It’s been three years since the Avatar The Last Airbender live-action series was announced by Netflix in 2018, but they have finally announced the cast and showrunner for the upcoming series.
According to Variety, the showrunner for Avatar The Last Airbender is Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita). The show’s executive producers include Dan Lin (The Lego Movie), Lindsey Liberatore (CW’s Walker), and Michael Goi (Swamp Thing).
Goi, Jabbar Raisani (Lost In Space), and Roseanne Liang (Shadow In The Cloud) will direct the series, with Liang also serving as a co-executive producer. It’s important to note that the original creators of Avatar The Last Airbender animated series, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, had already left the project since last year.
The Netflix Avatar The Last Airbender live-action series cast includes the following:
- Gordon Cormier (The Stand, Lost In Space) as Aang: A fearless and fun-loving twelve-year-old who just happens to be the Avatar, master of all four elements, and the keeper of balance and peace in the world. An air bending prodigy, Aang is a reluctant hero, struggling to deal with the burden of his duties while still holding on to his adventurous and playful nature.
- Kiawentiio (Anne With An E) as Katara: A determined and hopeful water bender, the last in her small village. Though only fourteen, she’s already endured great personal tragedy, which has held her back from rising to her true potential, though it’s never dimmed her warm and caring spirit.
- Ian Ousley (Physical, 13 Reasons Why) as Sokka: Katara’s sardonic and resourceful 16-year-old brother. Outwardly confident, even brash, he takes his responsibility as the leader of his tribe seriously, despite his inner doubts over his warrior skills… doubts that he masks with his wit and deadpan sense of humour.
- Dallas Liu (Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings) as Zuko: A skilled fire bender and the intense and guarded Crown Prince of the Fire Nation. Currently roaming the world in exile, he’s on an obsessive quest to capture the Avatar because he believes that is the only way to reclaim his life and live up to the demands of his cruel and controlling father, the Fire Lord.
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There is still no release date or release window for the Avatar The Last Airbender series.