Netflix has announced a number of new notable cast members that will be joining the streamer’s upcoming live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Included in the recent cast additions is iconic actor George Takei, who is set to play a predatory ancient spirit named Koh. Takei previously cameoed in the series, where he played a Fire Nation prison warden.
Based on Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender will be led by Filipino-Canadian actor Gordon Cormier (The Stand) as Aang, Kiawentiio (Anne with an E) as Katara, Ian Ousley (Physical) as Sokka, and Dallas Liu (PEN15) as Zuko. Joining them are Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao.
You can check out a chart of the recently announced actors and the characters they’ll be portraying below:
The live-action series hails from Sleepy Hollow‘s Albert Kim, who is serving as the showrunner, writer, and executive producer. In his personal letter to fans, Kim went on to stress the importance of authenticity and representation, as well as the project’s huge responsibility to deliver a story that highlights Asian and Indigenous characters.
Netflix’s The Avatar: The Last Airbender series is executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore. It is being directed by Michael Goi, Roseanne Liang, and Jabba Raisaini, with Goi and Liang also serving as executive producers.