Netflix has introduced that manufacturing has begun in Vancouver on the live-action epic journey Avatar: The Final Airbender, primarily based on the animated sequence from Nickelodeon. Filming for the sequence will happen in a brand new, custom-built facility utilizing a few of the identical cutting-edge know-how that was used for Netflix’s The Midnight Sky and 1899, and Disney’s The Mandalorian.
The state-of-the-art stage, designed and operated by Pixomondo (PXO) Digital Manufacturing, is 84 toes throughout and 28 toes excessive with 23,000 sq. toes of stage area and greater than 3,000 LED Panels, making it one of many largest digital manufacturing volumes in North America. The stage permits for visible results to be accomplished in real-time in-camera, combining a number of environments on a single stage, setting a brand new normal for immersive storytelling.
“We’re thrilled to start out manufacturing on this unimaginable mission, and we’re particularly excited to work with the technology-benders at PXO to create the wondrous world of Avatar: The Final Airbender utilizing essentially the most superior methods obtainable to filmmakers anyplace on this planet,” commented showrunner, govt producer and author, Albert Kim.
Avatar: The Final Airbender will likely be an genuine adaptation of the award-winning Nickelodeon animated sequence Avatar: The Final Airbender reimagined as a live-action journey. Kim (Sleepy Hole, Nikita) serves as showrunner, govt producer, and author. Alongside Kim, Rideback’s Dan Lin (The Lego Film, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) function govt producers in addition to Michael Goi (Swamp Factor, American Horror Story). Goi, Roseanne Liang (additionally a co-executive producer), Jabbar Raisani and Jet Wilkinson direct.
Netflix additionally introduced furthering casting for the sequence together with:
- Paul Solar-Hyung Lee (he/him; Kim’s Comfort, The Mandalorian) will play Uncle Iroh, a retired Fireplace Nation normal and the clever and nurturing mentor to his hot-headed nephew, Prince Zuko.
- Lim Kay Siu (he/him; Anna and The King, Nightwatch) will play Gyatso, a form and caring Air Nomad monk who’s the guardian, father determine and finest good friend to Aang.
- Ken Leung (he/him; Star Wars: The Power Awakens, Business) will play Commander Zhao, a scheming and impressive Fireplace Nation army officer who’s wanting to leverage an sudden encounter with a determined Prince Zuko to advance his private objectives.
The brand new forged joins beforehand introduced actors Gordon Cormier as Aang; Kiawentiio as Katara; Ian Ousley as Sokka; Dallas Liu as Zuko; and Daniel Dae Kim as Fireplace Lord Ozai.