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Avatar Season 2 Gets New Showrunners

Avatar fans, hold onto your gliders! There’s been another switcheroo behind the scenes of the live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” on Netflix. Albert Kim, who took over after the original creators bounced, is stepping down as showrunner. But fret not, the future of Aang and the gang is safe as Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani are taking the helm for Avatar season 2 and 3.

Albert Kim Sets the Stage, Then Bows Out

Kim’s mission was to lay the groundwork for season 1, and now he’s ready to explore new adventures (and maybe a new studio and rumor has it he’s got a deal with Disney!). This live-action adaptation has faced high expectations from fans of the beloved animated show, and although Avatar season 1 wasn’t exactly a critical darling, Netflix is giving the series a fighting chance with a fresh showrunner team.

Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani: The New Airbenders in Charge

Boylan’s a seasoned pro with experience on shows like “Leverage” and “Once Upon a Time.” Raisani’s not new to the Avatar world either since he directed a couple of episodes in season 1 and worked on the visual effects. Together, they seem well-equipped to shepherd the rest of Aang’s journey.

While the critics might not have been blown away by season 1, audiences seem cautiously optimistic. Netflix must have seen promise too, because they fast-tracked Avatar Season 2 and 3. So, even with a change in showrunners, Aang’s quest to master the elements and restore balance to the world is far from over. Get ready for more bending battles, epic journeys, and hopefully, an even more faithful adaptation of the classic cartoon!

Season 1 of the live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” set the stage for Aang’s journey. While it wasn’t a critical hit, it did introduce audiences to a new live-action Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Zuko. The first season covered Aang’s awakening from the iceberg and his initial adventures while rediscovering the world with Katara and Sokka.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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