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Avatar: The Last Airbender is changing models once again

Avatar: The Last Airbender is changing models once again

Avatar: The Last Airbender It heads into its second season with a third showrunner at the helm.

Showrunner Albert Kim, who replaced creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will also direct from the live-action Netflix series. Co-executive producer Christine Boylan and executive producer Jabbar Raisani — both hired by Kim — will serve as the drama's third showrunner for the previously announced second and third seasons.

Sources say Kim's intention was to lay the groundwork for the first season Avatar: The Last Airbender After interference from the creators of the beloved franchise. Given the long time in the making of the series — Netflix ordered it in 2018, the creators left in late 2020 and the show doesn't debut until February 2024 — sources say Kim was ready to move on to new opportunities.

Kim, whose biography includes Sleepy Hollow And impact, He will still be credited as an executive producer on Avatar: The Last Airbender It is expected that he will sign a development contract with Disney Television. Kim, who will develop new Disney projects after his contract with Netflix ends, will join the Disney+ series Percy Jackson as executive producer alongside John Steinberg, Dan Schutz, and Craig Silverstein, the latter of whom worked with him at The CW. Nikita. (Disney representatives declined to comment.)

For her part, Boylan's credits include Influence, Castle, Once Upon a Time, The Punisher And recently, poker face And fort. The producer and playwright was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award as part of the team behind Peacock's Poker Face. She is a graduate of the WGA's Showrunner Training Program, the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and has written comics for Marvel, DC and more.

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Raisani exec produced the first season and also served as director for episodes three and four as well as visual effects supervisor. The show stars Gordon Cormier, Kyawentio, Ian Owsley, Dallas Liu, and Ken Leung with Paul Sun Hyung Lee and Daniel Dae Kim. Executive producers include Kim, Raisani, Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore on behalf of Rideback and Michael Goi.

Netflix Avatar: The Last Airbender It was released to high expectations from fanatic fans of the original anime show. Critics have been less kind, with the show currently holding a 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes with audiences finding the show slightly more favorable (74 percent). THR Television critic Angie Hahn said in her review that the live-action remake was a “huge disappointment.”

Netflix renewed the show immediately after its debut for two additional seasons A: TLA It ends with its third and final season, as it follows the path of the original film.