Daniel Dae Kim to play Fire Lord Ozai in Netflix's live-action series Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    Daniel Dae Kim confirms he’ll play Fire Lord Ozai in Netflix’s live-action series Avatar: The Last Airbender


    Netflix announced Wednesday that Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim has been cast as the ruthless leader Fire Lord Ozai in its live-action reimagined series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

    The 53-year-old SAG Award winner – who boasts 1.7M social media followers – confirmed the news on Instagram writing: ‘It’s gettin’ hot in here… #avatar #ozai.’

    Daniel’s post received congratulatory comments from Emily in Paris star Ashley Park, This Is Life host Lisa Ling, The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong, and 13 Reasons Why actor Ross Butler.  

    New gig! Netflix announced Wednesday that Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim has been cast as the ruthless leader Fire Lord Ozai in its live-action reimagined series, Avatar: The Last Airbender

    New gig! Netflix announced Wednesday that Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim has been cast as the ruthless leader Fire Lord Ozai in its live-action reimagined series, Avatar: The Last Airbender

    The Fire Nation boss was previously voiced by Star Wars icon Mark Hamill in the original Nickelodeon animated series, which aired for three seasons spanning 2005-2008.

    In fact, Kim voiced General Fong in a 2006 episode of the show as well as in the 2007 video game.

    Kiwi star Cliff Curtis played Fire Lord Ozai in M. Night Shyamalan’s dismally-reviewed 2010 movie The Last Airbender, which earned $319.7M at the box office despite outrage over whitewashed leads.

    The Korean-born, Pennsylvania-raised actor’s mighty character is also the father of Prince Zuko (Dallas Liu) and Princess Azula.  

    The 53-year-old SAG Award winner - who boasts 1.7M social media followers - confirmed the news on Instagram writing: 'It's gettin' hot in here… #avatar #ozai'

    The 53-year-old SAG Award winner – who boasts 1.7M social media followers – confirmed the news on Instagram writing: ‘It’s gettin’ hot in here… #avatar #ozai’

    'Nice!' Daniel's post received congratulatory comments from Emily in Paris star Ashley Park, This Is Life host Lisa Ling, The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong, and 13 Reasons Why actor Ross Butler

    ‘Nice!’ Daniel’s post received congratulatory comments from Emily in Paris star Ashley Park, This Is Life host Lisa Ling, The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong, and 13 Reasons Why actor Ross Butler

    ‘Fire Lord Ozai demands everyone live up to his impossible standards, especially his teenaged son,’ read the character description – according to Deadline.

    ‘Ozai’s drive to conquer and unite the world under firebender rule is a family burden -he believes that it’s his destiny to finish a war started by his ancestors.’

    Showrunner Albert Kim’s Avatar: The Last Airbender – streaming next year – will also star Kiawentiio Tarbell as Katara, Gordon Cormier as Aang, and Ian Ousley as Sokka.   

    OG: The Fire Nation boss (L) was previously voiced by Star Wars icon Mark Hamill in the original Nickelodeon animated series, which aired for three seasons spanning 2005-2008

    OG: The Fire Nation boss (L) was previously voiced by Star Wars icon Mark Hamill in the original Nickelodeon animated series, which aired for three seasons spanning 2005-2008

    Watch the throne: Kiwi star Cliff Curtis (R) played Fire Lord Ozai in M. Night Shyamalan's dismally-reviewed 2010 movie The Last Airbender, which earned $319.7M at the box office despite outrage over whitewashed leads

    Watch the throne: Kiwi star Cliff Curtis (R) played Fire Lord Ozai in M. Night Shyamalan’s dismally-reviewed 2010 movie The Last Airbender, which earned $319.7M at the box office despite outrage over whitewashed leads

    Concept art: Showrunner Albert Kim's Avatar: The Last Airbender - streaming next year - will also star Dallas Liu, Kiawentiio Tarbell, Gordon Cormier, and Ian Ousley

    Concept art: Showrunner Albert Kim’s Avatar: The Last Airbender – streaming next year – will also star Dallas Liu, Kiawentiio Tarbell, Gordon Cormier, and Ian Ousley

    Daniel (born Kim Dae-hyun) will next play FBI Special Agent Matthew Ryker in James V. Hart’s six-episode drama The Hot Zone: Anthrax, which premieres November 28 on National Geographic.

    ‘If this show were being made 10 years ago, I could guarantee you that a face like mine, wouldn’t be the FBI agent leading this investigation,’ Kim told People last month.

    ‘To me, that’s a real sign of progress.’

    Premieres November 28 on National Geographic! The Korean-born, Pennsylvania-raised actor will next play FBI Special Agent Matthew Ryker in James V. Hart's six-episode drama The Hot Zone: Anthrax alongside Dawn Olivieri (M) and Dylan Baker (R)

    Premieres November 28 on National Geographic! The Korean-born, Pennsylvania-raised actor will next play FBI Special Agent Matthew Ryker in James V. Hart’s six-episode drama The Hot Zone: Anthrax alongside Dawn Olivieri (M) and Dylan Baker (R)

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