Merry Christmas to followers of The Karate Child! Netflix has a particular deal with for you.
The Cobra Kai spin-off sequence, which started life as a YouTube authentic earlier than moving to Netflix in June 2020, is arriving one whole week sooner than anticipated. The Season 3 premiere had initially been set for Jan. 8, however Netflix introduced a Jan. 1 premiere in a bit video quick that includes star William Zabka.
Zabka performed Johnny Lawrence within the first Karate Child film, serving as the principle antagonist to star Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso. Cobra Kai largely serves as a redemption story for Johnny, choosing up 34 years after the primary film as he re-opens the titular dojo that taught him to combat. However the place the Cobra Kai of outdated supplied, basically, coaching for bullies, Johnny’s new take is aimed extra at guiding trainees towards a extra constructive path.
The present was considered one of YouTube’s few authentic sequence’ that basically landed, with two profitable seasons there earlier than the corporate’s marketing strategy modified and Netflix swooped in to seize Cobra Kai. So the approaching launch of Season 3 — which accomplished manufacturing no later than summer time 2020, if not earlier than — is the primary time Netflix subscribers may have entry to all-new episodes.
The streaming content material supplier already signed off on a fourth season, too, so there’s much more Cobra Kai to come back.
To associate with the shock early premiere information, Netflix additionally launched this assertion from an in-character Johnny: “I heard you all whining about Season 3 taking perpetually. So I referred to as the pawn store and the man walked me via this Netflix factor. Dude is aware of his stuff. Now you get it every week early. See you on New 12 months’s, nerds.”
You’ll be able to take a look at Seasons 1 and a pair of of Cobra Kai on Netflix proper from time to time return on Jan. 1 to get your binge on with Season 3.