About the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV Series.
In September 2018, Netflix announced a live-action series remake of The Last Airbender. Although originally set to be showrunners, the original show creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, later departed due to creative differences and were replaced by Albert Kim in 2021.
Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) will serve as showrunner, executive producer and writer of the series with Rideback’s Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) executive producing, along with Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story). Roseanne Liang is co-executive producer and Goi, Roseanne Liang, Jabbar Raisani, and Jet Wilkinson will serve as directors.
The show began casting calls in the summer of 2021 for the roles of Sokka, Aang, Katara and Zuko. Filming is expected to begin in November 2021 and last until May 2022 in Vancouver, Canada.
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Avatar: The Last Airbender begins filming. November 16, 2021
Netflix says Avatar: The Last Airbender began production today in Vancouver and has rounded out the cast with a few additions.
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee has been cast as Uncle Iroh, “a retired Fire Nation general and the wise and nurturing mentor to his hot-headed nephew, Prince Zuko.” Lim Kay Siu will play Gyatso, “a kind and caring Air Nomad monk who is the guardian, father figure, and best friend to Aang.” Finally, Ken Leung has been given the part of the fearsome Commander Zhao, “a scheming and ambitious Fire Nation military officer who’s eager to leverage an unexpected encounter with a desperate Prince Zuko to advance his personal goals.”
Daniel Dae Kim to Star in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Netflix Live-Action Series. November 3, 2021
Daniel Dae Kim will portray the series regular role of Fire Lord Ozai, the ruthlessly driven leader of the Fire Nation who demands everyone live up to his impossible standards, especially his teen son, Prince Zuko. Kim joins a previously announced cast that includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka and Dallas Liu as Zuko.
Netflix sets core cast and creative team for Avatar: The Last Airbender live action series. August 12, 2021
Netflix has set the core cast and creative team for Avatar: The Last Airbender. Gordon Cormier (Gabby Duran and the Unsittables), Kiawentiio (Beans), Ian Ousley (Physical), and Dallas Liu (PEN15) have been cast as series regulars in the live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon series.
Cormier will portray Aang, a fearless and fun-loving twelve-year-old who just happens to be the Avatar, master of all four elements and the keeper of balance and peace in the world. Kiawentiio is Katara, a determined and hopeful waterbender, the last in her small village. Oulsey plays Sokka, Katara’s sardonic and resourceful 16-year-old brother. Liu is Zuko, a skilled firebender and the intense and guarded Crown Prince of the Fire Nation.
Original show creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, depart Avatar: The Last Airbender due to creative differences. August 12, 2020
In a rare public fallout for Netflix, the creators of the platform’s highly anticipated, live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the acclaimed Nickelodeon cartoon, have walked away from the project.
“When Netflix brought me on board to run this series alongside Mike two years ago, they made a very public promise to support our vision. Unfortunately, there was no follow-through on that promise. … The general handling of the project created what I felt was a negative and unsupportive environment.”