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Netflix Announces Fresh Cast Photos and Teasers For Avatar: The Last Airbender

In celebration of the Winter Solstice, Netflix unveiled a series of new photos showing off the live-action cast of the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender adaptation.

Although this is not the first teaser to be made public, viewers of the animated series will be seeing characters like June and Jet in a live-action setting for the first time. 

In the new series, Sebastian Amoruso will play Jet, and Arden Cho, who is well-known for his recurring roles on Chicago Med and Teen Wolf, will play June.

For those who are not familiar with the original Nickelodeon program, Zuko, the oldest child of Fire Lord Ozai, hires June—a morally dubious bounty hunter—to find the Avatar. 

Conversely, Jet is the twig-chewing leader of the Freedom Fighters, a group of Earth Kingdom refugees, who has long-harbored a vendetta against the Fire Nation after his parents were murdered by firebenders.

A few other well-liked supporting characters are also introduced in the new pictures, including Kanna, whom her grandchildren Sokka and Katara lovingly refer to as “Gran Gran.” 

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Gran Gran is one of the elders of the Southern Water Tribe and a gifted healer, but she is not a bender. In a different picture, Tamlyn Tomita played Kyoshi Island’s mayor and Yukari’s mother, Suki.

Last but certainly not least, it looks like The Mechanist is getting some well-deserved screen time in the upcoming adaptation. 

A recently disclosed photo provided a first look at Danny Pudi’s character, the Earth Kingdom inventor—complete with an apron.

Gordon Cormier as the show is titular Avatar, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Maria Zhang as Suki, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Daniel Dae Kim as Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao are all featured in an earlier set of photos that were released along with the teaser trailer.

Whispers of Revolution

Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix will follow Aang on his quest to master the four elements—earth, fire, water, and air—in order to defend the nations of the world against the despotic rule of Fire Lord Ozai, much like its predecessor did. 

The young Avatar reincarnate must ask for assistance from gullible mentors in order to become an expert at manipulating all four elements because the future of humanity is in his hands.

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Following the departure of the 2005 series’ creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, from the new program, he was brought in to work on the project in 2021.

Rideback’s Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore are working with Kim as executive producers on the live-action adaptation, as well as Jabbar Raisani and Michael Goi. 

Along with Roseanne Liang, Jet Wilkinson’s co-executive producer, Raisani and Goi also directed the series. Netflix will debut the eight one-hour episodes of the pilot season of the show on February 22.

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