Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender adds three new cast members

This includes Kim’s Convenience's Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as fan-favourite Uncle Iroh

Three more cast members have joined Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee will play the wise and easy-going Uncle Iroh, a former Fire Nation general who serves as mentor to his exiled nephew Prince Zuko (Dallas Liu). 

Ken Leung will play the Fire Nation’s Commander Zhao, a “scheming and ambitious military officer” who is willing to use a meeting with Prince Zuko as leverage to advance his own goals. 

Finally Lim Kay Siu will play an Air Nomad monk named Gyatso, who acts as a guardian, father figure and friend to the young Avatar Aang (Gordon Cormier). 

The three actors will join the rest of the previously announced cast which along with Liu and Cormier, includes Kiawentiio and Ian Ousley as water tribe siblings Katara and Sokka and Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim as Zuko’s father the evil Fire Lord Ozai. 

Netflix has confirmed that Avatar: The Last Airbender has begun filming on a custom-built virtual production stage from Pixmondo using the same technology as theThe Mandalorian

According to the streaming giant, this will “set a new standard for immersive storytelling” allowing for CGI to be done in real time in the camera and combining different environments on a single stage. 

Albert Kim will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer with Michael Goi, Roseanne Liang and Jabbar Raisani set to direct. 

The creators of the original series Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were attached to the project but announced their departure last year due to creative differences.

You can stream the entirety of the animated Avatar: The Last Airbender and its equally excellent sequel series The Legend of Korra on Netflix now. 

Source: Deadline

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