On December 14, 2022, the long-awaited Avatar: The Way of Water will finally premiere in cinemas. Other films are planned, but are now on shaky ground. The question almost inevitably arises as to whether and when Avatar could come up trumps in the form of an independent series. What are the chances for such a project? Director James Cameron has apparently already had similar thoughts.
Will there be an Avatar series?
In any case, due to the great popularity of Avatar and the current hype, it wouldn’t be completely unreasonable to think about an independent series. The setting around the planet Pandora and all the characters should offer enough material for such a project. But as James Cameron explained in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the odds for an Avatar series are slim, at least in the near future.
“The problem with these CG characters is that they’re so expensive and time-consuming, so they don’t work on TV. Come back with this idea in 10 years, with lots of deep machine learning. We really hope that we can do that over time We may eventually get a TV format like that, but I’m not really interested in that at the moment.”
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Accordingly, James Cameron does not categorically rule out a series project around Avatar. However, with the current means, he sees no way to be able to realize such a project within an acceptable framework. The production costs for Avatar: The Way of Water alone were immensely high, a series should move in similar spheres. However, with advancing technology such as deep machine learning, new and, above all, more cost-effective options could arise in the next few years.
What: The Hollywood Reporter