If you haven’t seen Netflix’s newest series, Cobra Kai, what are you even doing with your life? Mother of Movies binge-watched this awesome Karate flavored story on the streamer, Netflix. Season 1 and 2 were over in the blink of a steely-eyed glare. The cast for Cobra Kai is a spectacular blend of old and new. In addition, the writing and casting, a stroke of genius. Flashbacks of the cult classic smash film from the 80s The Karate Kid feature heavily throughout a whole new narrative. Set in the present time, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka a catapulted from their teen selves and presented as adults. Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) is now a successful businessman, with a wife and family. John Lawrence (Zabka) is a washed-up alcoholic has-been with a son he never sees. He also has a delinquent ex-wife and lives on the wrong side of town.
Cobra Kai Cast and the Past
Season 1 is a perfect combination of a retelling of the original Karate Kid story. This time, through the eyes of Johhny Lawrence. So convincing is this unbiassed new tale, the internet went crazy with a new perception of Daniel LaRousso’s championship win. Who was really the bully in the scenario? Was LaRusso’s treatment of Johnny actually as straight forward as it seemed? More to the point, now it was easy to take the side of the so-called bully, Johnny and discover there is, in fact, always two sides to every story. Season 1 of Cobra Kai featured the spectacular entrance of villain John Kreese (Martin Kove) just to quash any doubts that this new series was going to kick a**.
Season 2 gave rise to more of the same. The Cobra Kai storyline showed Johnny Lawrence as a pertinent hero with more to offer if given the chance and the original Karate Kid tale is officially flipped on its head. The kids from each side bring forth the wounds from the past. The All-Valley Under-18 Karate Championships feature in the same way as it did in the 80s movie and again the same themes are generated in a new setting. Season 2 doesn’t have the same fire as season 1 of Cobra Kai but the series overall is so good, nobody cares.
Season 3 Release Date
The announcement for season 3 is given the green light along with season 4. January 8th, 2021 marks the scheduled release date for Cobra Kai season 3 to drop on the streaming platform Netflix. If you were wondering why this series came as a sudden surprise by already having legions of fans when it appeared on Netflix, it’s because it originally started on YouTube. Cobra Kai amassed more than 55 million views just for episode 1. Season 2 commenced on YouTube premium. The only reason it ended up on Netflix was that its partner Sony TV announced they wouldn’t be doing a season 4. If you were looking for a reason to put Netflix back into your good graces, breathe a sigh of relief that the platform giant commissioned the newest season, Cobra Kai season 4.
Now, all we need is confirmation on Ali’s return. When will Elizabeth Shue show herself on Cobra Kai? I’m guessing episode 1 or 2 of season 3. Surely they can’t make us wait too much longer? Who’s side are you on?
Cobra Kai Season 3 Announcement + Trailer
The Creative Works of These People
- Written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg.
- Produced by Counterbalance Entertainment.
- Executive producers: Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett
- Co-executive producers: Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.