Naturally, for a star of his stature, Daniel Dae Kim already has several intriguing projects coming up. The first of these is Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. Given his past history with the landmark animated franchise Nickelodeon, Kim was cast as the arch-villain of the Avatar Aang cycle, the terrible Fire Lord Ozai – a role he takes over from voice actor Mark. Hamill, nothing less.
In addition to the live-action “Avatar”, Kim is also adding to his increasingly impressive resume as a voice actor with a role in “Pantheon”. Described by Deadline as “AMC’s first prime-time hour-long animated drama series,” “Hall of Fame” lines up a truly impressive vocal cast, which so far includes Katie Chang, Paul Dano, Taylor Schilling, Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Ron Livingston, Anika Noni Rose, and Scoot McNairy, among others. Kim will be voicing David, the recently deceased father of protagonist Maddie (Chang). David became the world’s first “Uploaded Intelligence” as a result of “an experimental destructive brain scan,” and his relationship with his daughter will apparently provide most of the show. Created by Craig Silverstein, the sci-fi offering appears to be one of Kim’s most compelling projects to date. And, for an actor who is nearing the 30th year of his career, that says a lot.