Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are no longer involved in the series’ planned live-action adaptation at Netflix.
“Many of you have asked me to update on the Netflix live-action Netflix series ‘Avatar’,” DiMartino wrote in an open letter on his website early Wednesday morning. “I could finally say. to you that I am no longer involved in the project. In June of this year, after two years of development work, Bryan Konietzko and I made the difficult decision to leave the production.
DiMartino went on to say that when he and Konietzko first signed on to make the series Netflix pledged to work with them on their vision for the show. “Unfortunately, things didn̵7;t go as we expected,” he wrote.
“Look, everything happened. He continued. “Unforeseen events arise. Plans must change. And when those things have happened at other times in my career, I will try to be like an Air Nomad and adapt. I do my best to follow the flow, no matter what obstacles get in my way. But even an Air Nomad knows when it’s time to cut losses and move on. “
He also assured fans that he is still participating in the “Avatar” universe, which has received new attention since “The Last Airbender” became available on Netflix, with “Legend of Korra” coming to this week.
“And who knows? Netflix’s live-action Avatar adaptation has good potential,” he wrote. “It could be a performance that many of you will enjoy. But I can be sure. is whatever version ends up on screen, it won’t be what Bryan and I envision or plan to do. ”
He ended by quoting the show’s character Iroh, who said, “Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but as long as you keep moving you will come to a better place.
Netflix did not immediately respond Diversityrequest for comment.
The live-action version of the popular animated series Nickelodeon was first ordered at Netflix in September 2018. The animated version aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from February 2005 to July 2008. The film has received considerable acclaim throughout its release, receiving numerous Annie Awards, Genesis Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Peabody Awards. The sequel, “Legend of Korra,” aired for four seasons from 2012-2014.