Who is in the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series? | The Sun
THE beloved cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender is finally becoming a live-action series.
Netflix has announced who will bring the iconic cartoon characters to life.
Who is in the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series?
Netflix announced the cast and crew for the Avatar: The Last Airbender reboot.
Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, and Dallas Liu have all been cast as season regulars.
Cormier will play 12-year-old protagonist Aang who happens to be the Avatar and is the master of all four elements, and the keeper of time.
Waterbender Katara will be played by Kiawentiio.
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Katara's confident and humorous older brother, Sokka, will be played by Ian Ousley.
Dallas Liu is Zuko, the crown prince of the fire nation, who is on an obsessive quest to capture the avatar.
The full cast for the Water Tribe, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Spirit World was released by Netflix on September 27, 2022.
New cast members include Star Trek's George Takei (the voice of Koh), Nathaniel Arcand (Chief Arnook) who appeared on Heartland and FBI: Most Wanted, C.S. Lee (Avatar Roku) from Dexter, François Chau (The Great Sage) from The Expanse and American Gigolo, and many others.
What has the executive producer said about the cast?
Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators of Avatar which first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, stepped away from the Netflix series in 2020.
DiMartino and Konietzko said they found they "couldn’t control the creative direction of the series," and therefore decided to remove themselves from the show.
However, in a letter to fans, DiMartino wrote: “Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It might turn out to be a show many of you end up enjoying.
“But what I can be certain about is that whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan and I had envisioned or intended to make.”
The live-action remake will be created by Albert Kim who is the showrunner, executive producer, and writer of the Netflix series.
Kim spoke about the importance of creating an authentic cast of Asian and Indigenous actors.
“A live-action version would establish a new benchmark in representation and bring in a whole new generation of fans,” Kim wrote.
“This was a chance to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as living, breathing people.
"Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in.”
When does Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series come out?
The live-action Avatar series began filming in November 2021 but reportedly will not be released until early 2023.
The working title for the reboot is Trade Winds.
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The original show aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005-2008.
A spin-off, The Legend of Korra, launched in 2014 and ran for four seasons.
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