Meet the cast of our Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series! pic.twitter.com/EaPqmuo94e— Netflix (@netflix) August 12, 2021
This is an update from this post since this is an official confirmation from Netflix.
Lo and behold! Once again, AvatarNews_ has been proven to be right. Netflix has confirmed the cast for the main characters of their upcoming live-action series, Avatar: The Last Airbender:
-Aang (12) will be played by Gordon Cormier (12); He's a Filipino-Canadian actor whose credits include Lost in Space and The Stand
-Katara (14) will be played by Kiawentiio Tarbell (14); She's an Indigenous Mohawk actress whose credits include Anne with an E and the independent film Beans
-Sokka (16*) will be played by Ian Ousley (19); no information about his background but he's been on 13 Reasons Why and Physical
-Zuko (17*) will be played by Dallas Liu (20); He's a Chinese-Indonesian-American actor who's appeared on PEN15 and in the upcoming Shang-Chi
*Their ages in the animation are 15 and 16 respectively, but have been changed by one year for the live-action series.
-Showrunner Albert Kim has said the following about the direction of the show: "I also knew what I didn’t want to do. I didn’t want to change things for the sake of change. I didn’t want to modernize the story, or twist it to fit current trends. Aang is not going to be a gritty antihero..." - should we breather s sight of relief? Read more under the cut:
Showrunner and writer of the upcoming live action, Albert Kim, shared his thoughts on the upcoming series. pic.twitter.com/sLkursuAAF— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 12, 2021
Source: Netflix + 2
Make sure to check the actors ages before y'all start discussing ships and romance for this adaptation of a show where romance was never the main point, please.