'Avatar: The Last Airbender' sequel series 'The Legend of Korra' surprised us all with the recent announcement that Nickelodeon would air the Book 3 premiere this coming Friday, June 27.Now the first five minutes of 'The Legend of Korra' season 3 episode "A Breath of Fresh Air" are available to watch right now.

Picking up after the spirit-filled events of the season 2 finale, 'The Legend of Korra' picks up with Bumi (Richard Riehle) discovering some previously unknown talents when pushed into a corner. Elsewhere, Korra fails to curb the outbreak of a mysterious spiritual vine weeding through Republic City, putting her at odds with both the President and the public at large.

Meanwhile, here's what Nickelodeon had to say of the dual installments comprising the season 3 premiere this Friday (three if you count "The Earth Queen"):

“A Breath of Fresh Air”: After the events of Harmonic Convergence, 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.

“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.

'The Legend of Korra' season 3 will take off this July 4 weekend, before settling into its proper timeslot of 8:00 p.m. on July 11, but what are you waiting for? Check out the first five minutes of 'Book 3: Changes' at the link below, and tell us what you want to see from 'The Legend of Korra' in the comments!

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