Aubrey Plaza, James Remar And Lisa Edelstein Join The Cast Of ‘Legend Of Korra’ Book 2
Following last week’s announcement of Legend of Korra: Enhanced Experience, the free app that gives fans of the show an early look at the upcoming season, and the reveal of some of the upcoming characters for Book Two (or season two), Nickelodeon has now revealed some of the series new voice actors. Joining the cast are Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza, Dexter‘s James Remar, House‘s Lisa Edelstein, and more.
The Plaza news specifically is another entry on the absurdly long list of great voice casting decisions by Andrea Romano. Plaza has all but completely mastered the “I’m a mopey teenager, nothing impresses me, you’re all stupid and boring” voice that seems to be a perfect fit for the character of Eska, based on the description of her and her twin brother Desna, who’ll be voiced by Joan of Arcadia‘s Aaron Himelstein:
Korra’s cousins are sixteen year-old twins who have a strange connection and seem to communicate without saying a word. They’re both Waterbenders, and when they work together they can accomplish amazing feats, such as shooting entire icebergs at opponents. Korra has always found them incredibly annoying because they look down on her for being a rube from the South, even though she’s the Avatar.
Remar will play Tonraq, a powerful Waterbender who is also Korra’s father (pictured below), while Edelstein will voice Kya, Tenzin’s sweet-yet-impatient sister, and Aang and Katara’s daughter. Also joining the cast are John Michael Higgins (Best in Show) as the previously announced eccentric billionaire Varrick, and Adrian LaTourelle (Sons of Anarchy) as Korra’s uncle Unalaq, the Chief of the Northern and Southern Water Tribes. All this news comes just ahead of the SDCC Legend of Korra panel on Friday, July 19, from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in Ballroom 20.
[Via Entertainment Weekly]