Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2: Cast, Latest News, and Everything Else to Know

The show's leadership is changing ahead of its next two seasons

Kat Moon

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1. Read at your own risk!]

Not long after Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender released, it soared to the top of the streamer's TV lists. According to Netflix, the live-action adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon series recorded 41.1M views in its first 11 days. Roughly two weeks after the show's premiere, the streamer announced the news that all Benders were waiting for: Gordon Cormier's Aang — and his friends and enemies — will be returning for a second and third season.

In addition to Cormier, the live-action adaptation stars Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko. Of course, we can't forget Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, who, along with Elizabeth Yu's Azula, is introduced earlier in Netflix's version of the story. The first season was helmed by Albert Kim, who was introduced to the 2005 animated series through his daughter.

Like in the original, Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender follows Aang, the avatar who possesses the unique ability to "bend" all four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. He is the key to saving the world from the Fire Nation's domination, a responsibility Aang struggles with since he is literally a child. He was also frozen in an iceberg for 100 years, and missed the Fire Nation starting a war against the the Earth Kingdom, the Water Tribe, and his own people, the Air Nomads.

Netflix officially renewed Avatar: The Last Airbender for Seasons 2 and 3 on March 6. And it sounds like the plan is for Season 3 to be the last for the live-action series. In a statement, the streamer said, "The live-action reimagining of the beloved animated series will return with a second and third season to conclude the epic story as the four nations unite — Water. Earth. Fire. Air. — to bring The Legend of Aang to its proper conclusion." Netflix also stated that "episode counts and details for Seasons 2 and 3 will be shared at a later date." 

The finale of Season 1 — as well as the original animated series — offers a blueprint for where the adaptation can go next. Here's everything we know so far.

What's New on Netflix

Gordon Cormier, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Gordon Cormier, Avatar: The Last Airbender


Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 latest news

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender will have new showrunners for the upcoming seasons. On April 4, Variety reported that Albert Kim, the showrunner of the first season, is stepping down from his role. According to Variety, "Kim wanted to explore new opportunities following the multi-year development process on Last Airbender and has signed a deal with Disney to work as an executive producer on the Percy Jackson series while also developing new projects for that company." 

Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani are going to lead the series going forward. Boylan was a co-executive producer on Avatar's first season, and Raisani was an executive producer, director, and VFX supervisor.

Physical: 100 Season 2 Winner Opens Up About Devastating Car Accident in 2021: 'I Thought I Might Never Walk Again'

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 ending

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender ended its first season with two crucial scenes. One was Azula's conquering of Omashu, which showrunner Kim called "the true ending of the story" for this first part. "To me, the bookends of the season were Fire Lord Sozin's attack on the Southern Air Temple, which was a result of misdirection: He tells the world he's going after the Earth Kingdom, and instead he goes after the Southern Air Temple," Kim told TV Guide. "And then the same thing happens at the end of our season, which is Fire Lord Ozai uses misdirection to conquer Omashu."

That scene was followed by the Great Sage telling Ozai about the return of Sozin's Comet. "I don't think that final scene was in mind from the beginning, it came about a little bit later," Kim explained in the same interview. "In fact, I always intended it to be one of those Marvel after-credits scenes. If you saw it, cool. If you didn't, it didn't detract from your sense of the story." Kim added that fans of the original series know that Sozin's Comet is like "the ticking clock" — its return means the enhancement of Firebenders' power. "We set it up almost like a little bit of an Easter egg at the very end. That is the threat," Kim said. "But we don't give a specific timeframe to it."

Physical: 100 Season 2 Producer Says 'Really Muscular Characters' Advancing May Have Overshadowed Other Traits

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 cast

We are expecting the stars for Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 to return for the continuation of the live-action. They include:

  • Gordon Cormier as Aang
  • Kiawentiio as Katara
  • Ian Ousley as Sokka
  • Dallas Liu as Zuko
  • Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh
  • Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai
  • Elizabeth Yu as Azula

How to watch Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1

All episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 are available to stream on Netflix.