Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation from Netflix has started filming this week, and with that means more casting announcements. Variety has the casting announcement for characters Uncle Iroh, Monk Gyatso, and Commander Zhao.
To start it off, we’ve got Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (The Mandalorian, Kim’s Convenience) as Uncle Iroh. Iroh is a retired Fire Nation general, and mentor to Prince Zuko, who also really loves his tea. Next up, Lim Kay Siu (Anna and The King, Nightwatch) is playing Monk Gyatso, an Air Nomad Monk who’s a father figure and best friend to Avatar Aang. To finish things off, Ken Leung (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will play Commander Zhao. Zhao is an ambitious Fire Nation military officer. He aims to take an encounter with the banished Prince Zuko and manipulate it for his own means.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a beloved show, that has spun an entire franchise from the Nickelodeon show, with a sequel series, books, and several mangas. The live-action adaptation’s production will occur on a set very similar to Disney’s The Mandalorian and, most recently, Netflix’s The Midnight Sky.
Previously announced for the show’s cast includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai. The showrunner and series writer is Albert Kim, who is producing along with Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, and Michael Goi. Roseanne Liang is a co-executive producer. Additionally, Laing will direct a few episodes along with Goi, Jabbar Raisani, and Jet Wilkinson.
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