Netflix is getting ready to bring the beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, to life in a new live-action adaptation. In a series of exciting first-look images, the streaming giant has revealed the live-action versions of several key characters from the powerful Fire Nation.
The images showcase the talented cast, including Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as General Iroh, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula, and Dallas Liu who will portray Prince Zuko. Take a look at the photos below:
The show is being led by showrunner and executive producer Albert Kim, who aims to capture the spirit of the original series while offering a fresh take for the audience. Kim is supported by a talented team including directors Jabbar Raisani and Michael Goi, and co-executive producer and director Roseanne Liang. The series follows Aang, the last Airbender, on his journey to become the Avatar, the world’s only hope in restoring peace and balance amidst the chaos caused by the Fire Nation.
What is Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ About?
The synopsis for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender reads: “The four nations once lived in harmony, with the Avatar, master of all four elements, keeping peace between them. But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked and wiped out the Air Nomads, the first step taken by the Firebenders towards conquering the world. With the current incarnation of the Avatar yet to emerge, the world has lost hope.
However, hope arises when Aang, a young Air Nomad and the last of his kind, awakens to take his rightful place as the next Avatar. Alongside his new friends Sokka and Katara, siblings and members of the Southern Water Tribe, Aang embarks on a thrilling and action-packed quest to save the world and fight against the fearsome Fire Lord Ozai. But with the driven Crown Prince Zuko determined to capture them, it won’t be an easy task. They’ll need the help of many allies and colorful characters they meet along the way.”
Netflix has had both successes and failures in the realm of live-action adaptations. The recent well-received adaptation of One Piece brings hope, but with the high standards set by the original animated series of Avatar: The Last Airbender, this upcoming project is sure to face intense scrutiny.