Thursday, May 10, 2018

YouTube Red Renews 'Cobra Kai' for Season 2

Just a week after debuting on the streaming service, YouTube Red has renewed its original comedy series Cobra Kai for a second season. The Karate Kid sequel series will return for a new season in 2019.

The comedy stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Mary Mouser, Xolo Maridueña and Tanner Buchanan.

Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg created the series. They executive produce with Machhio, Zabka, James Lassiter and Caleb Pinkett. Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook Entertainment produce.

"This series had all of the right elements from the very beginning - compelling characters, a storied rivalry, and the talented original stars," said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. "The way viewers have embraced the new twist on this beloved franchise has been nothing short of amazing, and we're thrilled to partner with Sony TV, Overbrook and the extraordinary creative team led by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg to create a second season."