Avatar: The Last Airbender has officially broken this major Netflix record

Image: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Nickelodeon
Image: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Nickelodeon /

Despite being a 15-year-old show not made by Netflix, Avatar: The Last Airbender has broken a major record for the streaming service.

Well, it’s official: Avatar: The Last Airbender, a 15-year-old animated show from Nickelodeon, has been among the top 10 most-watched shows on Netflix for 58 straight days, the longest any show has gone yet.

Granted, Netflix only started to release its top 10 lists back in February of this year, but still, this is a big accomplishment for a show that Netflix didn’t have a hand in producing. Here’s the full list, from Forbes:

  1. Avatar: The Last Airbender: 58 days
  2. Ozark: 57 days
  3. Outer Banks: 51 days
  4. Tiger King: 50 days
  5. All American: 42 days
  6. Love is Blind: 39 days
  7. Space Force: 34 days
  8. Dead to Me: 32 days
  9. 13 Reasons Why: 27 days
  10. Money Heist: 24 days

Now, will The Last Airbender hold onto its place at the head of the pack when new seasons of shows like Stranger Things come out? I don’t know, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, this is great news for Netflix, which is mounting a live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender, with original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko on board to make sure the project doesn’t turn out like the last time someone tried to take this franchise live-action:

Now and forever: yikes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an epic fantasy story written with heart and care. It’s set in a world where select people have the ability to control, or “bend,” the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. While a lot of fantasy stories draw inspiration from medieval times, with knights and swords and castles and such, The Last Airbender has a lot of East Asian influences, which helps it stand out. The characters are likable, the magic system is dense without being intimidating, and the story has lots of thrilling hills and valleys. It’s just a great show, and I love that it’s being discovered by a new audience on Netflix. I’m kind of terrified they’re gonna tank the live-action version, but if they pull it off, we could see many more records being broken.

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h/t Forbes