Monday, June 22, 2020

'Cobra Kai' Moves From YouTube to Netflix for Season 3

After airing two successful seasons on YouTube, the original comedy series Cobra Kai will be moving exclusively to Netflix for its upcoming (already produced) third season. The first two seasons will be available on Netflix shortly, with the third slated to debut later this year.

30 years after the events of The Karate Kid, a now successful Daniel LaRusso struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence, who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo.

The comedy stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Xolo Maridueña, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo and Martin Kove.

Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg created the series. They executive produce with James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Susan Ekins. Macchio and Zabka serve as co-executive producers. Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook Entertainment produce.

"Making Cobra Kai has been a dream come true for us since day one," said Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg. "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."

"The appeal of The Karate Kid saga is timeless, and Cobra Kai picks up right where it left off without missing a beat," added Brian Wright, Vice President of Original Series, 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."