To the Shocking creator’s of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender ‘ Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have decided to leave the Netflix live-action series as reported.
“Many of you have been asking me for updates about the Avatar live-action Netflix series. I can finally tell you that I am no longer involved with the project,” DiMartino wrote.
“In June of this year, after two years of development work, Bryan Konietzko and I made the difficult decision to leave the production.” DiMartino wrote in an open letter on his website early Wednesday morning.
Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who came together onboard as executive producers in 2018, announced their departure from the live-action series due to creative difference over the show
DiMartino went on to say that when he and Konietzko first signed on to make the series Netflix was committed to working with them on their vision for the show. “Unfortunately, things did not go as we had hoped,” he wrote.
“Unforeseen events arise. Plans have to change. And when those things have happened at other points during my career, I try to be like an Air Nomad and adapt. I do my best to go with the flow, no matter what obstacle is put in my way. He realised that he “couldn’t control the creative direction of the series”.
“So, I chose to leave the project. It was the hardest professional decision I’ve ever had to make, and certainly not one that I took lightly, but it was necessary for my happiness and creative integrity,” he added.
He does assured fans that he is still involved in the “Avatar” universe, which has seen popularity since “The Last Airbender” became available on Netflix, with “Legend of Korra” set to join it this week.
In 2018, Netflix announced its plans to produce a live-action reboot of the series. The duo of DiMartino and Konietzko created the original animated series of Avatar: The Last Airbender for Nickelodeon in 2005, winning several awards and reaching the popularity charts.