Netflix’s live-adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon animated collection Avatar: The Final Airbender could have misplaced the unique showrunners, however the sprawling solid simply retains getting larger. The streaming service has introduced who’ll be enjoying a bevy of roles, together with main antagonist Azula.
Elizabeth Yu, a newcomer, will play the troubled Fireplace Nation princess who turns into twisted underneath her father’s emotionally abusive tutelage and serves as one of many collection’ largest threats after Prince Zuko (performed by Dallas Liu within the live-action collection) joins Staff Avatar in later seasons. Native rights advocate and actor Casey Camp Horinek will play the Water Tribe chief and grandmother of Katara (Kiawentiio) and Sokka (Ian Ousley), a.ok.a. Gran-Gran.
A number of members of the Earth Kingdom have been introduced as effectively. Maria Zhang will play Suki, a love curiosity of Sokka’s however extra importantly the badass chief of the equally badass Okyoshi warriors, an elite cadre of all-female fighters based by the Avatar Okyoshi to guard her residence island. Tamlyn Tomita (The Good Physician, Cobra Kai) will play Yukari, Suki’s mom and the mayor of their village on Kiyoshi Island. Lastly, talking of the previous Avatar, PEN15‘s Yvonne Chapman will play Okyoshi herself, the deceased Avatar who preceded Aang (Gordon Cormier). Curiously, Okyoshi’s solely look within the first season of Avatar: The Final Airbender is as a statue within the Air Nomad temple; she doesn’t bodily seem till the second season, a.ok.a. Guide Two: Earth, first as a imaginative and prescient skilled by Aang, and later by manifesting in his physique. Netflix has presumably employed Chapman forward of time as a way to nail down the look of the statue, however there stays the likelihood that Kiyoshi—and doubtlessly the opposite earlier Avatars—may play a bigger position earlier on within the Netflix adaptation than she did within the animated collection.
Netflix’s adaptation of The Final Airbender has no launch date, nevertheless it’s at present in manufacturing in Vancouver, Canada.
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