Avatar: The Last Airbender Live-Action Netflix Series Casts Prey Star Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue
Prey is perhaps one of the biggest revelations in cinema this year, along with the prequel to the Predator franchise being hailed as a masterpiece. The slow burn and buildup of an exciting battle in the film was brilliant, and it was Amber Midthunder’s stunning performance in the film that carried these scenes.
Midthunder’s performance as Naru in the film surely earned her a prominent place in the industry for quite a while, and that spotlight has now led to her being cast in a live-action adaptation based on the movie. one of the most popular television shows of all time – Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Amber Midthunder to Play Princess Yue in Upcoming Live Avatar Series
Avatar: The Last Airbender was a groundbreaking show of its day when it first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, with most of its applause directed to the show tackling concepts rarely introduced in TV shows for younger generations.
To this day, the TV series is considered a cult classic, and multiple media publications naming it one of the greatest shows of all time only helps build its reputation.
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Now, Netflix has realized how beloved the TV series is and has set their sights on a live-action adaptation of the TV series.
Joining the cast of the Netflix adaptation will Prey star Amber Midthunder, who will play the role of Princess Yue. The other new cast member joining Midthunder will be Arden Cho as bounty hunter June.
It’s been quite a journey for Amber Midthunder finally getting the recognition she deserves after putting in stellar performances on TV shows like Legion and Roswell, New Mexico.
Hopefully, she can put on a brilliant performance as Princess Yue in the upcoming live-action TV series, regardless of Yue being a supporting character.
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Fans Are Rallying Against the Avatar Live-Action TV Series
Live-action adaptations of popular cartoons, anime, books, etc. have always been a mixed bag – with Dragon Ball: Evolution being a prime example of how NOT to do a live-action adaptation of a popular franchise.
Netflix is one of the main suspects when it comes to horrific live-action adaptations – the cowboy bebop tv series, the Death threat TV series etc. have built a bad reputation for the streaming service giant.
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Now with the new Avatar live-action adaptation in the works, fans of the cult classic TV show are all worried about what the series will take. Avatar fans also gave their thoughts on a live-action version of the anime series heard on Twitter-
Why Netflix and Disney are still pushing for the live-action adaptation? They always fail and they keep trying. The only good is the jungle book
—Carlos (@carlosfms2001) September 27, 2022
Keep them as they are-
Do we still need live adaptations in our time?
— 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰. (@Zzzackseid) September 27, 2022
This fan doesn’t trust Netflix-
See the cast: W
See ‘Netflix’: 😒
— King Kraven ✡️ (@kraven_hunts247) September 27, 2022
Louder for people in the back! –
When will they learn that we do NOT want live adaptations? pic.twitter.com/2YFEtqPNsb
— 𝕁𝕒𝕚𝕪𝕕𝕖𝕟✨ (@Jaiydenafk) September 27, 2022
In all honesty, he has a point-
I’ve watched the anime show multiple times, so what’s new about this live-action offering? We know what will happen, there will be no value or suspense, so why not give us new stories?
— Yahya Bouderbala 🇩🇿 (@YahyaDeeZy) September 27, 2022
Fans of the popular TV series can only cross their fingers in the hope that Netflix can pull something off with this live-action adaptation, no matter how many times Netflix has failed in its attempts.
Avatar: The Last Airbender does not have a fixed release date, but it will surely be released on Netflix.