Sunday, June 18, 2023

Netflix Unveils First Look at 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Live-Action Cast

Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series is set to premiere on the streaming service in 2024, and to celebrate, Netflix today (June 17) unveiled a first look at some of the cast of the all-new show during the streamer's TUDUM event in Brazil!

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender logo

During Netflix's special TUDUM event this year, Avatar: The Last Airbender finally showed off the first look at what fans can expect to see from this new live-action take on the franchise. It's still going to be a while before we get to see the entire thing in action, however, as Avatar: The Last Airbender will be coming to Netflix in 2024. There's not a more concrete release date outside of the 2024 release window at the moment, but you can check out the core four members of the cast with the first images below: 

Aang in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender

Katara in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender

Sokka in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender

Prince Zuko in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar Aang

Katara

Sokka

Prince Zuko

The first look at the characters were introduced by Gordon Cormier, Ian Ousley, Kiawentiio, and Dallas Liu, who portray Aang, Sokka, Katara and Zuko on the show, respectively. During the event, the cast revealed details about the series, confirming that Appa, Aang's trusty sky bison, will be in the series - and that the model of Appa used during filming had no face. Kiawentiio revealed that she can't wait for episode five to be released, and Ian revealed how thrilled he was to first unsheathe Sokka's boomerang. 

What to Know for Avatar: The Last Airbender Live-Action Series on Netflix

Avatar: The Last Airbender will be streaming its live-action series with Netflix in 2024. Albert Kim serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer with Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, Roseanne Liang, and Michael Goi signed on as executive producers. The Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series stars the likes of Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai. The extended supporting cast announced thus far as includes Maria Zhang as Suki, Paul Sun-Hyung as Uncle Iroh, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Momona Tamada as Ty Lee, Thalia Tran as Mei, Lim Kay Siu as Monk Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, and Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue.

More of the extended cast includes Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran, Arden Cho as June, A Martinez as Master Pakku, Nathaniel Arcand as Chied Arnook, Meegwun Fairbrother as Avatar Kuruk, Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi, Danny Pudi as The Mechanist, Lucian-River Chauhan as Teo, Ruy Iskandar as Lt. Jee, Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin, C.S. Lee as Avatar Roku, Fran├žois Chau as The Great Sage, Ryan Mah as Lt. Dang, Randall Duk Kim as Wong Shi Tong, and George Takei as Koh, the Face Stealer.

Netflix first announced that a new live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender was in the works way back in 2018, but unfortunately there were some big changes going on behind the scenes in the time sense. Originally announced with the involvement of original Avatar: The Last Airbender series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, it was soon revealed that the creators left the series due to creative differences.

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Original source: ComicBook.com; Additional source: Discussing Film; Special thanks to @KeydalisColo.

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