All three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be hitting Netflix in the US on May 15th, the streaming platform announced today. The beloved animated of Aang, the show’s namesake Avatar, as he masters the elements of water, earth, fire and air and helps stop the Fire Nation’s war against the world. It originally aired on Nickelodeon from February 2005 to July 2008.
It’s not Netflix first connection to Avatar the streaming service is currently working on a Live-Action adaptation of the show (Which will hopefully be better than the M. Night Shyamalan movie version), and Netflix’s The Dragon Prince, which was co-created by Avatar: The Last Airbender screenwriter Aaron Ehasz.
Netflix’s Avatar pick-up will likely overjoy longtime fans, given that the series has been notoriously absent from streaming services over the years. Though the series was available on Amazon Prime Video in 2017, it’s since been absent from prominent streaming services. ( Though it can still be streamed on Amazon Prime Video, doing so requires an additional subscription to the NickHits channel, which costs 7.99 dollars per month).
The series impending move to Netflix was announced several months after Nickolodeon inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. Netflix’s also working on a live-action adaption of the original Avatar show with the original series creators Michael DiMartino and N=Bryan Konietzko, who will executive produce the new project. Additional details about the project, including a potential release date, haven’t been announced. Netflix’s upcoming live-action “Avatar” series will be the franchise’s second live-action effort. Following M. Night Shyamalan’s film was intended to be the first installment in an “Avatar” film trilogy, but sequel plans were scrapped due to the film’s negative reception.