New Avatar: The Last Airbender Will Be A Fan Discussion Series
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New Avatar: The Last Airbender Series Will Actually Be A Fan Discussion

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BY April 23, 2021

Last week, Avatar fans were sent into a tizzy when the official Youtube channel shared a message about a new Avatar the Last Airbender series coming during an Earth Day Weekend celebration. After much excitement and general freaking out in the comments section, the channel clarified that the series would be a “fan-led original discussion series” and not an entirely new one that would be part of the same universe.

new avatar the last airbender series Whaaa???? Image via screengrab

 

new avatar the last airbender series Nooo stop playing with our hearts! Image via screengrab

Things were further confirmed when voice actor McKenzie Atwood tweeted this:

While fans didn’t get the new series they were hoping for, there’s still reason to be optimistic. Back in February, Nickelodeon announced the creation of Avatar Studios, a new division to create original content based off the worlds from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The original creators and executive producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will lead the studio as co-chief creative officers and they already have their first project lined up: an animated theatrical film set to begin production this year. It is likely to be released on Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) although no exact release date is known yet.

After the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series on Netflix lost Dimartino and Konietzko due to creative differences, many figured there wasn’t going to be any further Avatar-related content. After all, most fans feel like the original creators and team should be involved in some way as no one wants to relive the dumpster fire that was M. Night Shyamalan’s version. With the announcement of Avatar Studios though, fans of the anime series can once again have something to look forward to, even if it’s not happening this year.

The 3-day event will begin on Earth Day (Thursday, April 22) and go through Saturday, April 24. There will be original videos, a live stream every day, and the aforementioned discussion series on the official Avatar: The Last Airbender Youtube channel.

Even though there isn’t going to be a new Avatar: The Last Airbender series, are you still excited to see what’s in store this Earth Day weekend?

Featured image via Nickelodeon

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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane.

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