Legend of Korra fans, the wait is nearing its end, and we’ve got some casting news for book 2 of the hit series. Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Lisa Edelstein (House), and James Remar (Dexter), and more have been recruited to play characters appearing in the second season.
Head under the cut for the who’s who!
We all know that one of the most anticipated character introductions for the new book is that of Aang and Katara’s other kids, Bumi and Kya. Bumi appeared briefly at the end of Book 1, but now we’ll be seeing all three together at last! Edelstein (who you might know as Lisa Cuddy from House) will be taking on the role of Kya, Aang and Katara’s sole daughter. She’s a waterbender, and is, according to Entertainment Weekly, “sweet-yet-impatient”.
Plaza (who, in addition to being on Parks and Recreation was also Julie in Scott Pilgrim) will be playing Eska– one half of a pair of waterbending twins who are Korra’s cousins. The other twin, Eska’s brother Desna, will be played by Aaron Himelstein (Joan of Arcadia).
Remar will be taking on the roll of Korra’s father, Tonraq. We saw him briefly in the first book, but now he’s returning and bringing along Unalaq, Korra’s uncle and chief of the Northern and Southern water tribes, to be played by Sons of Anarchy‘s Adrian LaTourelle. Apparently Unalaq will be seeking Korra’s help in the coming episodes, though what he needs help with is still under wraps.
Also set to appear in Book 2 is an “eccentric capitalist” and “biz-bender” (whatever that means) named Varrick.
Book 2 will begin six months after Korra’s defeat of Amon and the Equalists. In the coming 14-episodes, she will have to get in touch with her spiritual side as the material and spiritual planes begin to collide.
Expect to see Book 2 out later this year, and expect to see the creators of Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender at SDCC.
(via Entertainment Weekly)