I’ve been MIA for a while now as I’ve been working on my book (details to come in the near future) but I had to take a break to talk about this colossal fail! How in God’s name do you have a creative disagreement with Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators, the actual creators of the bloody show in the first place? How?
Bruh, the one faith, the one solid reason I had faith in this live-action adaptation just went out the window. How in the hell does Netflix end up having creative differences with the actual creators of the show itself? Someone make it make sense! Yeah, I’m not gonna lie, I might just outright skip this whole series! I can’t allow myself to see something that the creators themselves had to come out and basically say, “whatever you see, it ain’t us”, that shit’s wild to me”
Here’s what they had to say in case you didn’t see it:
I also sought wisdom from Stoic philosophers who were big on differentiating between what is within our control and what isn’t. I realized I couldn’t control the creative direction of the series, but I could control how I responded. 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.
And who knows? Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It might turn out to be a show many of you end up enjoying. But what I can be certain about is that whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan and I had envisioned or intended to make.
My faith in this live-action adaptation has all but vanished! And I had high hopes for this live-action. I guess all I can do now is wish it luck!