Following the show’s huge popularity and fan following, Netflix swooped in and bought the first two seasons for its own streaming platform and has renewed the show for a third season. Season 1 and 2 will be available on Netflix shortly.
The web television series ‘Cobra Kai‘ picks up the story from the first original ‘The Karate Kid’ movie after 34 years. The show is an action-packed drama-comedy that premiered on Youtube’s paid service, Youtube Red, for its first and second seasons in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
- What can you expect from season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’?
- What has the story been so far?
- When will season 3 come out? Who will cast in it?
Following the show’s huge popularity and fan following, Netflix swooped in and bought the first two seasons for its own streaming platform and has renewed the show for a season 3. Season 1 and 2 will be available on Netflix shortly.
What can you expect from season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’?
Youtube Red’s flagship series ‘Cobra Kai’ has now been landed by Netflix and has become a Netflix original series. The first two seasons will stream on Netflix this year, followed by the third season which has been ordered by Netflix.
It is reported that nearly all the major streaming companies had shown interest in the show, but the showrunners committed to Netflix owing to their huge viewer base and worldwide presence.
The production team has said, “We are beyond excited to join our new partners at Netflix and we are looking forward to the show reaching the massive global audience who love this franchise as much as we do” in an interview with a leading magazine.
In season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’ fans speculate that Johnny and Daniel will have to put aside their differences and work together for the time being. The second season ended with both sensei realizing that their careers and their dojos have been upended with Daniel’s wife Amanda demanding that there be no more karate in their lives from that point onwards.
In the finale of season 2, Robby had told Johnny that they could learn a lot from each other; this might serve as a hint with regards to the season 3 plot.
Reports have confirmed that Daniel will surely head to Okinawa in season 3, to Mr Miyagi’s hometown, a place they had travelled together in the movie ‘The Karate Kid: Part 2‘. Adding on top of that, fans can expect to see more of both Mr Miyagi’s and Cobra Kai’s philosophy of martial arts during Daniel’s excursion to Okinawa.
What has the story been so far?
“The appeal of ‘The Karate Kid’ franchise is timeless, and ‘Cobra Kai’ picks up right where it left off without missing a beat. 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 we are thrilled to be its new home around the world”, said Brian Wright in an interview with a leading magazine.
‘Cobra Kai’ is based on the iconic movie ‘The Karate Kid’ and is set roughly 34 years after the events of the first movie franchise. Johnny Lawrence, the antagonist in the original movie, has moved on from his defeat at the All-Valley Karate Tournament, is in his 50s living in Los Angeles, works in construction, and has a son named Robby Keene.
Johnny is motivated to re-open the ‘Cobra Kai’ dojo initially to teach and practise martial arts with Miguel, his teenage neighbour who he defends from being bullied. Soon, Johnny takes up several students, all victims of bullying, under his tutelage at the ‘Cobra Kai’ dojo. This eventually leads to him rubbing against Daniel LaRusso, his old rival and now a successful car dealership owner.
The first season of ‘Cobra Kai’ became a massive hit, garnering more than 55 million views on Youtube for its pilot episode and was ranked as the sixth most searched for TV series in the year 2018 and also earned the Best Drama title and 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
When will season 3 come out? Who will cast in it?
The show has been officially renewed for a 3rd season by Netflix. This new season may drop anytime later this year or early next year although no official date has been given by Netflix.
The show will depend on season 2 stars to return for the next season. With no major cast changes being made, the major returning names being, Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Xolo Mariduena, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, and Mary Mouser.