Netflix’s Cobra Kai hasn’t even dropped its first two seasons yet, but we’re already getting a look at season 3.
The first two seasons of Cobra Kai hit Netflix this Friday, August 28. Now, the streamer released its first look at season 3.
Watch the trailer below for highlights from the first two seasons, plus an ending teaser for season 3.
Cobra Kai acts as a followup to the well-known Karate Kid films from the ‘80s. Ralph Macchio reprises his role as Daniel LaRusso. Johnny Lawrence also reprises his film role as William Zabka. The series takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. The now successful LaRusso struggles to maintain balance in his life without Mr. Miyagi. His previous adversary Zabka reopens the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo.
In addition to Macchio and Lawrence, Martin Kove stars as John Kreese. Other cast members include Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Vanessa Rubio, and Peyton List.
The series is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg via Counterbalance Entertainment. Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett serve as executive producers. Franchise stars Macchio and Zabka also executive produce.
Cobra Kai switches platforms
Cobra Kai actually began as a YouTube series. So, the initial series drop on Netflix won’t have any new content for returning fans. Netflix hopes to reach a wider audience by re-airing the first two seasons on its platform before releasing season 3. Netflix completed production on the third season before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Luckily, this means existing fans shouldn’t have too long to wait for new episodes.
The first two seasons of Cobra Kai premiere on Netflix August 28. The third season will hit the platform sometime in 2021.
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