Nickelodeon, as you can recall, has announced its push to get the franchise a new lease of life with many productions underway. And one of those productions is beginning to bear fruit. The Netflix-destined live-action series – Avatar: The Last Airbender – has announced its casting of three pivotal roles that will help shape the narrative.
Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (known for his roles in productions like Kim’s Convenience and The Mandalorian) will play Uncle Iroh, a retired Fire Nation general and the wise and nurturing mentor to his hot-headed nephew, Prince Zuko.
Lim Kay Siu (known for starring in Anna and The King and Nightwatch) will play Gyatso, a kind and caring Air Nomad monk who is the guardian, father figure and best friend to Aang.
Actor Ken Leung (known for his roles starring in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Industry) will play Commander Zhao, a scheming and ambitious Fire Nation military officer who’s eager to leverage an unexpected encounter with a desperate Prince Zuko to advance his personal goals.
Now not much is known plotwise, as production has just started. But if it is anything remotely close to our hypothetical, we’ll be happy.