Netflix confirms “missing” character for Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2

Jasmine Valentine
Toph in Avatar: The Last Airbender

While revealing Season 2 and 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Netflix seems to have also confirmed the appearance of a previously “missing” character.

It’s safe to say that opinion has largely been divided on the Netflix live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender since it was released back in February.

While the fandom turned on itself for being too “toxic,” others lambasted the remake for shying away from the original cartoon’s silliness and humor.

Regardless, Netflix has now announced future seasons of the show, almost immediately confirming the introduction of a so far “missing” character.

Netflix confirms “missing” character for Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2

While confirming plans for Seasons 2 and 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Netflix has inadvertently revealed that Toph – who wasn’t seen in Season 1 – will be introduced in future episodes.

On March 6, 2024, the streaming platform unveiled plans for both seasons simultaneously, taking to social media to share the news. In response to the post on X/Twitter, the official show account commented, “Huge day for Toph fans (me),” leading Netflix to reply, “TOPH LOADING.”

Unsurprisingly, the exchange sent fans into a frenzy, with opinion divided on whether the live-action adaptation will do the character justice.

“PLEASE DO TOPH RIGHT,” one fan pleaded, while another responded, “If you guys ruin Toph, nobody will forgive you. We want it with all the blind jokes or nothing!!”

Known for making jokes that possibly wouldn’t be deemed acceptable 20 years after the original, similar criticisms were made surrounding the decisions to remove Sokka’s sexist comments towards his sister Katara.

In contrast, Toph is an earthbending master who not only teaches Aang but joins him on his adventures. Toph’s upcoming inclusion is a pleasant surprise for many, but is certainly something both cast and crew members already saw coming.

Speaking to Dexerto, Uncle Iroh actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee explained: “We’re missing Toph, we need her. Hopefully, if we go another couple of seasons, it will be really lovely to add that final element to the Aang gang, as they’re known in fandom.”

Executive producer Jabbar Raisani shared the same sentiment with Dexerto, stating that Toph is who he is most excited to bring into the adaptation.

All eight episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 are available to stream on Netflix. Find even more amazing TV to stream this month here.

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