- Netflix released first-look images of the Fire Nation in their upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- The images showcase key characters from the Fire Nation, including Prince Zuko, General Iroh, Azula, Fire Lord Ozai, and Commander Zhao.
- The show follows the journey of the Avatar, Aang, who must use his ability to control all four elements to save the world from the Fire Nation’s takeover.
New first-look images showcase the Fire Nation in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Netflix’s upcoming live-action show is an adaptation of the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon of the same name. Set in a world with “benders” who can control the elements fire, water, earth, and air, it follows the reincarnated Avatar Aang (Gordon Cormier), who can bend all four elements and emerges after being frozen for a century. Along with his new friends, waterbender Katara (Kiawentiio Tarbell) and her brother Sokka (Ian Ousley), he must harness the elements to save the world from being taken over by the Fire Nation
Netflix has unveiled new first-look images from the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender. The gallery of new images includes a brand-new look at two of the show’s main characters from the Fire Nation, the disgraced Prince Zuko (Dallas Liu) who seeks redemption by capturing the Avatar, and his uncle and mentor General Iroh (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee). The recurring Fire Nation characters that fill out the rest of the images include Zuko’s whip-smart sister Azula (Elizabeth Yu), their ruthless father Fire Lord Ozai (Daniel Dae Kim), and Zuko’s rival Commander Zhao (Ken Leung). Check out the gallery below:
Where You Know the Fire Nation Cast From Avatar: The Last Airbender
Like the majority of the young stars in the Avatar: The Last Airbender cast, the actors playing Zuko and Azula are relative unknowns. In fact, Yu’s first onscreen credit came in 2022, though she has already nabbed a role in the buzzy Todd Haynes movie May December, which is coming to Netflix this November. Liu has had a slightly longer career, having first appeared onscreen in 2009’s Tekken, following that up with roles in Bones, PEN15, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
While it is providing many of its young stars with a huge opportunity, Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender has brought on more seasoned performers for the adult roles. For instance, Ken Leung has been working for decades. After making a splash as Sang in 1998’s Rush Hour, he went on to star in movies including Red Dragon, Saw, X-Men: The Last Stand, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Old, alongside television shows such as The Night Shift and Industry.
Dae Kim, who is getting a chance to show off his villainous side, is perhaps the best-known of the bunch thanks to his roles on the prominent shows Lost and Hawaii Five-0. However, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee also scored a recent major hit playing Appa in the Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience. With these veteran performers filling out the world of the Fire Nation in Avatar: The Last Airbender, the show will likely have the sense of gravitas required to highlight just how much of a threat they are to the rest of the world and the balance of the elements.