer Zord

Tessa Rao – Green Ranger “Izzy”

About: Izzy is a highly competitive and ambitious athlete. She pushes herself to the limits and never gives up, even when the stress is overwhelming. She’s close with her step-brother, Javi.

Dinosaur: Saber-toothed Tiger

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, Tiger Dino Fury Key

Zord: Tiger Claw Zord

Chance Perez – Black Ranger “Javi”

About: Javi is a free-spirited musician who can be quiet at times, focusing his energy on his creative process and artistic endeavors. Though he loves music, he can’t settle on any one style or instrument. His step-sister, Izzy, is his biggest supporter and the most important person in his life.

Dinosaur: Stegosaurus

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt. Stego Dino Key

Zord: Stego Spike Zord

“For nearly 30 years, Power Rangers has brought humorous action-adventure entertainment to the screen, with positive messages and real-life lessons that parents value, like diversity, inclusion, self-discipline and teamwork,” said Executive Producer Simon Bennett. “Throughout the years, the brand has consistently delivered exciting new iterations while instilling these same core values, and it’s been an honor getting the opportunity to continue the legacy with Power Rangers Dino Fury. The work, planning and thoughtfulness put into this show from the entire cast and crew is truly outstanding. We have a number of exciting surprises sprinkled throughout the season, and I cannot wait for fans and kids to watch.”

Power Rangers is an iconic brand built on a heritage of great storytelling and merchandising. Launched in 1993 with the debut of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise today includes movies, TV series, toys and role-play items inspired by Power Rangers.

For Power Rangers brand updates, follow @powerrangers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @powerrangersofficial on YouTube.


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We are back with another exciting Fan First Friday just for YOU, our amazing fans! This week’s exciting exclusive comes from your favourite color coordinated heroes, the Power Rangers! Expect franchise updates, some super cool product reveals and, of course, Dino Fury updates!!!!

US: Enter Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2021 Sweepstakes and Win Aweslime Prizes


The Kids’ Choice Awards are taking you on the ride of your life—and the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Sweepstakes is upping the excitement even more!

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards will be held virtually for the second consecutive year due to COVID-19. Hosted by Nickelodeon legend Kenan Thompson, the slime and messy stunts-filled ceremony will air live on March 13, 2021 from 7:30 p.m. ET/PT!

To celebrate, KCA 2021, Nickelodeon is giving away a fun-filled prize pack loaded with Nickelodeon slime, cake, microphones, color-changing cups, and more to eight lucky winners in the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Sweepstakes. Enter daily to increase your odds of winning.

- Official Nickelodeon Slime
- Kids' Choice Awards chocolate Blimp smash cake
- Karaoke party light-up boombox with microphones
- Wireless Bluetooth headphones for the whole family
- Insulated water bottles and customizable accessories
- Color-changing cups, crazy straws, glow-in the-dark extras, and more!

Enter daily for your chance to win. And don’t forget to tune into the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards  on Saturday, March 13!

Enter at! (contest opens Feb. 22)

Remember to keep voting for your favorites at!


The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on February 22, 2021 and ends at
11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 14, 2021.


You must be at least 18 years old (19 in Alabama & Nebraska and 21 in Mississippi) and the parent of a child aged between 6 and 17 years. One entry per day per person is allowed. You must also be a valid video subscriber of one of the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) member cable system operators.

How to Enter:

Online: Visit and enter the name of the NCTC member cable system operator to which you subscribe. Then, follow the links and instructions to submit the online entry form with all the required information to receive one entry into the sweepstakes.

Postcard: Handprint your name, the name of the NCTC member cable system operator to which you subscribe, your mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number on a postcard or piece of paper (no larger than 8½” x 11”) and mail it in an envelope via the U.S. Postal Service with proper postage affixed to: Promotion Headquarters 2021 Kids’ Choice Awards Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 55133, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Random Drawing:

8 winners will be selected via random drawing on or about March 22, 2021, among all entries received during the prize period. The winner will be notified by e-mail on or about March 23, 2021.


Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards prize pack (ARV: $598.80 each)

Prize Package consists of:

(1) Boom Box Sing-station
(1) edible Blimp Chocolate Smash
(2) adult and (2) child headphones
(4) Hydroflasks with two sets of Hydroflask Caps and two sets of Hydroflask handles and bottoms
(10) Kids’ Choice Awards stickers
(4) color changing cups
(4) Crazy Straws
(1) Nickelodeon Bucket of Slime
Various glow in the dark accessories

Rules and Terms & Conditions

Full rules and terms & conditions can be found on the competition's website,

Prize pack items are subject to change. Only customers of one of the participating cable providers are eligible to win. The status of all potential winners as a customer in good standing will be confirmed with the cable provider before the prize will be awarded.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Many will enter, few will win. Official Rules and how to enter can be viewed at Certain Restrictions Apply. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC aged at least 18 years old or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of residence (19 years old in Alabama and Nebraska, 21 years old in Mississippi) at time of entry who are a valid subscriber of one (1) of the National Cable Television Cooperative member cable system operators participating in the Sweepstakes and are the parent/legal guardian of a child between the ages of 6 and 17 years old at the time of entry. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on February 22, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 14, 2021. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the US and where prohibited or restricted by law. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Eight (8) Prizes available, total ARV $4,790.40. Sponsor: Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc., 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.

Originally published: Saturday, February 20, 2021.

Original source: Sweepstakes Bible.

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Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series Finds New Showrunner; New Character Details Unveiled

Netflix’s live-action reimagining of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, has found their new showrunner, The Illuminerdi reports.

Avatar: The Last Airbender fans were thrilled when the critically acclaimed animated series was added to Netflix last year and the Nickelodeon animated show shot to number one on Netflix’s top ten list, becoming the top animated children's series on the streamer in 2020. The streamer is expanding the franchise with a live-action reimagining of the award-winning series, but many Avatar: The Last Airbender fans were disappointed when the original creators of the animated series left the live-action Netflix project over creative differences.

Bryan Konietzko shared the news in an Instagram post and Michael Dante DiMartino wrote about the situation in an open letter on his blog. With the original creators of the series leaving the project over creative differences many fans grew nervous about what it could mean for the live-action reimagining. However, Netflix has reportedly found the new showrunner for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The live-action reimagining of Avatar: The Last Airbender has found their new showrunner with Albert Kim.

Albert Kim got his start as a writer and editor for Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Details, and People. Kim worked as a Senior News Director at ESPN form 2005-2008 and created the entertainment news program ESPN Hollywood.

He made his jump to television writing by first working on the TNT heist series Leverage. He then worked as a writer on Nikita, working his way up from co-producer to co-executive producer. Following Nikita Kim worked as a writer and co-executive producer, then executive producer, on the Fox supernatural mystery drama Sleepy Hollow. Kim seems like a great fit as a showrunner for Avatar: The Last Airbender having worked on shows that include action, adventure, mystery, and more.

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender was split into three seasons or books with the first two seasons being 20 episodes and the third 21. The animated series featured 30-minute episodes, as is standard for Nickelodeon shows. The new Netflix series will feature ten episodes with the episodes being about a hour long. This live-action series will not necessarily be an exact adaptation, which is further evidenced by the original creator exiting and that it’s described as a reimagining.

With hour long episodes it will be interesting to see how they adapt the beloved story of Avatar: The Last Airbender into a new series. The core of the series is the same with Aang and his friends working to save the world from Fire Lord Ozai’s tyrannical war, but how those adventures play out in the new show is what will be fun to watch.

New details about the main characters have also been revealed. Although they will likely be very similar to their animated counterparts, it’s important to note that this is a reimagining and there seems to be a bit of a difference in regards to age.

In the animated Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka is Katara’s older brother. Sokka is 15 and Katara is 14. It looks like the live-action reimaging is changing this up with Katara now the older sibling at age 16 and Sokka her younger brother at age 14. Aang will still be 12. (Well, technically about 112.)

This switch will likely have effects on the characters and their dynamic, with Katara having been the one to take care of Sokka and now a four-year age difference between Katara and Aang, instead of the original two years. If this is ultimately the direction they take the characters in, it’ll be interesting to see how this changes the characters and their relationships.

Are you excited about Netflix’s live-action reimagining of Avatar: The Last Airbender? What do you think about the new showrunner? How about the change in character ages? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter @DailyNickNews!

Watch Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra on CBS All Access and Netflix!

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More Nick: Nickelodeon to Release 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Cookbook in August 2021!

H/T: @CultureCrave.

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