Thirty four years after the events of The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka pull out their black belts for a sequel series, Cobra Kai.
The Karate Kid inspired young viewers the world over with the story of a conquering underdog. “Wax on wax off” became an iconic phrase and we all tried to catch flies with chopsticks. One kid at my school even tried to fight off another with the famous ‘Crane Kick’. It didn’t end well.
Now we get a first proper look as a new sequel series heading to YouTube Red. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence respectively.
With the fortunes of the once arch rivals reversed, LaRusso is now a successful business man whilst Lawrence struggles through life. However, the once fierce member of the ruthless Cobra Kai seeks redemption when inspired to re-open his former dojo.
Desperate kids seek the skills required to defend themselves on the, now, much tougher streets of California inspiring the next generation of Karate Kids and reigniting LaRusso and Lawrence’s bitter rivalry.
Cobra Kai will be available exclusively to YouTube Red from May 2nd.