Netflix has confirmed three more cast members for its live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender adaptation, and they feature some of the leading talent from the Star Wars world on both the big and small screens.
While prior announcements focused on the main, young cast for the new Avatar series, we’ve now taken a look at some of the supporting cast—including tea-loving firebender Uncle Iroh, antagonist Commander Zhao, and Aang’s once-guardian Gyatso. ,
The role of Uncle Iroh is being played by Paul Sun-hyung Lee, an award-winning theater and film actor who starred as Captain Carson Teva on the Disney Plus show The Mandalorian.
Ken Leung, who starred as Admiral Statura in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will play Commander Zhao, a firebender antagonist in the original Avatar show on Nickelodeon.
Finally, Lim Ke Siu plays the airbender Gyatso, possibly to flashback scenes from Aang’s childhood.
The cast of Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender continues to grow. Meet the actors who will play Uncle Iroh, Gyatso and Commander Zhao. pic.twitter.com/w2vZhDeRPFNovember 16, 2021
We got confirmation of the main cast members in the first month, Young actor Gordon Cormier, who most recently starred in the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, will play Aang. The actress is playing the character of Katara in the show Kiaventio. Ian Osley plays Sokka, while Dallas Liu plays Zuko in the series.
The original series is about Sokka and Katara’s siblings who awaken Aang after a long sleep – they learn that he is an elemental being known as an Avatar, and one with world-dominated aspirations. His wind-bending ability is needed to help him defeat the evil faction. Fire Nation.
When can I watch Netflix shows?
We don’t have a set release date yet for the Avatar Netflix show — although with casting moving forward it’s likely that production is in its early stages, with shooting possibly taking place next year. We don’t expect it in 2022, so the 2023 window is our best bet for now.
It’s also worth noting, however, that the original creators of Avatar have since split with Netflix over creative differences — and have set up their own Avatar Studios production company to continue working on the IP. So if you’re desperate for more Avatar content, this live-action Netflix show won’t be the only thing to live up to your expectations. At least, it can’t be as bad as that 2010 movie, right?
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