The Long wait of three years, nearly over. Netflix‘s live-action show Avatar: The Last Air-bender finalizes its primary cast. The Original Animated Series was released back then on 21st February 2005, something around 15 years ago. Avatar: The Last Airbender is also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang. Nickelodeon produced the American Animated Series. Avatar: The Last Airbender was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko alongside the head writer Aaron Ehasz.
The Series falls into the category of Action, Fantasy, Comedy-Drama, and Adventure. It has an IMDB rating of 9.3/10 and has received 97% of Rotten Tomatoes. Surprisingly, many kids, teenagers, and even adults are addicted to this Series as it has 96% of viewers who liked the show.
The Animated Series had the voice-over of Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whiteman, Dante Basco, Jack Desena, Jessie Flower, Dee Bradley Baker, Mako, Greg Baldwin, Grey DeLisle, and Mark Hamill. The Series is a total bundle of 3 Seasons consisting of 61 episodes.
Overview of the Animated Series “Avatar: The Last Airbender“
Avatar means an individual who can bend all the four elements, namely fire, air, water, and earth, which are present on the planet and who is responsible for maintaining balance and peace amongst the four nations and the Avatar himself will remain in a mixed state of both physical and spiritual.
The Story revolves around the young Avatar named Aang, who is afraid of the responsibilities, and as a result, he fled away from his home. When Fire Lord Sozin knows that Avatar should be an Air Nomad, he declared genocide. After around a century, two teenagers Katara and Sokka of the Southern Water Tribe discovered Aang and revived him.
The first season is all about Aang travelling with Sokka to the Northern Tribe Waters. The actual motive behind their voyage was that Aang wanted to learn the skill of waterbending to defeat the Fire Nation.
The Second Season is all about Aang learning the skill of earthbending from Toph Beifrong, a blind 12-year-old earthbending prodigy. Aang then continues to travel to seek the help of the Earth King so that they could attack the Fire Nation in the upcoming Solar Eclipse. Solar Eclipse because during that period, the fire benders will become powerless.
In the Third Season, Aang, along with his allies, successfully defeat the Fire Nation because of the advantage of the Solar Eclipse, but they were forced to surrender. Zuko then rescinds the Fire Nation and joins Aang to teach Firebending. Next, Aang trains himself to kill Ozai. One fine day when Sozin’s comet returns, Aang meets face to face with Ozai and uses his Avatar powers to kill Ozai. At last, war comes to an end when Zuko is crowned as the new Fire Lord.
The Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender
Netflix had ordered this particular live-action version of the original movie in September 2018. Netflix confirmed that Albert Kim had been appointed as the Executive Producer, Writer, and Showrunner. Albert Kim is famous for his earlier endeavours in Deadly Class, Nikita, and Sleepy Hollow. He is the representative of McKuin Frankel Whitehead and ICM. Dan Lin has been appointed as the Writer of the series alongside Lindsey Liberatore as the Executive Producer. Roseanne Liang and Jabbar Raisani will direct the show.
The Animated Series is critically acclaimed by many accolades such as Genesis Awards, prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, and Peabody Awards.
Albert Kim wrote in one of his blog posts about the significance of the genuineness for him. He also regards the importance of the Creative Team featuring the indigenous Asian characters working hard to develop the live-action movie Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Who is the Primary Cast Finalised For The live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Gordon Cormier, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, and Kiawenttio are selected as the main cast and perform in the lead roles.
Gordon Cormier will be seen playing the role of fun-loving, brave, and fearless Aang, who discovers that he is an Avatar- master in handling all the four elements and responsible for maintaining balance and peace amongst the four nations. Aang is an exceptional Airbending Prodigy who is reluctant to carry the burden of the duties. But, apart from all this, he’s still playful, adventurous, and heroic.
Cormier is known for his role in Netflix’s The Lost Space, Gabby Durran and The Unsitabbles, and the new TV adaptation of Turner and Hooch, which would stream on Disney TV Plus. He also worked in the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. He was also the lead actor in the series Zenko Go.
Ian Ousley will play Sokka’s 16-year-old sardonic and satirical brother who is brave and confident. He’s heroic as he took the responsibility of his tribe despite being ambiguous and doubtful about his abilities and strengths.
Ousley is famous for his recurring roles in Robby Corman Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. He also acted in the recurring role in John Stamos’ Big Shot series, which streamed on Disney TV Plus and ABC.
Kiawenttio will play the role of Katara, who is a hopeful and determined water bender. She happens to be the last water bender in her entire village. Katara is a 14-year-old, but she is enthusiastic and has endured massive personal tragedy, which is why her tremendous potential and outstanding warmth are clouded over nature.
Kiawenttio recently acted in a series that got a critical acclamation which is called Beans. She also acted as a recurring character in the comedy series The Rutherford Falls, directed by Peacock.
Dallas Liu will play the role of Zuko, an exceptionally trained and skilled firebender and the upcoming kind of Fire Nation. At first, he is the cautious and fierce Crown Prince of Fire Nation. Presently, he would be seen wandering around the world in exile. He is roaming around in search of the Avatar because he wants to capture him, thinking that it is the only way to live up to the ambitions of his vicious and cruel father, and in this process, he can relive and reclaim his life. Dallas Liu recently acted in the Hulu Comedy Series PEN15.
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