Avatar: The Last Airbender: Netflix Live-Action Series Out Soon

A live-action version of the anime series about Aang and his allies as they strive to preserve the world by conquering the Fire Nation.

The Netflix live-action series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ has cast three crucial parts, and filming is now underway. Uncle Iroh, a former Fire Nation commander and the wise and caring tutor to his hot-headed nephew, Prince Zuko, will be played by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. Gyatso, a gentle and kind Air Nomad monk who is Aang’s guardian, father figure, and best friend, will be played by Lim Kay Siu. Ken Leung will play Commander Zhao, a cunning and ambitious Fire Nation military officer ready to take advantage of an unforeseen encounter with a desperate Prince Zuko in order to further his own ambitions.

Meridian Artists represents Lee. A3 Artists Agency represents Leung. Gordon Cormier (Aang), Kiawentiio (Katara), Ian Ousley (Sokka), Dallas Liu (Zuko), and Daniel Dae Kim (Zuko) are among the previously confirmed cast members (Fire Lord Ozai). Furthermore, Netflix revealed that the series would be shot on a new virtual production volume created and run by Pixomondo (PXO) Virtual Production. Over 3,000 LED panels cover the 23,000 square foot stage, which measures 84 feet wide and 28 feet high. It’s the same technology that’s utilized in series like Netflix’s The Midnight Sky and Disney’s The Mandalorian, to name a few.

“We’re thrilled to start production on this incredible project, and we’re especially excited to work with the technology-benders at PXO to create the wondrous world of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ using the most advanced techniques available to filmmakers anywhere in the world,” said series writer, executive producer, and showrunner Albert Kim.

Rideback’s Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore, as well as Michael Goi, executive produce with Kim. Roseanne Liang serves as a co-executive producer on the film. Goi and Liang, as well as Jabbar Raisani and Jet Wilkinson, are all directors on the program. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, creators of the original series, were attached to make the series for Netflix, however, they announced their departure in August 2020. Since then, they’ve announced a new arrangement with Nickelodeon to form Avatar Studios, which would produce new animated programs and films set in the Avatar universe.

Netflix first ordered the live-action adaptation of ‘The Last Airbender’ in September 2018. From February 2005 through July 2008, Nickelodeon broadcasted the animated version for three seasons. During its existence, the series gained widespread recognition, winning many Annie Awards, Genesis Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award. From 2012 through 2014, the successor series, Legend of Korra, aired for four seasons.