After making fans wait for years, Netflix has finally announced a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender following months of speculation and anticipation. The show has a pretty diverse cast and now, two other actors, namely Rohain Arora and John Ray DyBuco have joined the cast.
Based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon which was then adapted by M Night Shyamalan into a much-hated film, Avatar: The Last Airbender has still managed to garner a lot of excitement and buzz among fans after securing its status as a cultural phenomenon.
Directed by Sleepy Hollow director Albert Kim, the Netflix series will star Gordon Cormier as Aang, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Kiawentiio as Katara and Daniel Dae Kim as Ozai, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Maria Zhang as Suki, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari, Casey Camp-Gorinek as Gran Gran etc.
Rohain Arora, best known as Tom Mitchell in The CW show Superman & Lois, will join DyBuco who has a background in singing and dancing but is set to make his debut appearance in the Netflix series. However, their roles have not yet been discerned. Whether they will be reprising characters from the anime or playing new characters has not yet been announced.
The Netflix series was originally meant to be created by the original creators, namely Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who later announced in 2020 their detachment from the project.
Besides Albert Kim, the series will be helmed by Michael Goi from American Horror Story, Lindsey Liberatore from The Day After Tomorrow and The Lego Movie’s Dan Lin.
The series is expected to wrap up production in June 2022. While it has not appeared in Netflix’s slate of animated title releases this year, fans are hopeful for a premiere in the near future.