Netflix hypes ‘The Last Airbender,’ ‘One Piece’ at starry fan event

Celebrities joined Netflix to give audiences first looks at some planned and upcoming projects. The event, Tudum, was live-streamed from Sao Paolo, Brazil.

FILE - The Netflix logo is displayed on the company’s website, Feb. 2, 2023, in New York. Netflix gave audiences first looks at some planned and upcoming projects including “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “One Piece” and the third season of “Bridgerton” at a fan event on Saturday, June 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) ORG XMIT: NYSS601

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Netflix gave audiences first looks at some planned and upcoming projects, including “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “One Piece” and the third season of “Bridgerton” at a fan event on Saturday.

The event, called “Tudum,” was live-streamed from São Paulo, Brazil with the participation of celebrities Kevin Hart, Chris Hemsworth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Boyega and Gal Gadot.

The streamer announced the addition of Linda Hamilton to the “Stranger Things” season 5 cast, a third “Extraction” movie and more of the cast for “Squid Game” season two, including Yim Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Sung-hoon and Yang Dong-guen. They will join returning cast Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-Hun, Wi Ha-jun and Gong Yoo.

Lily Collins also teased some details about the fourth season of “Emily in Paris,” which she said will bring her ex-pat to Rome.

The live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is one of the most eagerly anticipated series in the bunch. It stars Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko, who were seen in their character costumes for the first time.

Another series that had people talking was “One Piece,” a live-action pirate adventure based on the popular manga, which is wrapped and due for its premiere Aug. 31.

But specific release dates for many are still to be determined as the Hollywood Writers’ Strike continues and uncertainty looms about whether actors will be joining the picket lines after their SAG-AFTRA contract expires June 30. Netflix is one of the studios represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (or AMPTP), the bargaining arm negotiating with the major guilds over issues such as residuals, minimum pay and the use of artificial intelligence.

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