Netflix has unveiled the first photos and a concept teaser for its upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved and acclaimed “Avatar: The Last Airbender” anime franchise.
The photos show the series’ four main characters, including Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko. The show is based on the popular Nickelodeon animated series of the same name which ran from 2005 to 2008.
The show takes place in a fantasy world divided into four nations, and each centered around one of the four elements. A century after the Fire Nation launched an attack and promised war on the world, a new young airbender named Aang – an Avatar who can master all four elements – is discovered.
The cast also includes Daniel Dae Kim as Lord Ozai, Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue, Paul Sun-Hyung as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Monk Gyatso, Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula, Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi, Momona Tamada as Ty Lee, Thalia Tran as Mai, James Sie as Cabbage Man, Arden Cho as June, Danny Pudi as The Mechanist, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, and George Takei as Ancient Predatory Spirit Koh .
It is the second attempt to adapt the work in live-action following M. Night Shyamalan’s critical adaptation in 2010, which was a major commercial flop.
This series will be presented by Albert Kim, who will also serve as executive producer alongside Roseanne Liang, Lindsey Liberatore, Michael Goi and Dan Lin. The show is coming in 2024.
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