Cobra Kai, the sequel series of the 1984’s classic The Karate Kid movie trilogy, garnered high critical praise and popularity with its first two seasons. The show aired on YouTube red, but as the company decided to move its focus away from originally scripted content, Sony Pictures Entertainment looked for a new home for the series and Netflix was happy to give it one.
The first two seasons will go on air toward the end of the month, and a third season was announced to be coming next year. Now, Netflix showcased its new acquisition by releasing an official trailer for the show.
The trailer recaps the events that took place in the original movie and the series, showing the rivalry between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka)—dating to their childhood and ongoing into their adult years. The trailer also teases the next season, revealing that LaRusso may not be aware of his Former teacher Mr. Miyagi’s past.
The Series features appearances from numerous actors reprising their roles from the original movie. Apart from the two main characters, we also meet Daniel’s mom and Lawrence’s old evil teacher. Its focus, however, is on the next generation of the karate students—Miguel Diaz (Xolo Mariduena), a student of Lawrence in his reopened dojo, Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), Lawrence’s son who trains with LaRusso and Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser), Daniel’s rebellious daughter.