It’s turned into a big news day for returning and canceled programs. While many TV viewers were left reeling by the announced cancelations of three major sitcoms. Fans of the Karate Kid reboot, Cobra Kai on YouTube red can rejoice. After receiving over 20 million views on the streaming platform, YouTube has announced that Danny (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) will be coming back for at least one more season. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“This series had all of the right elements from the very beginning — compelling characters, a storied rivalry, and the talented original stars. The way viewers have embraced the new twist on this beloved franchise has been nothing short of amazing, and we’re thrilled to partner with Sony TV, Overbrook and the extraordinary creative team led by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg to create a second season.”
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the series yet, YouTube Red has made the first two episodes available for free. You can check them out below:
COBRA KAI is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg. Heald is the writer behind the cult classic Hot Tub Time Machine franchise, while Hurwitz & Schlossberg created the successful Harold & Kumar film series, and wrote and directed the global hit American Reunion. Most recently, Hurwitz & Schlossberg produced the critically-lauded film Blockers for Universal Pictures. Together, Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg conceived of this new Karate Kid storyline that picks-up decades after the original film ends. The showrunning trio directed much of season one and will do the same in season two. James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett will again executive produce for Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios.