Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender has completed its cast with 20 actors including George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Danny Pudi and Arden Cho.
Written by Albert Kim, Netflix is billing the series as an authentic adaptation of the award-winning and beloved Nickelodeon animated series. Avatar: The Last Airbender reimagined as a live-action adventure.
The world of Avatar is divided into four nations: the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and the Air Nomads. In addition to the Four Nations, some characters have the option to visit a parallel dimension called the Spirit World. New cast descriptions follow below.
Amber Midthunder (Prey, Roswell) is Princess Yue, the compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe.
A Martinez (Cowboy Bebop, Ambulance) is Pakku, the experienced waterbending master of the Northern Water Tribe and a fierce defender of their traditions.
Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, the grandstand) is Yagoda, an empathetic healer who serves as a role model for the female Waterbenders of her tribe.
Joel Oulette (Trickster, Ruby and the source) is Hahn, a strong and skilled warrior with an unwavering loyalty to his tribe.
Nathaniel Arcand (Heartland, FBI: Most Wanted) is Chief Arnook, father of Princess Yue and the respected leader of their tribe.
Meegwun Fairbrother (Burden of Truth, Mohawk Girls) is Avatar Kuruk, an earlier Avatar with a haunted past.
Arden Cho (partner track) is June, a tough and tenacious bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency.
Utkarsh AmbudkarI (Ghosts, the world’s best) is King Bumi, the ancient and mercurial ruler of Omashu, the city of the Earth Kingdom.
Danny Pudic (Mythic Quest, Corner Office) is The Mechanist, an eccentric inventor and engineer who struggles to raise his son in a war-torn world.
Lucian River Chauhan (meeting, Hartland) is Teo, the idealistic and high-flying son of The Mechanist.
James Sie (stagnant water) is the Cabbage Merchant, a long-suffering vegetable seller in Omashu.
Momona Tamada (Secret headquarters, The Baby-Sitters Club) plays Ty Lee, an energetic and cheerful teenager and one of Princess Azula’s best friends.
Thalia Tran (Raya and the last dragon, small) is Mai, an imperturbable and deadpan teenager who, along with Ty Lee, is one of Princess Azula’s closest allies.
Ruy Iskandar (yes day, benders) is Lieutenant Jee, the first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship.
Hiro Kanagawa (Altered Carbon, The Man in the High Castle) is Fire Lord Sozin, the ruthless and ambitious previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai.
CS Lee (Dexter, Warrior) is Avatar Roku, a wise and benevolent Avatar from the Fire Nation.
François Chauc (The Expanse, American gigolo) plays The Great Sage, the revered spiritual leader of the Fire Nation and guardian of Avatar Roku’s shrine.
Ryan Maho (The Good Doctor, Snowpiercer) is Lieutenant Dang, Commander Zhao’s second in command.
George Takeic (Star Trek, Resident Alien) will express Koh, an old predatory spirit.
Randall Duk Kim (John Wick, Kung Fu Panda) will speak the voice of Wan Shi Tong, who appears in the form of a giant owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge.
They join the previously announced cast, which includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.
Kim will serve as showrunner, executive producer and writer on the series with Rideback’s Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore as executive producer, along with Michael Goi. Roseanne Liang is co-executive producer and Goi, Roseanne Liang and Jabbar Raisani will serve as directors.