Several new cast members have been announced for the upcoming live-action series adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender at Netflix. Some notable additions to the cast are Prey’s Amber Midthunder, Community’s Danny Pudi, George Takei, Arden Cho and many more.
The main cast for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series was previously announced at Netflix with a handful of new faces. They include Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko and Daniel Dae Kim as the main villain, Fire Lord Ozai. Now, plenty of additional actors will be joining the cast playing various supporting characters from the Nickelodeon animated series.
The full list of the 20 new cast members for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series includes:
- Amber Midthunder (Prey, Roswell) as Princess Yue, the compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe.
- A Martinez (Cowboy Bebop, Ambulance) as Pakku, the veteran waterbending master of the Northern Water Tribe and a fierce defender of their traditions.
- Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, The Stand) as Yagoda, an empathetic healer who serves as a role model for her tribe’s female waterbenders.
- Joel Oulette (Trickster, Ruby and the Well) as Hahn, a strong and skilled warrior with an unwavering loyalty to his tribe.
- Nathaniel Arcand (Heartland, FBI: Most Wanted) as Chief Arnook, father to Princess Yue and the respected leader of their tribe.
- Meegwun Fairbrother (Burden of Truth, Mohawk Girls) as Avatar Kuruk, a previous Avatar with a haunted past.
- Arden Cho (Partner Track) as June, a tough and persistent bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency.
- Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts, World’s Best) as King Bumi, the ancient and mercurial ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu.
- Danny Pudi (Mythic Quest, Corner Office) as the Mechanist, an eccentric inventor and engineer who’s doing his best to raise his son in a war-torn world.
- Lucian-River Chauhan (Encounter, Heartland) as Teo, the idealistic and high-flying son of the Mechanist.
- James Sie (Stillwater) as the Cabbage Merchant, a long-suffering vegetable vendor in Omashu.
- Momona Tamada (Secret Headquarters, One: Thunder God’s Tale) as Ty Lee, an energetic and upbeat teen and one of Princess Azula’s best friends.
- Thalia Tran (Raya and the Last Dragon, Little) as Mai, an unflappable and deadpan teen who, along with Ty Lee, is one of Princess Azula’s closest allies.
- Ruy Iskandar (Yes Day, Benders) as Lt. Jee, the first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship.
- Hiro Kanagawa (Altered Carbon, The Man in the High Castle) as Fire Lord Sozin, the ruthless and ambitious previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai.
- C.S. Lee (Dexter, Warrior) as Avatar Roku, a wise and benevolent past Avatar from the Fire Nation.
- François Chau (The Expanse, American Gigolo) as The Great Sage, the venerated spiritual leader of the Fire Nation and guardian of Avatar Roku’s shrine.
- Ryan Mah (The Good Doctor, Snowpiercer) as Lt. Dang, Commander Zhao’s second-in-command.
- George Takei (Star Trek, Resident Alien) as the voice of Koh, an ancient, predatory spirit.
- Randall Duk Kim (Kung Fu Panda, John Wick) as the voice of Wan Shi Tong, a spirit who appears in the form of a giant owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge.
The live-action series started filming last year and wrapped up production in June 2022. The first season will consist of eight one-hour long episodes. Each episode reportedly cost around $15 million to make. We currently don’t have a release date for Avatar: The Last Airbender, but we’ll surely hear more about it in the coming months.