Netflix has once again refreshed its Top 10 in the United States, and now it’s a series remake that has become the most-watched among users. Avatar: The Last Airbender is not just a trend; it has given a new shape to the classic.

Even though the live-action is based on the creation of Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko for Nickelodeon, the new series does not attempt to copy the original but has its own tone, humor and emotional complexity.

Throughout the plot, nuances in the characters are explored, demonstrating that even the villains have complexities and motivations. As expected, it is currently the production that tops the ranking just one day after its release.

Avatar: The Last Airbender ranked No. 1 on Netflix US

Avatar: The Last Airbender is the new most-watched series on Netflix in the United States, all thanks to the hype surrounding this recent live-action version of the animated classic originated by Nickelodeon.

According to the specialized site Flix Patrol, the title has become the most chosen original production just one day after its release on the platform, surpassing the reality show Love Is Blind and the documentary Can I Tell You a Secret?

The new trend on the platform is based on the TV show that originally aired on the kids’ channel from 2005 to 2008. Not only did it become a classic, but it also gained global recognition for various reasons.

Its mature narrative, complex characters, and elaborate fantasy world are some of them. Now, Gordon Cormier takes on the lead role of Aang in the live-action, with Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley and Dallas Liu accompanying him.

Albert Kim‘s creation focuses on the adventures of Aang and his friends, who strive to save the world by defeating the Fire Nation. However, chaos and the use of elements escalate rapidly.

The series introduces a unique magic system where certain individuals, known as benders, can control one of the four elements. Aang, as the Avatar, possesses the unique ability to master all four elements.

How successful was Avatar: The Last Airbender?

The original version of Avatar: The Last Airbender was hugely successful both in terms of critical acclaim and viewership. Several factors have made it one of the best-animated series of recent years within the fantasy genre, including:

  • It tackled mature and complex themes, appealing to a broader audience than just children. The depth of the story and exploration of themes such as war, friendship, redemption, and the balance between good and evil made it appealing to all ages.
  • The characters were well-developed and had complex character arcs. The audience connected with Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko and others due to their characteristics and evolution throughout the series.
  • The world of “Avatar” was richly detailed and filled with different cultures, nations, and magical elements. This provided a fascinating backdrop for the story and captured the imagination of viewers on a massive scale.

Although it concluded in 2008, it has maintained its relevance and developed a cult status. The arrival of the title on streaming platforms like Netflix has introduced the series to new generations of viewers.