It looks like Amber Midthunder might be going from Comanche warrior to Northern Water Tribe royalty! The Prey star has reportedly joined the cast of the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series as Princess Yue!
The intel comes from Avatar News, which reveals that Amber Midthunder has been chosen to play Princess Yue in the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series. Midthunder is known for her roles in shows like Legion and Roswell, New Mexico. As a member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe, she was perfectly cast as the lead protagonist Naru in the Predator prequel film Prey.
We're loving the idea of Midthunder being a part of the Netflix show. However, it is important to remember that filming for the series has almost concluded. In addition to that, the casting has not yet been officially announced so it's best to take this with a grain of salt.
In the meantime, the new live-action series is not the only major project for Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was previously reported that there are three films in development at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon. The new projects will be set in the Avatar universe and are expected to be completely new stories.
The first of the Avatar: The Last Airbender will be directed by the show's former storyboard artist and supervising producer Lauren Montgomery while co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino have been confirmed to produce the untitled feature with longtime producing partner Eric Coleman. The new movie will be produced under Avatar Studios, which was formed in 2021 under Nickelodeon.
The Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series has almost completed production but has not yet been given an official release date. In the meantime, Amber Midthunder springs into action as a Comanche warrior in the Predator prequel film Prey, which is set to premiere on Hulu on August 5, 2022.