Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Netflix Unveils Full Cast of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Live-Action Series

Fly High with the Full Cast of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

The new additions include Arden Cho, George Takei, Momona Tamada and more.

Long ago, four nations lived together in harmony. Now, the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and the Air Nomads are joining forces to welcome new faces to the cast of Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The upcoming live-action adaptation, based on the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, is described by showrunner Albert Kim as “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.”

Previously announced cast members include Gordon Cormier (Aang), Kiawentiio (Katara), Ian Ousley (Sokka), Dallas Liu (Zuko), Elizabeth Yu (Azula), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Iroh), Daniel Dae Kim (Fire Lord Ozai), Maria Zhang (Suki), Tamlyn Tomita (Yukari), Yvonne Chapman (Avatar Kyoshi) and Casey Camp-Horinek (Gran Gran). Now that a host of new actors has just been announced, you can learn more about the latest additions and their characters below.

Water Tribe

Amber Midthunder (she/her; Prey, Roswell) as Princess Yue:
The compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe.

A Martinez (he/him; Cowboy Bebop, Ambulance) as Pakku:
The veteran waterbending master of the Northern Water Tribe and a fierce defender of their traditions.

Irene Bedard (she/her; Pocahontas, The Stand) as Yagoda:
An empathetic healer who serves as a role model for her tribe’s female waterbenders. 

Joel Oulette (he/him; Trickster, Ruby and the Well) as Hahn:
A strong and skilled warrior with an unwavering loyalty to his tribe. 

Nathaniel Arcand (he/him; Heartland, FBI: Most Wanted) as Chief Arnook:
Father to Princess Yue and the respected leader of their tribe.

Meegwun Fairbrother (he/him; Burden of Truth, Mohawk Girls) as Avatar Kuruk:
A previous Avatar with a haunted past. 

Earth Kingdom

Arden Cho (she/her; Partner Track) as June:
A tough and persistent bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency. 

Utkarsh Ambudkar (he/him; Ghosts, World’s Best) as King Bumi:
The ancient and mercurial ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu.

Danny Pudi (he/him; Mythic Quest, Corner Office) as the Mechanist:
An eccentric inventor and engineer who’s doing his best to raise his son in a war-torn world. 

Lucian-River Chauhan (he/him, Encounter, Heartland) as Teo:
The idealistic and high-flying son of the Mechanist.

James Sie (he/him; Stillwater, Avatar: The Last Airbender) as the Cabbage Merchant:
A long-suffering vegetable vendor in Omashu. 

Fire Nation

Momona Tamada (she/her; Secret Headquarters, One: Thunder God’s Tale) as Ty Lee:
An energetic and upbeat teen and one of Princess Azula’s best friends. 

Thalia Tran (she/her; Raya and the Last Dragon, Little) as Mai:
An unflappable and deadpan teen who, along with Ty Lee, is one of Princess Azula’s closest allies.

Ruy Iskandar (he/him; Yes Day, Benders) as Lt. Jee:
The first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship. 

Hiro Kanagawa (he/him; Altered Carbon, The Man in the High Castle) as Fire Lord Sozin:
The ruthless and ambitious previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai.

C.S. Lee (he/him; Dexter, Warrior) as Avatar Roku:
A wise and benevolent past Avatar from the Fire Nation.  

Fran├žois Chau (he/him; The Expanse, American Gigolo) as The Great Sage:
The venerated spiritual leader of the Fire Nation and guardian of Avatar Roku’s shrine. 

Ryan Mah (he/him; The Good Doctor, Snowpiercer) as Lt. Dang:
Commander Zhao’s second-in-command. 

Spirit World

George Takei (he/him; Star Trek, Resident Alien, Supah Ninjas) as the voice of Koh:
An ancient, predatory spirit.

Randall Duk Kim (he/him; Kung Fu Panda, John Wick) as the voice of Wan Shi Tong:
Appears in the form of a giant owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge.

Netflix's live-action isn't the only Avatar project in the works: Avatar Studios is developing three animated Avatar films, and the first of which will focus on Avatar Aang and his friends.

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Originally published: September 27, 2022 at 20:24 BST.

Original source: Tudum; H/T: Entertainment Weekly, SuperheroHype.

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