Netflix’s Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Show Has Started Filming

Production has started on Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s much-loved animated fantasy series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The streaming giant confirmed that filming is underway in Vancouver, in what is described as “a virtual production stage which allows for visual effects to be done in real time in camera, combining multiple environments on a single stage.”

Three new cast members have also been announced. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (The Mandalorian) will play Uncle Iroh, “the wise and nurturing mentor to his hot-headed nephew, Prince Zuko.” Lim Kay Siu (Anna and the KIng) plays Gyatso, “a kind and caring Air Nomad monk,” while Ken Leung (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) plays Commander Zhao, “a scheming and ambitious Fire Nation military.”

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These new stars join the several cast members who were previously announced. Earlier this month it was revealed that Daniel Dae Kim (Hellboy) will play the show’s main villain, Fire Lord Ozai. Other actors include Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko.

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Author: Dan Auty