Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dan Lin Set to Executive Produce Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series

Experienced producer Dan Lin will be executive producing Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Discussing Film reports! Lin will produce the series alongside his production company, Lin Pictures.

Dan Lin and Lin Pictures have recently produced films such as The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Lego Ninjago Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, Death Note, It, Aladdin and It Chapter Two. The production company have also produced shows such as Forever, Frequency, Lethal Weapon and Unikitty.

The upcoming series will be written and executive produced by original series co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko and is currently prepping to begin production in 2020 likely for a 2021 release with the show nearing the process to begin adding more crew members to series with casting to follow afterwards.

The world is divided into four nations; the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and the Air Nomads. Each of these are represented by a natural element for which the nation is named. The Benders have the ability to control and manipulate the element in their nation. Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements. The ruthless Fire Nation wants to conquer the world but the only bender who has enough power, the Avatar, has disappeared until now. His tribe soon discovers that Aang is the long lost Avatar. Now Katara and Sokka must safeguard Aang on his journey to master all four elements and save the world from the Fire Nation.

The series managed to be such a hit with fans by combining amazing animated action set pieces with three dimensional interesting characters set in this magical fantasy world.

The animated series originally aired for 61 episodes over three seasons originally on Nickelodeon, where it began in February 2005 and concluded in July 2008. The series was nominated for—and won—Annie Awards, Genesis Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award.

Konietzko and DiMartino also created a follow-up series, The Legend of Korra, that returned to the world of Avatar years after Aang’s death to follow Korra, his successor as Avatar. That series ran between 2012-2014.

The stories of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have continued on in graphic novel series.

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Originally published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 20:08 BST.

Original source: ComicBook.
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