Following its big two seasons launch on Netflix, Cobra Kai, the series on Karate Kid bad-boy Johnny Lawrence, will premiere its third season on 8 January 2021 on the big streaming giant. Netflix has also renewed the show for its fourth season.
First debuted on YouTube Red in 2018, the series picks up 30 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament of the Karate Kid films and focuses on Johnny reopening of infamous Cobra Kai dojo. The show quickly dives back into the reignited rivalry between Daniel and addresses demons from their past and present frustrations. Both actors William Zabka and Ralph Macchio reprised their roles of Johnny and Daniel respectively.
The show’s pilot episode gained 55 million views on YouTube and received an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. On Netflix, Cobra Kai debuts in the weekly rankings at number 2 with 1.4 billion minutes viewed. The show even outranked raved tv shows like The Umbrella Academy and The Office.
Cobra Kai is written and executively produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Karate Kid‘s Macchio and Zabka both act as co-executive producers. Season three of Cobra Kai premieres 8 January 2021 on Netflix.