AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Rounds Out Its Cast With 20 New Additions Including PREY Star Amber Midthunder

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Rounds Out Its Cast With 20 New Additions Including PREY Star Amber Midthunder AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Rounds Out Its Cast With 20 New Additions Including PREY Star Amber Midthunder

We have another exciting update about Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender as the series has added 20 new cast members including Prey star Amber Midthunder Star Trek legend George Takei...

By JoshWilding - Sep 28, 2022 10:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Anime & Manga
Source: sffgazette.com

Netflix has revealed (via SFFGazette.com) the full live-action cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender after previously confirming the show will be headlined by lead stars Gordon Cormier's Aang, Kiawentiio's Katara, Ian Ousley's Sokka, and Dallas Liu's Zuko. 

Now, the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads have joined forces to welcome a host of new faces to the cast, rounding out the ensemble with twenty exciting additions including Prey star Amber Midthunder, Star Trek legend George Takei, and Community standout Danny Pudi.

Based on the Nickelodeon animated series of the same name, this take on Avatar: The Last Airbender is described by showrunner Albert Kim as "a chance to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as living, breathing people. Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in."

Other previously announced cast members include Elizabeth Yu (Azula), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Iroh), Daniel Dae Kim (Fire Lord Ozai), Maria Zhang (Suki), Tamlyn Tomita (Yukari), Yvonne Chapman (Avatar Kyoshi), and Casey Camp-Horinek (Gran Gran). 

Here's who else you can expect to see in the series when it launches (no premiere date has been announced at this time). 

Water Tribe

  • Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue: The compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe.
  • A Martinez as Pakku: The veteran waterbending master of the Northern Water Tribe and a fierce defender of their traditions.
  • Irene Bedard as Yagoda: An empathetic healer who serves as a role model for her tribe’s female waterbenders. 
  • Joel Oulette as Hahn: A strong and skilled warrior with an unwavering loyalty to his tribe. 
  • Nathaniel Arcand as Chief Arnook: Father to Princess Yue and the respected leader of their tribe.
  • Meegwun Fairbrother as Avatar Kuruk: A previous Avatar with a haunted past. 

Earth Kingdom

  • Arden Cho as June: A tough and persistent bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency. 
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi: The ancient and mercurial ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu.
  • Danny Pudi as the Mechanist: An eccentric inventor and engineer who’s doing his best to raise his son in a war-torn world. 
  • River Chauhan as Teo: The idealistic and high-flying son of the Mechanist.
  • James Sie as the Cabbage Merchant: A long-suffering vegetable vendor in Omashu. 

Fire Nation

  • Momona Tamada as Ty Lee: An energetic and upbeat teen and one of Princess Azula’s best friends. 
  • Thalia Tran as Mai: An unflappable and deadpan teen who, along with Ty Lee, is one of Princess Azula’s closest allies.
  • Ruy Iskandar as Lt. Jee: The first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship. 
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin: The ruthless and ambitious previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai.
  • C.S. Lee as Avatar Roku: A wise and benevolent past Avatar from the Fire Nation.
  • François Chau as The Great Sage: The venerated spiritual leader of the Fire Nation and guardian of Avatar Roku’s shrine. 
  • Ryan Mah as Lt. Dang: Commander Zhao’s second-in-command. 

Spirit World

  • George Takei as the voice of Koh: An ancient, predatory spirit.
  • Randall Duk Kim as the voice of Wan Shi Tong: Appears in the form of a giant owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge. 
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TheWalkingCuban - 9/28/2022, 10:02 AM
Next up on one season wonders
TheSuperMex - 9/28/2022, 10:35 AM
@TheWalkingCuban - if it was on HBO, it would have been cancelled already. Hopefully it’s not one season, if it’s good.
TheWalkingCuban - 9/28/2022, 10:39 AM
@TheSuperMex - Netflix will up the ante and assassinate the cast members “your move, HBO…MAX!”
DrReedRichards - 9/28/2022, 10:05 AM
They actually cast the "My cabbages!" guy?

bobevanz - 9/28/2022, 10:06 AM
Excellent choice as Princess Yue
mountainman - 9/28/2022, 10:09 AM
Amber Midhunter is a win. Not the role I would see her in but great nonetheless.

Takei sucks. As an actor and as a person. He’s in that group of celebrities that should really keep his mouth shut as he tends to be wrong about everything. At least it’s a small role.

Cautiously optimistic about this after the original creators bailed, and Netflix’s track record with adaptations. I do like the asian led casting.
GhostDog - 9/28/2022, 10:17 AM
Some excellent casting but how they did the OG creators still makes this project worth approaching with CAUTION

MyCoolYoung - 9/28/2022, 10:24 AM
Wait they still casting? I thought thI'd would've been in post by now
MrDandy - 9/28/2022, 10:33 AM
Hoping for the best on this but prepared for the worst lol!

It was originally rumored that this show would be set in the Avatar world but be an original story. I really wish they had done that instead of remaking the animated series.

It’s going to be a lot harder to match wild expectations when adapting what many consider a masterpiece.
dracula - 9/28/2022, 10:35 AM
They going to try to film this all at once or something?

Cause a good amount if these characters are from season 2

Get the Rock for the Boulder

Wasnt a fan of her as Cassandra Cain but Dante Basco’s niece could be a good toph
bkmeijer1 - 9/28/2022, 11:42 AM
@dracula - Rock as the Boulder would be too perfect. Doubt Johnson will go for it though
SpaceAgent - 9/28/2022, 11:27 AM
James Sie is gonna have the most important role in the franchise.

bkmeijer1 - 9/28/2022, 11:43 AM
I hope this show won't be a retread of the animated show. Sure it can take some familiar moments and overall story, but I think it's just uninspired to do the same thing but in live-action.

This cast is pretty great though for the most part. Midthunder as Yue is pretty cool
DarkArrow19 - 9/28/2022, 11:59 AM
Oh boy, casting Indians in live action Avatar TLA…. Wait, wrong Indian. Haha I’ll see myself out
oldnoname - 9/28/2022, 12:22 PM
They really haven't missed with any of the castings; but the creators leaving the show really has me on edge. I'm hoping it's still great, but I'm still pretty apprehensive.
FusionWarrior - 9/28/2022, 12:48 PM
TheRealMandarin - 9/28/2022, 5:14 PM
I'm glad they're bringing back Koh but they honestly should've brought back the VA that played him in the series. ImO George just doesn't have that menacing voice koh needs. Hope they do my boy justice.
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