Netflix is gearing up for a live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Now, first-look images of the four characters from the series have been released by Netflix.
The stills offer a glimpse of four major characters from the Fire Nation: Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as General Iroh, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, and Ken Leung as Zhao.
Additionally, a new image featuring Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko has been unveiled.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a live-action version of the popular 2005 animated fantasy series with the same name, originally aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons.
The animated series received praise for its detailed world, complex story and characters, high-quality animation, and diverse music.
It even inspired a live-action movie, a line of comics and books, and now there are several new animated movies in the works, along with Netflix’s live-action version.
What ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Live-Action Series will be about
The live-action version is set in a world where some people have unique elemental powers based on their place of origin. It all starts when the Fire Nation launches a war that disrupts the world’s harmony.
A young airbender named Aang, who is the current Avatar, has the potential to restore peace by mastering his ability to bend all four elements.
The first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender will have eight episodes, just like the animated version.
Who will be in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Live-Action Series
In the live-action adaptation, Gordon Cormier will take on the role of Aang. His close friends, Katara and Sokka, who are siblings from the Southern Water Tribe, will be portrayed by Kiawentiio and Ian Ousley, respectively.
The cast also features DMaria Zhang as Suki, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue, Momona Tamada as Ty Lee, Thalia Tran as Mai, Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi, and Danny Pudi as The Mechanist.
Notably, James Sie, the original voice actor for the recurring comedic character, the Cabbage Merchant in the animated series, will be reprising his role for Netflix’s adaptation.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is expected to debut on Netflix sometime in 2024.