After some blood, sweat and tears, a release date for The Legend of Korra season 3 has officially been announced. According to IGN, the third season of The Legend of Korra will premiere Friday, June 27th at 7 pm on Nickelodeon. In case it hasn’t already occurred to you, that’s a week from today. On Friday, June 27th, Nickelodeon will premiere the first two episodes: A Breath of Fresh Air and Rebirth of a Nation. IGN reports that there will be a special bonus presentation of the third episode, The Earth Queen, at 8 pm – meaning that Friday will premiere three episodes. There will be a break the week after for the Fourth of July holiday and episodes will resume the following Friday, July 11th at its regular time slot, 8 pm.
In Book 3’s first episode, A Breath of Fresh Air, Avatar Korra discovers that her decision to leave the spirit portals open has unexpected consequences. Wild spirit vines have overgrown Republic City and Airbenders are suddenly popping up across the four nations. In Book 3’s second episode, Rebirth of a Nation, Korra, Tenzin and Team Avatar search for new Airbenders in an effort to recruit them and rebuild the Air Nation. Meanwhile, a band of sinister criminals are organizing to hunt down the Avatar themselves.
A 5 minute sneak peek from Book 3’s first episode, A Breath of Fresh Air, can be found below. The clip depicts Korra and Tenzin traversing through the vine-infested Republic City and Bumi airbending for the first time.