Avatar, the Last Airbender: Netflix’s live-action series has found its Lord Ozai

Daniel Dae Kim
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He joins the cast which already features the performers of Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko.

The Netflix series Avatar, the last airbender, announced in 2018 and adapted from the cartoon, is becoming clearer. Indeed, a new character has found his interpreter: it is Lord Ozai, father of Zuko and Azula and king of the Fire Nation. This is the actor Daniel Dae Kim, known for his roles in Lost and Hawaii Five-O, who will play the tyrannical king in this new twist in the franchise Avatar.

He is described by Netflix as a monarch who “demands that everyone conform to his impossible standards, especially his teenage son Prince Zuko. Ozai’s will to conquer and unite the world under the reign of the firebender is a family burden; he believes that it is his destiny to end a war started by his ancestors. “

To note that Daniel Dae Kim This is not his first attempt in the world of the Four Nations, since the actor had previously lent his voice to General Fond in an episode of the original animated series and in a video game adaptation, as well as to Hiroshi Sato in The legend of Korra.

Kim joins the already packed cast with Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka and Dallas Liu as Zuko. They will all be led by new showrunner Albert Kim, along with Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore and Michael Goi. He replaces the original creators of Avatar, Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who left the project after creative differences.

As a reminder, this adaptation is not the first to want to do live-action with the universe of Avatar: M. Night Shyamalan had directed in 2010 the film The last air Master.

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