If you were to go and make a list of some of the most beloved and impact animated series of the century so far, you can bet that for most, Avatar The Last Airbender would be either at the top or very near it. This was a series that came out of nowhere to make its mark and has created a fanbase and love that grows to this day. Even though its sequel series Legend of Korra had its major bumps and bruises (and an ending that is controversial to this day) it too is beloved. And many fans have wanted more ever since.
As was announced a while back, things are indeed going to pick up as Avatar Studios was born with the creators of the Avatar The Last Airbender franchise Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko heading it up. And during an episode of the Avatar-themed podcast “Braving The Elements” (starring the voices of Korra and Zuko) they outlined just how big their plans are:
Konietzko says that he and DiMartino have a “very ambitious, multi-tiered” plan to dig into “this big, rich, largely untapped history and future in the Avatar world.” Later, he followed up by saying that “Each of these projects [has] its own feeling, its own tone and look, so it will all feel true to the Avatar world, but they will all be very different expressions of it so it will really deepen it and expand it.”
DiMartino added, “We’re coming in now and we have unprecedented support from Nickelodeon, so it is the franchise, the shows and animated stuff, but also other stuff beyond, in publishing, and in podcasts like you’re doing and all that stuf. We have all the ideas and ideally we’re going to get to, over the years, explore all of them and get to make them, but it’ll take some time. If we make all this stuff, you guys will just be podcasting for about the next 20 years or so.”
So while it may take a while, Avatar fans indeed have much to look forward to.