‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Adaptation Casts George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Danny Pudi and More

The gaang just got bigger for Netflix’s live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” 

Today, Sept. 27, Netflix announced that the adaptation has cast 20 new actors, including George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Danny Pudi. With the main trio of Aang, Katara, and Sokka being portrayed by Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio and Ian Ousley, Netflix has rounded out the supporting cast who will portray characters from the water, earth, fire and the extinct air kingdom.   

Ambudkar and Pudi will both play characters from the earth kingdom. Ambudkar will play King Bumi, the ancient ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu and Aang’s childhood friend, while Pudi will play The Mechanist, an inventor and engineer doing his best to raise his son Teo (Lucian-River Chauhan) in a war-torn world. Takei is cast as Koh, an ancient, predatory spirit from the Spirit World. The new additions join previously announced cast members Daniel Dae Kim, who will play Fire Lord Ozai, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh.

No date has been confirmed for the live-action adaptation. However if you want to relive the classic animated series in the meantime, feel free to stream it on Netflix and Paramount+.