George Takei, Danny Pudi, and More Join Cast of the Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender
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We’ve known for months who the main cast of Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender is, but the world is just so much more than Aang, Katara, and Sokka. Now Netflix has announced the rest of the cast playing beloved supporting characters like Ty Lee, Mai, King Bumi, and Princess Yue.
Check out the official announcement:
meet the rest of the cast for Netflix’s live action adaptation of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. pic.twitter.com/W1ylPaoDba
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) September 27, 2022
While there are certainly a lot of fun choices when it comes to the cast, I think the inclusion of James Sie will be something that fans of the original series will enjoy—he’s actually the original voice of the cabbage merchant in the animated series, and now he’s reprising the role for live-action.
As for other characters, there seems to be a lot of changes when it comes to their introduction, and maybe their overall backstory. We don’t meet Mai and Ty Lee until Book 2 in the animated series but here they are cast for Season One; and King Bumi is supposed to be old enough to have been friends with Aang a hundred years ago (but I guess they can always over Utkarsh Ambudkar in make-up.
This is only the top of the list, but Netflix has also announced other supporting characters that have been cast including Avatar Roku, Firelord Sozin, and Grandmaster Pakku. You can check them all out here.
No release date has been set for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender yet, but I have a feeling we could get the series sometime in 2023.