Somewhere in TV heaven, Barney Stinson is jumping for joy because Johnny Laurence is about to be vindicated and Danny LaRusso is going to be shown for the snot-nosed punk that he really is. We’ve seen some teasers for Youtube Red’s ‘Cobra Kai,’ but this is our first real look at what to expect in the new show that reunites the cast of the original Karate Kid film.
I can say that I’m more interested than ever in this series, but I’ve got a sinking feeling that it will end with the two both realizing that they are partially in the wrong and then hugging it out. I really hope I’m wrong.
In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in COBRA KAI, a YouTube Red Original Series. COBRA KAI is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.