Netflix Avatar: The Last Airbender - cast announced for live action adaptation
Netflix’s live action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s classic animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender announced more cast members involved in the new show.
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Alongside new trailers and sneak previews of shows including Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte and You series 4, Netflix has ve revealed this week its their full cast list for their upcoming live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The cast announcement comes as Netflix continues to release new information about upcoming shows appearing on the streaming giant in the near future after their virtual fan event, TUDUM, took place over the weekend.
Based on the hit Nickelodeon show, Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in a world in which some people can telekinetically manipulate one of the four elements—water, earth, fire or air—through practices known as "bending", inspired by Chinese martial arts.
The only individual who can bend all four elements, the "Avatar", is responsible for maintaining harmony among the world’s four nations, and serves as the bridge between the physical world and the spirit world.
Who has been cast in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Casting for Netflix’s live adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender was announced in two phases; the first announcement introduced who would play the leads in the series, while the second recent announcement introduced the remainder of the cast.
In the first announcement, Netflix revealed that child actor Gordon Cormier would take on the lead role of Aang; the last surviving airbender and the hero of the story. He is an incarnation of the "Avatar", the spirit of light and peace manifested in human form.
As the Avatar, Aang controls all four elements (water, earth, fire, and air) and is tasked with bringing balance and keeping the Four Nations at peace.
Cormier’s casting was announced alongside the roles of Katara and Sokka, Aang’s best friends. Canadian and Mohawk actress Kiawentiio will be playing Katara, a water bending Avatar and Ian Ousley as Sokka; a Water Tribe warrior of the Southern Water Tribe and the son of Chief Hakoda and Kya.
They will be joined by a 20 plus strong cast which includes recent announcements George Takei (of Star Trek: The Original Series fame), Amber Midthunder, who was recently the lead role in Disney+’s action film Prey and Danny Pudi - who superfans will know as Abed from Community.
The full cast list confirmed so far for Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Gordon Cormier
- Ian Ousley
- Dallas Liu
- Elizabeth Yu
- Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
- Daniel Dae Kim
- Maria Zhang
- Tamlyn Tomita
- Yvonne Chapman
- Casey Camp-Horinek
- Amber Midthunder
- A Martinez
- Irene Bedard
- Joel Oulette
- Nathaniel Arcand
- Meegwun Fairbrother
- Arden Cho
- Utkarsh Ambudkar
- Danny Pudi
- Lucian-River Chauhan
- James Sie
- Thalia Tran
- Ruy Iskanda
- Hiro Kanagawa
- C.S. Lee
- François Chau
- Ryan Mah
- George Takei
- Randall Duk Kim
When will Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender come out?
No release date has been confirmed for the first series of Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live action series, however as filming continues, there is speculation of an early 2023 release date.