Symbol Studios will make content dependent on the universe of ATLA and The Legend of Korra.
At the point when the world required it the most, the Avatarverse has returned.
Nickelodeon is dispatching Avatar Studios, another division to make unique substance crossing vivified arrangement and motion pictures dependent on the universe of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Unique makers and leader makers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will lead the studio as co-boss inventive officials.
The principal project is now arranged: an energized dramatic film set to start creation this year.
In a selective proclamation to EW, DiMartino and Konietzko communicated their energy to “develop our franchise and its storytelling on a vast scale, in myriad exciting ways and mediums.”
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since we created Avatar: The Last Airbender,” they said. “But even after all that time, there are still many stories and time periods in Aang’s world that we are eager to bring to life. We are fortunate to have an ever-growing community of passionate fans that enjoys exploring the Avatarverse as much as we do.”
“And with this new Avatar Studios venture we have an unparalleled opportunity to develop our franchise and its storytelling on a vast scale, in myriad exciting ways and mediums,” they continued.
“We are exceedingly grateful to Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins and president of Nickelodeon Animation Ramsey Naito for their enthusiasm and respect for the Avatar property and us as its stewards. From the start, they’ve supported our ambitious plans and created a positive, proactive environment for us.”
DiMartino and Konietzko closed, “We’re excited to be back at Nickelodeon where Avatar began, doing what we do best in the biggest way possible. We can’t wait to build the great teams and productions to make all of this fantasy a reality.”
ATLA, which ran on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, follows a youthful priest named Aang as he aces the four components and endeavors to save his isolated world from the merciless Fire Nation, with assistance from his companions.
The Emmy and Peabody-winning arrangement has been acclaimed for its narrating, world-building affected by Asian and Native societies, and treatment of hazier subjects like sexism and colonialism. It produced a spin-off, The Legend of Korra, just as various realistic books.
Both arrangement have delighted in a monstrous resurgence in the most recent year as they came to streaming stages.
In 2018, Netflix additionally stirred up fervor when it uncovered it was working with the makers on a rethought Avatar: The Last Airbender true to life arrangement. So fans were disillusioned when DiMartino and Konietzko reported their takeoff from the task in August, expressing they had failed to keep a grip on the arrangement’s “creative direction.”
Since the makers are helming Avatar Studios, fans have much more to anticipate.
The studio’s yield will make a big appearance on stages including Paramount+, membership video on-request administration; Nickelodeon’s own straight and computerized stages; and outsider stages and in theaters.