After a dilatory start, Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender rounded retired its formed of much than 30 radical 4 years aft the task was announced. The amusement is based connected the Nickelodeon animated bid of the aforesaid sanction and volition “showcase Asian and Indigenous characters arsenic living, breathing people”, per showrunner Albert Kim successful a property merchandise for Netflix. She added, “Not conscionable successful a cartoon, but successful a satellite that genuinely exists, precise akin to the 1 we unrecorded in.”
The movie has not yet been rated, but its archetypal mentation is rated for household watching with a TV-Y7 label. Therefore, it is apt the live-action volition stay a family-friendly experience. As quality astir the movie unfolds, let’s excavation into the formed and each determination is to cognize astir Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Avatar The Last Airbender Netflix Cast
Avatar: The Last Airbender consists of 31 announced formed members that marque up the 4 nations named aft the 4 elements: the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. Learn astir each formed subordinate and however they acceptable into the movie below.
Gordon Cormier As Aang
Gordon Comier volition prima arsenic Aang, the past surviving Airbender who tin power each 4 elements. Gordon’s casting was announced successful Aug. 2021 and helium took to his Instagram leafage to celebrate. “Wow! I’m truthful honored to beryllium casted arsenic the legendary Aang successful Netflix’s unrecorded enactment adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Yip yip!” helium wrote alongside a photograph of 3 different formed members who were announced. Gordon is 12 years aged and astir precocious voiced a quality successful the 2022 TV series, Team Zenko Go.
Kiawentiio As Katara
Kiawentiio, 16, was announced arsenic Katara, a waterbender who befriends Aang. Her astir notable erstwhile roles see Ka’kwet successful the Netflix and CBS bid Anne with an E and Maya Thomas successful 2021’s Rutherford Falls. She posted the aforesaid formed photograph arsenic Gordon erstwhile she was announced arsenic portion of the formed and wrote, “It’s official!! I’m excited to stock that I’ve been formed arsenic Katara successful Netflix’s unrecorded enactment adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender!! I cognize you each person been waiting, convey you for each the love”.
Daniel Dae Kim As Fire Lord Ozai
Daniel Dae Kim, 54, of Hawaii Five-0 and Lost fame volition play Ozai, the tyrannical person of the Fire Nation. His effect to being cast? The cheeky tweet below.
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) November 3, 2021
Dallas Liu As Prince Zuko
Dallas Liu, 21, is acceptable to play Zuko, a firebender and Crown Prince of the Fire Nation. During the series, his quest is to seizure Avatar.
Ian Ousley As Sokka
Ian Ousley, 20, is acceptable to play Sokka, Katara’s brother. Upon his casting, helium shared the aforesaid photograph arsenic Gordon and Kiawetntiio and wrote, “i tin NOT judge it but i’ve been formed arsenic Sokka!! successful @netflix unrecorded enactment adaptation of avatar the past aerial bender!” His astir notable roles are Robby Corman successful Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and Zeke Breem successful the AppleTV bid Physical.
Elizabeth Yu As Azula
Elizabeth Yu was formed to play Azula, the princess of the Fire Nation whose lifelong extremity is to unafraid her close to the throne. Elizabeth, 19, was ecstatic erstwhile her casting was announced successful Dec. 2021. “This photograph was taken a twelvemonth agone erstwhile nary of this was ever adjacent a imagination I could fathom of imagining,” she captioned a photo of herself posing adjacent to an Avatar setup. “Thank you, convey you, convey you, convey you. What an honor, privilege, and a work that I’m truthful utterly blessed to person achieved.”
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee arsenic Uncle Iroh
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, 50, volition bring the quality of Iroh to life. Iroh is simply a retired Fire Nation wide who mentors his nephew, Prince Zuko. When Paul’s casting was announced connected Nov. 21, 2021, helium admitted helium felt helium had “bigshoes to fill”, arsenic seen successful the beneath tweet.
Big shoes to capable by the precocious GREAT Mako. I anticipation to bash honour and justness to this quality portion inactive making it my own. Grateful for this accidental and excited to start. #letsgo #AvatarTheLastAirbender #iroh https://t.co/ql50VdquOF
— Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (@bitterasiandude) November 16, 2021
George Takei As Koh
Star Trek histrion George Takei, 85, volition prima arsenic Koh, a predatory tone haunting the world. This is simply a voiced role.
Randall Duk Kim As Wan Shi Tong
Randall Duk Kim, who has appeared in John Wick and Kung Fu Panda, volition besides dependable a quality successful the live-action Avatar series. The actor, 78, volition play Wan Shi Tong, a elephantine owl known arsenic the Spirit of Knowledge.
Utkarsh Ambudkar As King Bumi
King Bumi, an past ruler of Omashu and a lifelong puerility person of Aang, volition beryllium brought to beingness by Utkarsh Ambudkar, 39. Some of his notable projects see 2012’s Pitch Perfect, 2020’s The Broken Hearts Gallery, and 2021’s Tick, Tick… Boom!.
Danny Pudi As The Mechanist
Danny Pudi, 43, who is champion known for his roles successful Community and Mythic Quest, is playing the Mechanist, an “inventor technologist who’s doing his champion to rise his lad successful a war-torn world”, per Netflix.
Arden Cho As June
Arden Cho, 37, was formed arsenic June, a ruthless bounty hunter. Arden’s astir memorable projects see Teen Wolf, Chicago Med, and The Honor List.
Other supporting formed members, grouped by nation, tin beryllium seen below.
Amber Midthunder arsenic Princess Yue, A Martinez arsenic Pakku, Irene Bedard arsenic Yagoda, Joel Oulette as Hahn, Nathaniel Arcand arsenic Chief Arnook, and Meegwun Fairbrother arsenic Avatar Kuruk.
Lucian-River Chauhan arsenic Teo and James Sie as the cabbage merchant.
Momona Tamada arsenic Ty Lee, Thalia Tran arsenic Mai, Ruy Iskandar as Lt. Jee, Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin, C.S. Lee arsenic Avatar Roku, François Chau arsenic the Great Sage, and Ryan Mah as Lt. Dang.
Release Date and Where to Watch
Since the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender is a Netflix series, it volition beryllium disposable to each Netflix users erstwhile it’s released. The merchandise date, however, is simply a immense mystery. The movie was announced backmost successful 2018 and started filming successful 2021, truthful it does not look arsenic if Netflix is successful a immense unreserved to get the amusement out. There person been nary hints oregon teasers astir the film’s merchandise date, either, arsenic of this writing.
When the amusement is released, it has been reported by FLIXDown that determination volition beryllium 8 oregon 10 hour-long episodes successful the archetypal season. Furthermore, the amusement is expected to beryllium 1 of Netflix’s astir expensive, coming successful astatine an estimated $15 cardinal per occurrence to make.
The live-action Avatar volition intimately travel the archetypal crippled of the series, which archetypal aired connected Nickelodeon successful 2005. In a missive to fans addressing concerns that the live-action bid would disagree excessively overmuch from the original, showrunner Albert Kim said she would ne'er alteration it successful a distasteful manner. “I didn’t privation to alteration things for the involvement of change. I didn’t privation to modernize the story, oregon twist it to acceptable existent trends. Aang is not going to beryllium a gritty antihero. Katara is not going to get curtain bangs. (I was concisely tempted to springiness Sokka a TikTok relationship though. Think of the possibilities.),” she penned.
“Don’t get maine wrong. We’ll beryllium expanding and increasing the world, and determination volition beryllium surprises for existing fans and those caller to the tale. But passim this process, our byword has been ‘authenticity.’ To the story. To the characters. To the taste influences,” she continued. “Authenticity is what keeps america going, some successful beforehand of the camera and down it, which is wherefore we’ve assembled a squad dissimilar immoderate seen earlier — a radical of talented and passionate artists who are moving astir the timepiece to bring this affluent and incredibly beauteous satellite to life.”
With that being said, the archetypal bid statement arsenic posted to Netflix reads, “Siblings Katara and Sokka aftermath young Aang from a agelong hibernation and larn he’s an Avatar, whose air-bending powers tin decision the evil Fire Nation.”
As noted above, the wide task of Avatar: The Last Airbender was announced successful 2018 and didn’t uncover its prima until 2021, truthful the accumulation timeline has been a slow-moving one. Perhaps 1 happening that pushed accumulation backmost was the information that Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who co-created the archetypal animated series, near the accumulation astatine immoderate constituent aft its inception. Its enforcement producers are presently Albert Kim, Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, and Michael Goi. Michael besides serves arsenic a manager alongside co-executive shaper Roseanne Liang, Jabbar Raisani and Jet Wilkinson.
Filming began successful Nov. 2021, according to Kiawentiio’s Instagram, and ended successful June, per FLIXDOWN. It is presently successful post-production, per IMDb, which makes it absorbing that respective formed members were announced successful Sept. 2022. If the amusement genuinely is successful its post-production stages, fans tin person a bid disposable precise soon.