Several weeks ago, those at Avatar News revealed that casting is currently underway for Azula in the first season of Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. While many fans want to know who will eventually join the cast as Toph, she never had a role in the first season. However, we get several cameo flashback scenes of Azula in the original series, which could be expanded upon in the live-action series.
A common misconception (due to the animated artwork) is that Azula was around the same age or older than Zuko. She was actually a child protege in the original series, around the same age as Katara (14). Recently, The Babysitters Club and The Boys star Momona Tamada has begun following several cast members (and official Avatar: The Last Airbender account) for the upcoming series on Instagram. Typically, this doesn’t mean anything, but the cast members did follow each other before the official Netflix announcement. Both stars Gordon Cormier and Kiawentiio, followed back Tamada as well. Tamada recently turned 15 and is of Japanese-Canadian descent like her potential on-screen brother Dallas Liu (Zuko). Again, Netflix has yet to announce Azula’s first season introduction officially, but this recent social media activity could give us a clue. Albert Kim (Nikita) has been tapped to showrun & produce the series. Production begins this November and runs through May 2022 in Vancouver.
Avatar: The Last Airbender will stream exclusively on Netflix in late 2022
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