Kim’s Conveneince Star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee Cast as Uncle Iroh in Upcoming Avatar Live-Action Series

Lee is joined by Ken Leung and Lim Kay Siu in an already exciting cast.



We won’t lie- a live-action ATLA series has us nervous. Like, really nervous. But the one thing we aren’t worried about is the excellent cast, joined now by a handful of excellent choices for some rather compelling characters. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee himself took to Twitter earlier today to confirm the news himself.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is best known for his role in the popular Canadian series Kim’s Convenience as Appa (Korean term for dad/father, not the flying bison) but has made his way into other high-profile media like The Mandalorian. Joining Lee is also Ken Leung as Commander Zhao and Lim Kay Siu as the Air Nomad Gyatso.

image courtesy of Variety

Sure, the idea of a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series might leave you a little queezy in the gut but you have to admit that this is some pretty solid casting so far. With the above joining the likes of Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, the show is certainly shaping up to be something seriously worth watching.

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