Avatar is an upcoming Fanfic Channel series, based on Avatar: The Last Airbender. First announced on December 12, 2014, during Fanfic Channel's Upfront, Avatar is a modern retelling of benders in the twenty-first century. The series started its production early August 2014 and has then been filming. Fanfic Channel has ordered 24 episodes for the series, which is expected to premiere in the Winter of 2015, along with other shows.
On December 20, 2014, it was confirmed that for the series, the Avatar will be a water bender. Co-creator of the series, Grayson Recker, also confirmed that the Avatar will have mastered all four elements prior to the start of the series. Recker also confirmed that the Avatar will be both crossing the world of the Avatar series as well as the modern world. According to the creators, the series is not related to the original Avatar, but it will be a modern version, in which many of the aspects of the original show will be changed.
Unlike the original, Avatar will be a live-action series. The series officially premiered on January 23, 2015, garnering a total of 9.21 million US viewers. On May 16, 2015, Fanfic announced that it has reduced the episode count for season one from 24 episodes to 16 episodes.
A portal opens in the heart of National City which traps Team Avatar in a different world. With Avatar Terno and his team stuck in a new world of technology and modern lifestyle, they must protect their new world in order to bring back the balance and reopen the portal, as evil forces threatens it.
Cast and Characters
Main Cast and Characters
- Anjo Damiles as Terno
- Bella Thorne as Clarisse Corelle
- Peter Adrian Sudarso as Fendo
- Freya Mavor as Mala
- James Gaisford as Jahn
- Cody Christian as Kris Leroy
Recurring Cast and Characters
Casting started early August and concluded mid September. The cast list has not been officially released by Fanfic Channel, but it was confirmed by Aaron Moon that Peter Adrian Sudarso and Anjo Damiles, will star in the series. Damiles is set to play the Avatar in the series.
On January 6, 2015, James Gaisford was cast as an earth bender that accompanies the Avatar in his adventures.