Avatar: The Last Airbender cast: Who’s in the new Netflix show?

Avatar: The Last Airbender cast. Courtesy of Netflix.
Avatar: The Last Airbender cast. Courtesy of Netflix. /
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Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the most anticipated Netflix original series to be coming to the streamer in 2024. The beloved Nickelodeon series stole hearts back in the late aughts when it was a must-watch fantasy drama on the kids’ network.

Netflix’s adaptation of the series will be a live-action iteration that brings the cartoon to life for an attempt at success with Aang’s story outside of animation. 2010’s live-action film, directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, was panned and mired in controversy for poor storytelling and casting that didn’t properly reflect the diversity of its source material.

While co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have bowed out of the Netflix adaptation–citing a negative work environment that was not as collaborative as they had hoped–it does seem that Netflix is working to avoid the mistakes Shyamalan made at least in terms of the cast.

Fortunately, the casting for Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender has been more accurate so far as both Asian and indigenous actors have been cast in the main roles for the series. This has remained true with the rest of the cast.

Here’s the current cast list of the Netflix original series.

Avatar: The Last Airbender cast

Showrunner Albert Kim describes the live-action series as “a chance to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as living, breathing people. Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in.”

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Avatar: The Last Airbender. Gordon Cormier as Aang in episode 101 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023 /

Gordon Cormier as Aang

Gordon plays Aang. Aang is the protagonist in the series. According to Netflix’s description of Aang, he’s a “fearless, easygoing 12-year-old who is keeper of the world’s balance and peace.”

  • Birthday: Oct. 9, 2009
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Where have you seen him before? Get ShortyA Christmas MiracleLost in SpaceThe StandTeam Zenko Go,
  • Social media: Instagram
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Avatar: The Last Airbender. Kiawentiio as Katara in episode 101 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023 /

Kiawentiio as Katara

Katara is the last waterbender of her tribe. She joins Aang on his journey to end the war.

  • Birthday: April 28, 2006
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Where have you seen her before? Anne with an EBeans, Rutherford Falls
  • Social media: Instagram
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Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ian Ousley as Sokka in episode 101 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023 /

Ian Ousley as Sokka

Sokka is Katara’s older brother who also joins Aang on his mission.

  • Birthday: March 28, 2002
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Where have you seen him before? 13 Reasons WhyBig ShotPhysical
  • Social media: Instagram
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Avatar: The Last Airbender. Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko in episode 101 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023 /

Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko

Prince Zuko is the exiled and impatient 17-year-old crown prince of the Fire Nation. He’s determined to capture Aang to regain his honor.

  • Birthday: Aug. 21, 2001
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Where have you seen him before? Legendary DudasThe Who Was? ShowNo Good NickPlayersShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsPEN15The Slumber Party
  • Social media: Instagram

Here are more cast members and the characters they play:

  • Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh
  • Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai
  • Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso
  • Ken Leung as Commander Zhao
  • Elizabeth Yu as Azula
  • Maria Zhang as Suki
  • Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari (Suki’s mother and the mayor of a small village on Kyoshi Island)
  • Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi
  • Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran

Avatar: The Last Airbender cast: Water Tribe

Here are the actors playing members of the Water Tribe in the series via Netflix:

  • Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue – The compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe.
  • A Martinez as Pakku – The veteran waterbending master of the Northern Water Tribe and a fierce defender of their traditions.
  • Irene Bedard as Yagoda – An empathetic healer who serves as a role model for her tribe’s female waterbenders.
  • Joel Oulette as Hahn – A strong and skilled warrior with an unwavering loyalty to his tribe.
  • Nathaniel Arcand as Chief Arnook – Father to Princess Yue and the respected leader of their tribe.
  • Meegwun Fairbrother as Avatar Kuruk – A previous Avatar with a haunted past.

Avatar: The Last Airbender cast: Earth Kingdom

Here are the actors playing members of the Earth Kingdom in the series:

  • Arden Cho as June – A tough and persistent bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency.
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as King Bumi – The ancient and mercurial ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu.
  • Danny Pudi as the Mechanist – An eccentric inventor and engineer who’s doing his best to raise his son in a war-torn world.
  • Lucian-River Chauhan as Teo – The idealistic and high-flying son of the Mechanist.
  • James Sie as Cabbage Merchant – A long-suffering vegetable vendor in Omashu.

Avatar: The Last Airbender cast: Fire Nation

Here are the actors playing members of the Fire Nation in the series:

  • Momona Tamada as Ty Lee  – An energetic and upbeat teen and one of Princess Azula’s best friends.
  • Thalia Tran as Mai – An unflappable and deadpan teen who, along with Ty Lee, is one of Princess Azula’s closest allies.
  • Ruy Iskandar as Lt. Jee – The first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship.
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Fire Lord Sozin – The ruthless and ambitious previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai.
  • C.S. Lee as Avatar Roku – A wise and benevolent past Avatar from the Fire Nation.
  • François Chau as The Great Sage – The venerated spiritual leader of the Fire Nation and guardian of Avatar Roku’s shrine.
  • Ryan Mah as Lt. Dang – Commander Zhao’s second-in-command.

Avatar: The Last Airbender cast: Spirit World

Here are the actors playing members of the Spirit World in the series:

  • George Takei as the voice of Koh – An ancient, predatory spirit.
  • Randall Duk Kim as the voice of Wan Shi Tong – Appears in the form of a giant owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge.

We’ll keep you posted on more Avatar: The Last Airbender news as it comes in. Stay tuned to Netflix Life, your go-to site for all things Netflix from your favorite anime on the streamer to good shows in 2023 that you may have missed!

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