Three years since Netflix first announced its plans for a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the streaming giant has finally revealed the core cast and creative team that will bring Nickelodeon’s acclaimed animated series to life.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Netflix’s Avatar is The Last Airbender Cast
- Gordon Cormier (The Stand: Lost in Space) is AangA twelve-year-old who is fearless and loves to have fun. He also happens to be the Avatar, the master of all four elements and the keeper of peace and balance in the world. A prodigy at airbending, Aang is a reluctant hero who struggles to balance his responsibilities with his playful and adventurous nature.
- Kiawentiio is Katara (Anne with an A): The last waterbender in her small village. Although she is only 14 years old, she has already experienced a tremendous personal tragedy. This has hindered her from reaching her full potential. However, it has not diminished her caring and warm spirit.
- Ian Ousley (Physical 13 Reasons Why), as SokkaKatara’s 16-year old brother, is sardonic, resourceful, and talented. He is confident and even brazen, but he also takes his role as leader of his tribe very seriously.
- Dallas Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), as Zuko: The Crown Prince of Fire Nation, is a skilled firebender and a highly guarded and protective firebender. He is currently exiled and roaming the globe in search of the Avatar. He believes this is the only way to restore his life and fulfill his controlling father’s demands, Fire Lord.
With Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko no longer involved in the Netflix series due to creative differences, Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) will serve as showrunner and executive producer, alongside executive producers Dan Lin (The Lego Movie), Lindsey Liberatore (Walker), and Michael Goi (Swamp Thing).
Kim spoke about authenticity in a Netflix blog post.
Kim stated that “We’ll continue expanding and growing the world, and there will be surprises both for the existing fans and newcomers to the story.” “But throughout all this, our motto has been authenticity. To the story. To the characters. To the cultural influences. We are driven by authenticity, in front, and behind the camera. This is why we have assembled an unrivaled team of passionate and talented artists who work around the clock to bring this rich, beautiful world to life.
What did you think about the casting announcement? Comment below. For more Avatar, see the OG Korra & Zuko voices answer our most pressing questions. Also, learn how the Avatar Legends tabletop role-playing game reached $1 million in a single day.
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