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Hawaii Five-0’s Daniel Dae Kim announces role in new Netflix show

Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim has confirmed his involvement in Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender adaptation – and he’s revealed who he’s playing, too.

The actor from Lost shared a semi-cryptic GIF on Twitter Wednesday (3/11) of a silhouetted cartoon character surrounded by flames. “It’s getting hot in here…”He tweeted, before giving his followers clues with the hashtags ‘Avatar’And ‘Ozai’.

Before long, fans deduced that he must be playing villain Fire Lord Ozai in the streaming service’s upcoming series.

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“You sir, are going to absolutely kill it,”One tweeter responded, and another said: “Oh my god, this is legit fantastic casting!!”

According to TV Line, the platform’s version of the character is described as the “ruthlessly-driven leader of the Fire Nation who demands everyone live up to his impossible standards, especially his teen son, Prince Zuko”.

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The description continues: “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.”

Kim, who is no stranger to the Avatar universe, having voiced General Fong on the original animated series and Horishi Sato in Nickelodeon’s follow-up outing The Legend of Korra, joins existing cast members Dallas Liu (as Zuko), Kiawentiio Tarbell (as Katara), Ian Ousley (Sokka) and Gordon Cormier (Aang).

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Albert Kim, who worked previously on shows like Leverage and Sleepy Hollow, is onboard as showrunner.

Kim has appeared in a variety of titles throughout his career including Insurgent and Allegiant movies, Hellboy and 24, and medical dramas ER and The Good Doctor.

Avatar: Last Airbender will air on Netflix

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