Avatar: The Last Airbender star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee confirms that season 1 of Netflix’s live-action adaptation will consist of eight episodes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee has confirmed the official number of episodes for the upcoming live-action Netflix series.
During an interview about Handsome Genius Club Radio Show podcast, Lee revealed that the first season of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar would consist of eight hour-long episodes, contradicting previous reports that the season would run in 10 episodes.
With eight episodes running at 60 minutes each, Netflix’s Avatar Season 1 will have a total playing time of 480 minutes. Interestingly, it is exactly the same driving time as First book: Waterthe first season of Nickelodeon’s original Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series, which ran in 20 episodes of 24 minutes each.
At Netflix AvatarLee is meant to portray the character of Uncle Iroh, who became famously pronounced by the late, great Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) in the first two seasons (First book: Water and Second book: The Earth) of the original Nickelodeon animated series. Greg Baldwin later took over the role for the show’s third and final season (Book three: Fire).
Avatar: The Last Airbender was originally aired on Nickelodeon in a total of 61 episodes from 2005 to 2008. The series was met with critical acclaim and has a strong fanbase to this day. That said, a notoriously reviled film adaptation, just with the title The last air conditionerappeared in cinemas in 2010.
The original Avatar cartoons were later followed by a sequel titled Legend of Korrawhich aired in 52 episodes spanning four seasons from 2012 to 2014. The first two seasons of Once posted on Nickelodeon. Season 3 aired its first eight episodes on Nickelodeon before jumping to Nick.com for the final five. Nick.com was home to the fourth and final season of the entire series.
In 2018, Netflix announced a live-action series adaptation of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender. According to Avatar news, the series is currently in its fourth month of filming in Vancouver. Production is expected to last a total of six months, which means that the cast and crew have passed halfway.
In addition to Lee as Iroh, Netflix’s live action Avatar the series has Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio Tarbell as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Maria Zhang as Suki, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari and Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran. The first season will reportedly also feature the characters Mai and Ty Lee, although there is currently no casting information available about the two.
Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 does not currently have a release date.
Source: Handsome Genius Club Radio Showvia Avatar news
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