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ABC to Air “Avatar: The Deep Dive, A Special Edition of 20/20” December 13, 2022

Avatar: The Deep Dive, A Special Edition of 20/20

ABC has announced “Avatar: The Deep Dive, A Special Edition of 20/20,” a new primetime special edition of the news magazine, will air on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

About the Show

This new primetime special edition of 20/20 features exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the powerhouse film franchise through the eyes of legendary director James Cameron, producer Jon Landau, casting director Margery Simkin and more.

The one-hour special also includes interviews with stars Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Zoe Saldana, and Stephen Lang, who describe their experiences working with Cameron and the signature motion-capture technology.

In a revealing interview with ABC News contributor Chris Connelly, Cameron recounts the world’s reaction to the first-of-its-kind film Avatar more than a decade ago, his challenges making the highly anticipated sequel, “Avatar: The Way of the Water,” and his plans for three additional installments.

Winslet, an Academy Award winner, talks about her long-awaited reunion with the director, who she worked with on “Titanic,” and why she was eager to join the project, playing one of the leaders of an undersea Pandora clan.

Weaver, who is returning as a new adolescent character, explains how it felt to play one of the youngest characters in the sequel and how she tapped into her own childhood for the role.

In rare behind-the-scenes footage, the cast is seen undergoing months of intensive free-diving training with renowned free-diving expert Kirk Krack to give full underwater performances. Word is Winslet was a natural.

The program also introduces the next generation of actors joining the Avatar world, including Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Jack Champion and Trinity Bliss, who open up about joining the legendary franchise.

The special will also preview the upcoming sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which is in theaters worldwide on Friday, December 16th.

Avatar: The Way of Water

When to Watch

“Avatar: The Deep Dive, A Special Edition of 20/20” airs Tuesday, December 13th at 10pm EST on ABC.

It will also be available for streaming the next day on Hulu, and on Disney+ in the near future.