Netflix Adaptation of AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER Adds Elizabeth Yu As Azula
Netflix has added a few additions to the cast of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar The Last Airbender. Among the casting news, Elizabeth Yu will be portraying Azula. The brand new casting announcements also included an official character description for the new additions of the series. Check out the list below:
- Elizabeth Yu will play Azula, one of the series most beloved yet evil villains. Her description reads, “The intensely driven princess of the Fire Nation. A firebending prodigy and relentless perfectionist, she’ll stop at nothing to secure her position as the heir to the throne.”
- Maria Zhang will play Suki: “The intimidating leader of the Kyoshi Warriors, an elite female fighting force dedicated to protecting their community and upholding the ideals of their namesake, Avatar Kyoshi.”
- Tamlyn Tomita will play Yukari, a brand new character that could point towards the series spending more time with the Kyoshi Warriors and with Kyoshi Island. “Suki’s mother and the fiercely protective mayor of her small village on Kyoshi Island.”
- Yvonne Chapman will play Avatar Kyoshi, the earthbending Avatar of two lifetimes ago. “A legendary warrior revered for her bravery, fearsome fighting skills, and uncompromising dedication to the cause of justice.”
- Casey Camp-Horinek will play Gran Gran. “Katara and Sokka’s grandmother and the compassionate and wise matriarch of the Southern Water Tribe.”
They will join the previously announced cast members Fordan Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, and Dallas Liu as Zuko as well as Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Lim Kay Siu, and Ken Leung as Uncle Iroh, and Gyatso.
Albert Kim will be the showrunner for the series as well as executive produce and writer. Alongside Kim, Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, and Michael Goi will executive produce with Goi, Roseanne Liang, Jabbar Raisani, and Jet Wilkinson set to helm the series.
There is no official release date for the series, but production did begin last month in Vancouver.