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Live Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Show Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Netflix has announced an extensive cast list for the live action adaptation, including George Takei, Danny Pudi, Arden Cho, and more.


A huge new list of cast members has been announced for Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender project, including some big names and important characters. The new additions include George Takei, Prey's Amber Midthunder, Community's Danny Pudi, and many more.

Here are the full list of new cast members, and their roles as described in Netflix's press release.

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  • Amber Midthunder (Prey, Roswell) as Princess Yue, the compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe.
  • A Martinez (Cowboy Bebop, Ambulance) as Pakku, the veteran waterbending master of the Northern Water Tribe and a fierce defender of their traditions.
  • Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, The Stand) as Yagoda, an empathetic healer who serves as a role model for her tribe’s female waterbenders.
  • Joel Oulette (Trickster, Ruby and the Well) as Hahn, a strong and skilled warrior with an unwavering loyalty to his tribe.
  • Nathaniel Arcand (Heartland, FBI: Most Wanted) as Chief Arnook, father to Princess Yue and the respected leader of their tribe.
  • Meegwun Fairbrother (Burden of Truth, Mohawk Girls) as Avatar Kuruk, a previous Avatar with a haunted past.
  • Arden Cho (Partner Track) as June, a tough and persistent bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency.
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts, World’s Best) as King Bumi, the ancient and mercurial ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu.
  • Danny Pudi (Mythic Quest, Corner Office) as the Mechanist, an eccentric inventor and engineer who’s doing his best to raise his son in a war-torn world.
  • Lucian-River Chauhan (Encounter, Heartland) as Teo, the idealistic and high-flying son of the Mechanist.
  • James Sie (Stillwater) as the Cabbage Merchant, a long-suffering vegetable vendor in Omashu.
  • Momona Tamada (Secret Headquarters, One: Thunder God’s Tale) as Ty Lee, an energetic and upbeat teen and one of Princess Azula’s best friends.
  • Thalia Tran (Raya and the Last Dragon, Little) as Mai, an unflappable and deadpan teen who, along with Ty Lee, is one of Princess Azula’s closest allies.
  • Ruy Iskandar (Yes Day, Benders) as Lt. Jee, the first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship.
  • Hiro Kanagawa (Altered Carbon, The Man in the High Castle) as Fire Lord Sozin, the ruthless and ambitious previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai.
  • C.S. Lee (Dexter, Warrior) as Avatar Roku, a wise and benevolent past Avatar from the Fire Nation.
  • François Chau (The Expanse, American Gigolo) as The Great Sage, the venerated spiritual leader of the Fire Nation and guardian of Avatar Roku’s shrine.
  • Ryan Mah (The Good Doctor, Snowpiercer) as Lt. Dang, Commander Zhao’s second-in-command.
  • George Takei (Star Trek, Resident Alien) as the voice of Koh, an ancient, predatory spirit.
  • Randall Duk Kim (Kung Fu Panda, John Wick) as the voice of Wan Shi Tong, a spirit who appears in the form of a giant owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge.

The list includes characters from across The Last Airbender's expansive world, spanning the Water Tribe, Fire Nation, and Earth Kingdom, as well as two of the spirits from the mysterious and dangerous Spirit World. The characters also span multiple seasons of the original animated series, though it's not clear if all of them will be appearing in the Netflix show's first season.

George Takei, who will be providing the voice for the dangerous spirit Koh, had a cameo voice role in the animated series, playing the warden of a Fire Nation prison rig. Also returning from the original show is James Sie, who will be reprising his iconic role as the Cabbage Merchant.

The newly announced actors join a main cast consisting of Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko. The series' big bad, Fire Lord Ozai, will be played by Daniel Dae Kim, while a number of other secondary roles were announced last year.

The series started filming last year and wrapped in June 2022, with reports that each episode cost over $15 million to make. The first season will consist of eight hour-long episodes.

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