The live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series has officially concluded filming for the first season ahead of the show’s release on Netflix.
Lead star Gordon Cormier, 12, recently took to Instagram to share a snap showing him and the rest of the main cast forming a circle while looking down at the camera with silly expressions.
“Wazzz uppppp?” he wrote in the caption and tagged his co-stars Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley and Dallas Liu. He added the hashtags #vancouveracting, #hollywoodnorth, #avatarthelastairbender and #thegaang.
The post was Cormier’s way of celebrating the conclusion of filming for the first season of their highly-anticipated show, Collider reported Tuesday.
Filming for the live-action remake of Nickelodeon’s popular cartoon series officially started in November last year. The series was shot at Pixomondo’s custom-built virtual production facility in Vancouver, according to Backstage.
Cormier will play the titular last airbender Aang, who will be caught up in a series of adventures as he discovers his destiny of becoming the Avatar.
Kiawentiio, 16, and Ousley, 20, are portraying Aang’s close pals Katara and Sokka, respectively, who came from the Water Nation. On the other hand, Liu, 20, will be Aang’s rival-turned-friend from the Fire Nation, Zuko.
Joining the main quartet of the series are Daniel Dae Kim, who will portray Fire Lord Ozai, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who will bring life to Zuko’s beloved uncle, Iroh.
Other stars of the show include Lim Kay Siu, Casey Camp-Horinek, Yvonne Chapman, Elizabeth Yu, Maria Zhang, and Tamlyn Tomita.
Albert Kim is the writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series. He was tapped to join the project after the original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko backed out.
Aside from Kim, Dan Lin, Michael Goi, Roseanne Liang and Lindsey Liberatore are also executive producing.
Netflix has yet to announce the official release date of the series, but Epicstream.com suggested it could premiere either in late 2022 or in early 2023.
The original “Avatar” cartoon series premiered on Nickelodeon on Feb. 21, 2005, and ended its run on July 19, 2008. It spawned a spinoff series called “The Legend of Korra” in 2012.