The last season of The Legend of Korra ended with Korra defeating the spirit of chaos and darkness and restoring balance to the world. How do you top that?
Well, plenty, as we can see in the new trailer for Book 3: Changes (the series refers to its seasons as “books”). At this point in the story, Korra’s lost the link between her past Avatar lives and left open the bridge between the human world and the spirit world, so there’s plenty of room for new narrative material. Now that the bridge is open, people and ghostly, creature-like spirits coexist. Curiously, the new trailer doesn’t have much of that — you’d think humans and giant bunnies would be hanging out everywhere.
But the new trailer, even though it’s completely wordless, is still revealing. Book One: Air took place almost entirely in Republic City, and Book 2: Spirits expanded to the different water tribes and to, of course, the spirit world. One of the most exciting things about the new series is seeing the characters travel around the world and seeing how much has changed in the 70 years since Avatar: The Last Airbender happened. Ren and Shaw, the dragons from the original series, was one of the more exciting parts of the first series, and the species was supposed to be near extinction, so it’s cool to see a dragon on screen, and — wait, was that a flying whale?