Today, we have learned about the entire writer’s room that helped work on Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series. According to WGA West, showrunner Albert Kim, alongside original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konitezko, penned Episode 1 of the series.
Joshua Hale Fialkov (Young Justice, The Code) wrote Episode 2.
Christine Boylan (Cloak & Dagger, The Punisher) wrote Episode 3.
Keely MacDonald (Sleepy Hollow, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) wrote Episode 4
Gabriel Llanas (Supergirl, National Treasure: Edge of History) wrote Episode 5.
Emily Kim (Quantum Leap), Hunter Ries and Bryan Konietzko wrote Episode 6.
Audrey Wong Kennedy (Horizon Zero Dawn, Silk: Spider Society) wrote Episode 7
Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) also wrote the finale, Episode 8.
We at Knight Edge Media were informed late last year that Albert Kim’s daughter and Marvel Comics writer Emily Kim did help pen a script for the show. Michael Goi (American Horror Story) directed episodes 1 & 2, Jabbar Raisani directed episodes 3 & 4, Roseanne Liang directed episodes 5 & 6, and Jet Wilkinson directed the two-part finale for episodes 7 & 8.
While speaking on his YouTube stream in March, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee tried to put fans’ worries to bed by stating, “The scripts felt right, as a fan. I think fans will be very happy with the aesthetic of the show, the tone of the show, and the writing of the show. And I think with the performances, when you have all those things, helping you out there. You can’t help but soar. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we come up with because it felt good doing it. And that’s with not seeing one bit of footage from it! As an actor, you get that gut feeling. Sometimes you know when a show is gonna need a little bit of help, and this wasn’t that. This felt right.”
Avatar: The Last Airbender will stream exclusively on Netflix
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