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Showrunner Albert Kim Steps Down from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani will now executive producer the Netflix series through its second and third seasons, while Kim will remain as an executive producer.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 developer and showrunner Albert Kim has stepped down from his leadership role on the series, according to Variety. Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani will now executive producer the series through its second and third seasons; Kim will remain as an executive producer.

Avatar is a live-action reimagining of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series that follows Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements (Water, Earth, Fire, Air) to restore balance in a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation.

Gordon Cormier (Lost in Space, The Stand) is Aang, the Last Airbender himself; Kiawentiio (Beans, Anne with an E) is Katara, Aang’s water-bending protégé and friend; Ian Ousley (13 Reasons Why, Physical) is Sokka, Katara’s sarcastic brother; and Dallas Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, PEN15) is Zuko, the fiery prince in exile.

Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin), Lindsey Liberatore (Walker), and Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story) executive produce, with Goi, Roseanne Liang and Jabbar Raisani also warming the director’s seat.

The elemental VFX are created by BarnstormVFX, BigHugFX, Clear Angle Studios, Dimension Studios, DNEG, Image Engine, Pixomondo, Rodeo FX, Scanline VFX, Spin VFX, The Third Floor, and Track VFX.

In case you missed it, head over to Netflix and watch Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, now streaming globally.

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