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Netflix's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' faces another showrunner shift

New leadership for Netflix's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' as Albert Kim passes torch

By Web Desk
April 05, 2024
The Last Airbender sees handover from Kim to Boylan and Raisani.
The Last Airbender' sees handover from Kim to Boylan and Raisani.

The highly anticipated second season of Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender is undergoing yet another leadership transition, marking the departure of showrunner Albert Kim. 

Kim, who took over from creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, is stepping down from the live-action adaptation. 

Taking the reins for the upcoming seasons are co-executive producer Christine Boylan and executive producer Jabbar Raisani, both of whom were initially brought on board by Kim. 

Sources reveal that his primary objective was to establish the groundwork for the first season of the beloved franchise after assuming leadership. 

With the series' prolonged development timeline—from Netflix's initial order in 2018 to the creators' departure in late 2020 and the show's eventual debut in February 2024—Kim reportedly sees this as an opportune moment to pursue new ventures.

Albert is poised to embark on a new chapter with Disney's 20th Television, as he is to finalize a development deal. 

Meanwhile, Boylan, is set to take on a prominent role in Avatar as one of its new showrunners.