Avatar: The Last Airbender's Supporting Cast Features a Star Trek Legend

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Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation has enlisted a subordinate of the USS Enterprise to support harmony betwixt the 4 nations. 

That's right: the streamer revealed Sept. 27 that Star Trek legend George Takei will beryllium starring successful the upcoming bid arsenic Koh, who's an ancient, predatory tone haunting the world. 

In the aforesaid announcement, Netflix shared the remainder of the supporting cast, which includes Teen Wolf's Arden Cho, who volition beryllium playing bounty huntsman June, Community alum Danny Pudi, who volition beryllium starring arsenic the mysterious "Mechanist" and Ghosts' Utkarsh Ambudkar arsenic the Earth Kingdom's ruler. 

The 4 articulation the antecedently announced formed members Gordon Cormier arsenic Aang, Kiawentiio arsenic Katara and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.

The archetypal animated series, which ran from 2005 to 2008 connected Nickelodeon, followed the communicative of a young lad named Aang who indispensable fulfill his destiny arsenic the Avatar, a.k.a. the lone idiosyncratic who tin crook each 4 elements. According to Netflix, the remake will grow connected this world, utilizing VFX exertion and longer episodes to turn existing storylines. The conception was antecedently adapted into a 2010 live-action movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Dev Patel and Nicola Peltz, though it was panned by critics and audiences alike. 

"A live-action mentation would found a caller benchmark successful practice and bring successful a full caller procreation of fans," showrunner Albert Kim noted successful an Aug. 2021 property release. "This was a accidental to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters arsenic living, breathing people. Not conscionable successful a cartoon, but successful a satellite that genuinely exists, precise akin to the 1 we unrecorded in."

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Though a merchandise day for the adaptation has not yet been announced, you tin drawback up connected the archetypal cartoon streaming connected Netflix and Paramount+.

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