Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

Following the casting of Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Netflix continues to fill up the ensemble cast of the upcoming live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series as the streamer finally finds the right young stars to portray two of the original series’ iconic characters. Newcomers Elizabeth Yu (All My Love) and Maria Zhang have successfully landed the roles of Fire Nation Princess Azula and Kyoshi warrior Suki, respectively.

In addition, Yvonne Chapman (Kung Fu), Tamlyn Tomita (Cobra Kai), and Casey Camp-Horinek (Reservation Dogs) have also been cast to join the long-awaited series, which is currently filming in Vancouver.

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Their official character descriptions are listed below:

  • Yu’s Azula – is known as the intensely driven princess of the Fire Nation. A firebending prodigy and relentless perfectionist, she’ll stop at nothing to secure her position as the heir to the throne.
  • Zhang’s Suki – is the intimidating leader of the Kyoshi Warriors, an elite female fighting force dedicated to protecting their community and upholding the ideals of their namesake, Avatar Kyoshi.
  • Tomita portrays Yukari – the fiercely protective mayor of her small village on Kyoshi Island, and Suki’s mother.
  • Chapman is playing the legendary warrior Avatar Kyoshi – who is known for her bravery, fearsome fighting skills, and uncompromising dedication to the cause of justice.
  • Camp-Horinek is playing Katara and Sokka’s grandmother, Gran Gran – described as the wise matriarch of the Southern Water Tribe.

Based on Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender will be led by Filipino-Canadian actor Gordon Cormier (The Stand) as Aang, Kiawentiio (Anne with an E) as Katara, Ian Ousley (Physical) as Sokka, and Dallas Liu (PEN15) as Zuko. Joining them are Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao.

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The live-action series hails from Sleepy Hollow‘s Albert Kim who is serving as the showrunner, writer, and executive producer. In his personal letter to fans, Kim went to stress the importance of authenticity and representation as well as the project’s huge responsibility to deliver a story that highlights Asian and Indigenous characters.

Netflix’s The Avatar: The Last Airbender series is executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore. It is being directed by Michael Goi, Roseanne Liang, and Jabba Raisaini, with Goi and Liang also serving as executive producers.

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