Dante Basco gave life to Zuko in the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and now leaves the character in the hands of Dallas Liu in the Netflix live action.
Netflix is preparing a live action of Avatar the last Airbender. The new series is inspired by the homonymous animated series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, which is also available on the platform.
A few weeks ago the production of the live action Avatar: The Last Airbender, and for the first time we were able to see the main cast of the series together. Gordon Cormier will take on the role of Avatar Aang, Kiawentiio will be the master of water Katara, Ian Ousley will put himself in the shoes of Sokka, Katara’s brother, and Dallas Liu will play Prince Zuko, from the Fire nation.
In the original animated series, the prince zuko was played by the actor Dante basco. In a recent question and answer session that Dante Basco conducted in FACTS 2021, spoke about his character and the conversations he had with Dallas Liu when passing the baton to play Prince Zuko.
“I just had a conversation with the new guy who plays Zuko on the TV show. Netflix -Dallas Liu- and we were talking about the character and, you know, I was passing the baton to him like: brother, it’s your turn to interpret him, however you want to interpret him”Shared Dante Basco.
Dante Basco assured that he would help Dallas liu in any way he needed, but he also told her that the character was now his: “I’ll tell you things about how I did it and it might help you on your journey, but ultimately, it’s your turn to interpret it however you want to interpret it, wherever that character crosses you.. “
Although Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan konietzko have abandoned this Netflix project in which they were initially involved, we hope that the story and its characters remain faithful to the series of Avatar the last Airbender. The words of the former prince Zuko could tell us that the adaptation is on the right track.