Karate Kid spinoff series Cobra Kai has found a new streaming home…
Back when Karate Kid TV project Cobra Kai was just kicking off, Netflix was very keen to acquire it. The streamer lost the show to YouTube, but now that YouTube doesn’t want it anymore, Netflix has finally managed to snag it. Seasons 1 and 2 were made available on Netflix UK on Friday August 28th, and the upcoming third season will be along on January 8, 2021, it’s been confirmed.
Netflix has also revealed that the show has been renewed for a fourth season, too!
See a first teaser trailer for season 3 below…
In the popular series, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka return to their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, continuing the Karate Kid saga. Cobra Kai picks up thirty years after The Karate Kid and follows a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence as he seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
“The appeal of the Karate Kid saga is timeless, and Cobra Kai picks up right where it left off without missing a beat,” said Brian Wright of Netflix. “The rivalry between Daniel and Johnny is one for the ages, and the show has a ton of heart and is a lot of fun. We can’t wait to introduce a new generation of fans to Cobra Kai and are thrilled to be its new home around the world.”
“We are so proud of Cobra Kai and are overwhelmed by the massive fan response to the series. Josh, Jon, Hayden, Ralph, William and the entire cast have done such a brilliant job with this sensational series and the huge audience reaction and sentiment for it is a testament to that,” said Sony TV president Jeff Frost. “We are very thankful to our partners at Netflix and couldn’t be more elated that they have become the new home for this epic saga.”
“Making Cobra Kai has been a dream come true for us since day one,” said the show’s executive producers. “We are thankful for the tireless dedication of Jeff Frost, Chris Parnell, Jason Clodfelter, Karen Tatevosian, and all our partners at Sony for finding us a new home where we can not only continue the series, but also explore opportunities to further expand The Karate Kid universe. We are beyond excited to join our new partners at Netflix and look forward to the show reaching the massive global audience who loves this franchise as much as we do.”