The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Its story centers on a monk named Aang, who as the Avatar can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire. However, 15 years later, the popular series is seeing new life.
Netflix added the show to its platform in May, and within the first week it became the number one most-watched program on the service. Its revived popularity has not slowed down, and in July, the animation has now broken an unprecedented record.
Avatar breaks Netflix record
Old and new fans have been re-discovering Avatar since its addition to Netflix in May. The animation has been such a smash hit on the service that in June, they added an HD version of the series for the first time.
In July, Avatar’s continued popularity has led the Nickelodeon show to break a major record on the platform. According to reports, The Last Airbender has now been in the top 10 for more days than any other series.
At the time of writing, the Last Airbender has now been in the top chart for 60 days in a row. The previous record holder was the 2017 live-action drama ‘Ozark’ starring Hollywood star Jason Bateman, which had been a top ranking show for over 57 days.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender – 60 days
- Ozark – 57 days
- Outer Banks – 51 days
- Tiger King – 50 days
- All American – 42 days
- Love is Blind – 39 days
- Space Force – 34 days
- Dead to Me – 32 days
- 13 Reasons Why – 27 days
- Money Heist – 24 days
The Last Airbender’s record-breaking numbers is great news for Netflix, as the streaming company has announced that they are bringing the animation life in the form of a live-action remake.
The upcoming show is even being helmed by series creator’s Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. For everything we know so far about the wildly anticipated project, check out our guide here.