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Special Airings of ‘Avatar’ to Happen on ABC, FX, and Freeform Starting This Weekend

In celebration of Disney’s highly anticipated return to Pandora, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” special airings of the original “Avatar” will occur on ABC, FX, and Freeform starting this weekend.

The Details

To promote the release of the new film, The Walt Disney Company will offer viewers several opportunities to experience its innovative predecessor, “Avatar,” throughout the month of December across its broadcast platforms ABC, FX and Freeform.

“Avatar” takes us to the amazing world of Pandora, where a man embarks on an epic journey of adventure and love, ultimately fighting to save the unique place he has learned to call home.

James Cameron, the Oscar®-winning director behind the film series, delivers an immersive cinematic experience, where revolutionary technology meets engaging characters in a timeless, emotional story.

The new sequel is set more than a decade after the events of the first film, and begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure.

Since the new movie hits theaters worldwide December 16, 2022, these airings of the original film are a great way to get reacquainted with the world of Pandora.


Where to Watch

Here is the schedule of upcoming “Avatar” airings:

Sunday, Dec. 11, 7-10:30pm EST/PST
(this is the network broadcast debut of the film with a TV-14 rating)

Thursday, Dec. 15, 8-11:30pm EST/PST
Sunday, Dec. 18, 8-11:30pm EST/PST

Monday, Dec. 26, 7:30-11pm EST/PST

And of course it’s available to stream on Disney+ if you’d prefer to watch it unedited for time and on demand.

Will be watching any of these network airings of “Avatar”? Are you excited to see “Avatar: The Way of Water“? Let us know in the comments.