Cobra Kai will debut next year on YouTube’s subscription service, YouTube Red. The 10-episode series is described as a comedy that picks up 30 years after the events of the original movie as down on his luck Johnny Lawrence, again played by Billy Zabka, re-opens the Cobra Kai dojo.
You remember, the school run by misunderstood evil sensei John Kreese, whose mantra was “Strike first, strike hard, no mercy.”
Naturally, this catches the attention of Johnny’s former rival, Daniel LaRusso, played by Ralph Macchio. While now successful in life, he still misses his late mentor, Mr. Miyagi, who taught “Daniel-san” karate while sneakily forcing him to renovate his house and wax his car.
“Like everyone who grew up in the 1980s, the three of us are enormous fans of ‘The Karate Kid,'” executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg said in a statement. “‘Cobra Kai’ will be a true continuation of the original films — packed with comedy, heart and thrilling fight scenes. We can’t wait to reignite the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry.”
Look for Cobra Kai to come to YouTube Red in 2018.