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Noah Asanias

Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series Officially In Production At Netflix

Netflix has made some new casting announcements for the series as well.

We’re getting the official word from streaming giant Netflix⏤via their Twitter⏤that production is officially underway for the platform’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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What’s more, the streaming service also made some further casting announcements for the show, including Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao.

This all follows an initial announcement of some of the main characters in the series back in August, including Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.

Netflix even shared an epic group photo with many of the cast and crew of the series, including executive producer Lindsey Liberatore, directors Jet Wilkinson and Jabbar Raisani, showrunner, executive producer, and writer Albert Kim, executive producer and director Michael Goi, Ousley, Liu, executive producer and director Roseanne Liang, executive producer Dan Lin, Kiawentiio, and Cormier, ComicBook reports.

What we know about the series so far is that original anime series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Koinietzko were originally slated as the showrunners for the live-action adaptation only to depart in 2020 citing creative differences.

Sleepy Hollow‘s Albert Kim said it was due to his daughter that he decided to jump on board the project, saying in a cast announcement, “I found myself sucked into the world and characters, and soon we were watching side by side, both of us swept away by the singular mix of action, humor, and epic storytelling.”

There is no release date for Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any and all details just as soon as they become available.

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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'