‘Avatar’ to Make Broadcast Debut Ahead of ‘Way of Water’ Release

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission.James Cameron’s original “Avatar” will make its broadcast debut this weekend ahead of the debut of its sequel “The Way of Water,” which hits theaters Dec.

16.The 2009 film, which remains the highest-grossing film of all time unadjusted for inflation, will air on ABC on Dec.

11 at 7 p.m.


It will also air on FX on Dec.

15 and 18, followed by Freeform on Dec.


The film was also made available to stream on Disney+ last month ahead of the anticipated sequel.The original “Avatar” is considered a pioneer in the world of technical production, using 3D motion capture animation and CGI to create a photorealistic world on a scale that no other film had mounted at the time.

Although Cameron began working on the film in the ’90s,

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