Avatar: The Last Airbender fans were awed when they learned that Netflix was adapting the show and working on a live-action series. Now, a synopsis for Avatar: The Last Airbender has surfaced online.
While the show was to partner up with the original series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, news of their split in public from the streaming service made an appearance a while ago.
But, according to new reports, the production has now resumed, with people now working on filming the adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
If a report from the Hollywood North is to be believed, the filming of Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series will begin sometime this fall. The report also leaks the official synopsis. However, it is yet to be confirmed.
Also, the show hasn’t announced officially that it will begin filming, so make sure you don’t your hopes too high.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world, home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilization is divided into three pre-industrialized nations, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, and the Air Nomads, and one industrialized nation, the Fire Nation, capable of manufacturing various kinds of machines. Within each nation, an order of men and women called ‘Benders’ have the ability to manipulate their native element.
These Bending arts combine a certain style of martial arts and elemental mysticism. The Bending types are Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, and Airbending. In each generation, one person is capable of Bending all four elements; this is the Avatar, the spirit of the planet manifested in human form. When the Avatar dies, he or she is reincarnated into an unborn baby native in the next nation in the Avatar Cycle, which parallels the seasons: winter for water, spring for earth, summer for fire, and autumn for air.
While legend holds that the Avatar must master the elements in order, starting with their native element, this can sometimes be compromised when the situation requires it. Learning to bend the element opposite one’s native element is extremely difficult because opposing Bending arts are based on opposing fighting styles and doctrines.
If the synopsis is even remotely close to how the show will follow the course, it looks like it will be similar to the animated series.
To date, Netflix has neither confirmed nor denied anything about the show. All we Avatar fans can do is wait and see how things go from here.
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