‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Season 2: After a Top-Notch Anime Adaptation, Netflix Sets Eye on a Special Casting for Future

Published 06/11/2024, 8:57 PM EDT

When Netflix released the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the world was captivated by the adventures of 12-year-old Aang. Despite being a live-action adaptation, the series delved into significant themes rarely explored in youth entertainment true to its parent sources, such as war, imperialism, totalitarianism, and free choice. While the original Avatar emphasized the power of benders, the Netflix remake is planning a groundbreaking casting choice for the future that defies traditional norms and expectations.

This unique casting comes with specific requirements and is planned for a character in the second season.

The special casting for Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2


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Netflix recently announced a casting call for the second season of the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, specifically for the fan-favorite character, the sassy blind earthbender Toph. Jenny Jue of Downtown Casting has taken over casting duties from Colloff/Nicolo Casting for the upcoming season. Jue posted the casting call flier for Toph on her Instagram, encouraging actors who are blind or have low vision to audition.


According to the flier, the character should be a blind, female, Asian teenager with a confident, and unfiltered personality. Dance and martial arts experience is a plus. These traits were highlighted in a short film directed by a stunt member of the Netflix crew showcasing Toph's skills that also went viral last year. Interestingly, Jenny Jue also cast the voice of adult Toph for the upcoming Avatar Studio feature film about Avatar Aang, which went to Donnie Quan.

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As Netflix continues to push boundaries with its unique casting choices, here is what is known about the upcoming season of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

All about Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2


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In March this year, Netflix confirmed that Avatar: The Last Airbender will return for two more seasons following the massive success of its initial installment. Jabbar Raisani and Christine Boyle will be taking over show-running duties from Albert Kim for the upcoming season. According to the recent flier, production is expected to begin in the fall of this year and will continue back-to-back with season 3 in Vancouver.

Knight Edge Media reports that Netflix will be shifting away from filming on The Volume for the upcoming seasons, opting instead for more traditional real-life sets. Moreover, Avatar: The Last Airbender is expected to return to the streamer sometime in 2026. Thus, with Netflix planning to break new ground with the forthcoming seasons, fans have even more reason to anticipate the next chapter with excitement.


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What do you think of Netflix's unique casting call for Toph for the upcoming season of Avatar: The Last Airbender? Let us know in the comments below!



Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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