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    Netflix Have Announced Who They've Cast For Uncle Iroh And Firelord Ozai In "Avatar: The Last Airbender" And I Can't Stop Screaming In Excitement

    Yip, yip, Appa!

    Avatar: The Last Airbender is the perfect example of what happens when a show contains powerful storytelling, well-written characters (let's not forget about their ongoing development throughout the show as well!) and imaginative world-building.


    It's why it's captured so many fans around the world, who have fallen in love with this incredible series — and have eagerly anticipated the arrival of Netflix's live-action adaptation, which has been in the works since 2018.

    A reimagined, live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series is coming to Netflix! (ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇᴘᴛ ᴀʀᴛ ʙʏ Jᴏʜɴ Sᴛᴀᴜʙ)

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    Earlier this year, Netflix unveiled who would be playing Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko, but they've followed this up with casting announcements about other key characters. So, let's get into it!


    To start off, we have Aang — an airbender who discovers he's the avatar and has to battle with this heavy burden throughout the series. He will be played by Gordon Cormier.

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    Gordon is best known for his appearances in Gabby Duran & The Unsittables, Lost In Space, Turner and Hooch and The Stand.

    Next up is Katara — a fearless and determined waterbender, who doubles up as the motherly figure for Team Avatar. She will be played by Kiawentiio.

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    Prior to snagging the role of Katara, Kiawentiio had roles in Anne, Beans and Rutherford Falls.

    Alongside Katara, we have her brother, Sokka — who provides comic relief and is everyone's favourite character (but he can also kick butt with his trusty boomerang!). He will be played by Ian Ousley.

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    You might remember Ian from 13 Reasons Why when he played Robby Corman in a couple episodes of the hit Netflix series. He's also been in Young Sheldon, Big Shot and Physical.

    Then there's Zuko, a disgraced firebender who undergoes one of the best character developments I've ever seen. He will be played by Dallas Liu.

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    Dallas has already had a huge start to his acting career, appearing in big TV shows and movies like Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, PEN15, Players and Legendary: Dundas.

    Zuko's father, Firelord Ozai — who ruthlessly rules over the Fire Nation and seeks to conquer the world — will be played by Daniel Dae Kim.

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    Daniel has had plenty of successful roles, but you'll most likely recognise him playing and voicing characters in Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Angel, Hellboy, Saints Row and Raya And The Last Dragon.

    We can't forget about Uncle Iroh — who acts as a father figure to Zuko and brings laughter, wisdom and the most beautiful and wholesome energy to the show. He will be played by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.

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    Paul is best known for playing the beloved Appa in Kim's Convenience, but he's had plenty of other roles in shows like The Mandalorian and Degrassi: The Next Generation. On being cast as Uncle Iroh, Paul said: "Big shoes to fill by the late GREAT Mako. I hope to do honour and justice to this character while still making it my own. Grateful for this opportunity and excited to start."

    There's also Gyatso — a kind and caring Air Nomad monk, who is the guardian and best friend to Aang. He will be played by Lim Kay Siu.

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    Lim has had a successful career in Asian cinema and made the jump to Hollywood in Night Watch, where he starred alongside Pierce Brosnan and Alexandra Paul, and in Anna And The King.

    And last, but definitely not least is Commander Zhao — a scheming and ambitious Fire Nation military officer. He'll be played by Ken Leung.

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    Prior to landing the role of Commander Zhao, Ken appeared in Rush Hour, Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Saw, X-Men: The Last Stand and Inhumans.

    That about rounds up Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender cast. While there's no word yet on a release date, the streaming platform confirmed that production has started on the series — and also blessed us with some adorable photos of the cast together.


    LOOK AT THEM! Ahhhh.

    On starting production of the much-anticipated live-action adaptation, showrunner Albert Kim said: "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 ATLA using the most advanced techniques available to filmmakers anywhere in the world."


    So, hopefully this means it's a lot better than what we saw in the M. Night Shyamalan movie!

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting pretty damn excited to see this live-action come to life. But what do you think and what are your thoughts on the casting? Let us know in the comments.

    Also, I'm so keen to see who they announce as Toph, Azula and, of course, cabbage guy.