Cobra Kai teaser revealed for the Karate Kid sequel series
The first-ever footage of Cobra Kai, a YouTube Red 10-episode half-hour comedy series set 30 years after The Karate Kid Part III, has arrived. The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, reprises his role as Daniel LaRusso to face off once again with his rival Johnny Lawrence, played once again by William Zabka. Watch the Cobra Kai teaser in the player below!
Long after Daniel-san triumphed over Johnny twice in the All Valley Karate Tournament, both martial artists have grown up and gone on to live different lives. With Mr. Miyagi’s life lessons, Daniel has found personal success in his own family and career as a car dealer. Johnny, however, has fallen on hard times. Seeking to reclaim what glory he had from the past, Johnny reopens the infamous karate dojo that he once ruled as its ace student, and Daniel is having none of it.
Cobra Kai also stars Xolo Maridueña (Parenthood), Tanner Buchanan (Designated Survivor), Courtney Henggeler (Mom) and Mary Mouser (Freakish). Guest starring in the show is esteemed Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner.
Writing the series are Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar). They will also be executive producing along with Susan Ekins, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett. Hurwitz and Schlossberg take on directing duties.
Watch out for Cobra Kai on YouTube Red later this year.