A newly-released production still from The Legend of Korra season 3 shows familiar (and furry) faces.

As incredible as it seems, the long-awaited season 2 of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra is now officially last year’s news. But thankfully, the show’s creators know how to keep their fans happy with just enough information on The Legend of Korra season 3.

As has become his much-appreciated habit, co-creator Bryan Konietzko has shared another still image from production on The Legend of Korra season 3, which will be titled “Book 3: Change.” Writing on his Tumblr blog, Konietzko simply titled the shot, “Book 3 buddies,” and let the image speak for itself.

The Legend of Korra season 3 image

The new still shows fan-favorite earthbender Bolin alongside his pet fireferret Pabu, Korra’s polar bear dog Naga, and interestingly, Tenzin’s skybison Oogi. Though it’s great to see the animals aligned with Bolin, we can’t help but wonder why the whole cross-species lineup looks like they are caught in the act of totally judging us.

This still image is the second production photo shared by Konietzko from The Legend of Korra season 3. The first photo, shared earlier in December, features the inimitable (and sweaty) Lin Bei Fong. Somewhat sidelined in Book 2, the metalbending chief of police is promised to be at the forefront of events in Book 3.

Though no release date has been announced yet for The Legend of Korra season 3, it’s heartening to see that production seems to be moving at a good pace. Another recent post by Bryan Konietzko, recounting the Legend of Korra production team’s holiday hijinks, indicates that 2014 will be the last year of full production on the four-season animated series.

“We’ll be down to a skeleton crew by December 2014,” Konietzko wrote. “I am enjoying the company of these great folks between all the work, while it lasts.”

What do you think of the new image from ‘The Legend of Korra’ season 3?

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