Nickelodeon's 2005 animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender will be "reimagined" as a live-action series with creators and original showrunners Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko showrunning the new series.
“We are committed to honoring Bryan and Mike’s vision for this retelling and are thrilled to support them on creating a live-action event series, bringing Aang’s epic world of elemental magic to life for global audiences on Netflix,” added Melissa Cobb, Netflix's Vice President of Kids and Family Content.
Along with the statement, Netflix released the first concept art for the series by artist John Staub, which features Aang, the titular Airbender, and his flying buffalo Appa.
Avatar was previously adapted to film by director M. Night Shyamalan as The Last Airbender, though the film did not fare well with fans or critics.
Production will begin in 2019, with no projected release date yet announced.