“Cobra Kai” is moving to a new home on Netflix with the first two seasons dropping on Aug. 28 but unfortunately season 3 won’t arrive until 2021…
“Cobra Kai” is moving to Netflix but the third season of the popular series that continues “The Karate Kid” franchise won’t arrive until 2021.
On Monday, Netflix released a teaser trailer that showcases the first two seasons of the series, which focuses on Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) years after he lost in the finals of the All-Valley Karate tournament and ultimately failed to live up to just about anybody’s expectations. In order to get his life back together, Johnny returns to his roots by re-opening a Cobra Kai dojo in town. Meanwhile, his former rival Daniel LaRusso has gone onto become a successful business owner with a string of car dealerships but he’s also reminded of the education Mr. Miyagi taught him after befriending a young student seeking his guidance while also opposing the return of Cobra Kai.
The first two seasons of the series aired on YouTube but the company recently decided to abandon all original programming, which led to them shopping to find a new home for “Cobra Kai.” Netflix eventually won that bidding war with a third season of the show already filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic forcing productions across the globe shut down.
On Aug. 28, the first two seasons of “Cobra Kai” will drop on Netflix but the teaser video revealed that the third season won’t arrive until sometime in 2021. It’s unknown why Netflix decided to delay the series’ return, especially with original programming at a premium right now with so many shows unable to film at all or just now preparing to return to production.
What we do know about “Cobra Kai” season 2 is Daniel will return to Okinawa, Japan to reconnect with his karate roots, which brings him back to Mr. Miyagi’s home featured in “The Karate Kid Part 2.” Not much else is known at this time but we’ll have to wait until a later date to find out.
Check out the teaser trailer above with a brief glimpse at season 3 of “Cobra Kai” ahead of the show’s return next year.