Following the production wrap on the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, Collider brings word that Netflix has welcomed the addition of James Sie, who is known as the original voice actor of the fan-favorite unnamed side character “the Cabbage Merchant.” The merchant’s cabbage cart always gets comically destroyed during various fight scenes throughout the animated series. Sie is set to reprise his role in the forthcoming live-action series adaptation for Netflix.
Besides the original animated series, Sie also voiced the character of the cabbage merchant’s son in Avatar: The Legend of Korra. He has been working as a voice actor since the early 2000s. Sie’s other animated TV credits include Justice League Unlimited, Jackie Chan Adventures, What’s New Scooby-Doo?, Danny Phantom, King of the Hill, The Replacements, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and more.
Based on Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender will be led by Filipino-Canadian actor Gordon Cormier (The Stand) as Aang, Kiawentiio (Anne with an E) as Katara, Ian Ousley (Physical) as Sokka, and Dallas Liu (PEN15) as Zuko. Joining them are Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao.
Additional cast includes Elizabeth Yu (All My Love) as Princess Azula, Maria Zhang as Kyoshi warrior Suki, C.S. Lee as Avatar Roku, Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue, A Martinez as Pakku, Yvonne Chapman (Kung Fu) as Avatar Kyoshi, Tamlyn Tomita (Cobra Kai) as Yukari, and Casey Camp-Horinek (Reservation Dogs) as Gran Gran.
The live-action series hails from Sleepy Hollow‘s Albert Kim, who is serving as the showrunner, writer, and executive producer. In his personal letter to fans, Kim went on to stress the importance of authenticity and representation, as well as the project’s huge responsibility to deliver a story that highlights Asian and Indigenous characters.
Netflix’s The Avatar: The Last Airbender series is executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore. It is being directed by Michael Goi, Roseanne Liang, and Jabba Raisaini, with Goi and Liang also serving as executive producers.