Millennial Parents, the Live-Action Trailer for Netflix’s New Avatar: The Last Airbender Series is Now Out!
The beloved Nickelodeon franchise that many millennial parents grew up with just dropped its trailer for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series!
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a beloved animated series that many millennials grew up with. But from Uncle Iroh’s wise sayings to the characters’ unique developments, various remakes of the series often didn’t meet the fans’ expectations.
However, the fans—most of whom are millennials and parents—expressed approval for the cast of the latest version. With Netflix dropping the most recent trailer, however, excitement has reached an all-time high as they anticipate a true-to-story adaptation of the series.
What we know about Avatar: The Last Airbender
While franchises like Harry Potter and Wizards of Waverly Place showcased mysticism and the arcane from Western culture, Avatar: The Last Airbender offered the East’s perspective. Fusing the philosophies of martial arts and the beliefs of the elements and how they appear in everyday lives, Avatar: The Last Airbender earned its applause and credit for exploring more complex moralities—while remaining kid-friendly.
The story starts with a 12-year-old boy named Aang, who is the last of his kind to control air. Thrust with a responsibility to “restore balance to the world,” he first tries to run away from it before accepting it 100 years later after being freed by a waterbender—a person who could control water—Katara, and her brother, Sokka. Aang is then asked to master all four elements: air, earth, fire, and water, which would help him save the world.
But to save the world, he must defeat the one who threatens the balance: Firelord Ozai, the ruler of the Fire Nation—the land of the Firebenders (or the ones who could wield the element of fire.)
Because the animated series became a hit, the franchise produced comics and series that delved deeper into the lore. And although someone tried to produce a movie, it failed the fan’s expectations. But when Netflix dropped the trailer on their Facebook and YouTube, fans expressed their excitement and their hopes that the series would give justice to the animated one.
We’re hoping to catch it too, this coming 2024!
Those who grew up with this series found a father figure in Uncle Iroh—who lost his son in a time of war and became a father figure to one of the characters, Crown Prince Zuko. And if the Netflix series stays true to the animated one, there are a lot of parenting philosophies and lessons that we can learn from the characters.
Most of all, it’s a bonding moment for millennial parents and their kids. They can share a series that has shaped much of their thinking and beliefs to make them the adults they are today.
According to Netflix, Avatar: The Last Airbender will release on February 22, 2024.