Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Lim Kay Siu, and Ken Leung officially joined the cast of Netflix live-action show Avatar: The Last Airbender, Netflix confirmed.
The production of the show is currently underway, and they joined the previously announced cast that includes: Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, and Daniel Dae Kim.
Netflix also confirmed that Paul Sun-Hyung Lee will play Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu will play Gyatso, and Ken Leung Commander Zhao. Daniel Dae Kim, who played General Fong in the original animated series, will now Fire Lord Ozai in this live-action incarnation.
Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series was produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios. The show debuted in February 2005, it aired 61 episodes through 3 seasons and it concluded in July 2008. The show received critical acclaim, and its popularity soared again after it was added to Netflix’s library. The animated show also had a sequel, Legend of Korra, which started four seasons in 2012 and concluded in 2014.
Netflix ordered a live-action remake in September 2018, but due to creative differences with original show’s creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who later departed the project, the production was put on hold until recently.
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world. The world is divided into four elemental nations: The Northern and Southern Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads.Avatar: The Last Airbender Synopsis