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Avatar: The Last Airbender Writer To Premiere New Show On Netflix: Here’s What It’s About

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A writer and director for "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Futurama" will have a new animated series on Netflix soon. At this rate, the streaming service might be the next big hub for animated shows.  ( See What's Next | Twitter )

Netflix doesn't show any sign of slowing down, it seems. Just a month before it debuts a new original series by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, the streaming service has announced that it's got another show coming up, also from someone involved in a highly acclaimed show.

That someone is screenwriter Aaron Ehasz, who was responsible for some of the most memorable episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Futurama. He's premiering his new show on Netflix at an unspecified date, called The Dragon Prince.

The Dragon Prince Story

The news comes from the official Twitter account See What's Next, billed as "News about Netflix by Netflix from inside Netflix." The Dragon Prince will be about two princes who form an unlikely bond with the elf assassin sent to kill them.

Ehasz served as a writer for Futurama for a long period, both during its original run on Fox and its subsequent revival on Comedy Central in 2009. In between his duties at Futurama, he also served as the head writer and co-executive producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Nickelodeon, the ultra-popular animated series about a young boy destined to save the world by mastering the four elements: air, fire, water, and earth.

The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan adapted the show into a live-action film in 2010, but it was remarkably loathed by fans of the original material. The series remains highly respected, however, and it was even spun off into a four-season follow up, The Legend of Korra, in 2012.

Like all the aforementioned shows, The Dragon Prince won't be a solo undertaking. Serving as co-creator is Justin Richmond, who was a game developer on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and game director on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Giancarlo Volpe, a frequent director on Avatar: The Last Airbender, will serve as executive director.

The Dragon Prince Premiere Date?

Given the people involved, The Dragon Prince certainly sounds promising. Judging by Ehasz's approach to story, it appears the show won't skimp on the little details that take a story to the next level.

"All the details, nuance, and things you build into a story and characters? There may be people who don't appreciate it, but there are so many out there who do and are paying attention," he said in an interview with Polygon last year.

No word yet on when The Dragon Prince might premiere, but make sure to check back with Tech Times as we learn more.

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