COBRA KAI Has Been Renewed For Season 2!
I've got some great news for all you Karate Kid fans! YouTube Red has renewed their Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai for a second season!
I am currently in the process of watching the first season of Cobra Kai and I'm absolutely loving it! It's one of my favorite shows right now! The creative team behind it has done such an incredible job crafting its story and bringing us back into the lives of Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence.
The series is more than just a nostalgic journey. Cobra Kai really is a great series that tells a strong story that deals with today's issues. I also have to say that I love how Johnny is being portrayed. He's so politically incorrect that it's hilarious!
If you haven't started watching the series yet, you really need to. I promise that it's worth it. I'm so happy with how it turned out and that it's getting a second season. I can't wait to see how the story of these old and new characters will continue.
Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content had this to say in a statement:
"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."
The series was created by writers and executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. They also served as directors for much of the first season and will do the same for Season 2.
Jeff Frost, president, Sony Pictures Television, added:
“We are so elated with the performance of Cobra Kai and our incredible partnerships with Josh, Jon, Hayden and Overbrook and of course, You Tube Red. This has been a remarkable experience and the audience reaction only further validates what we already knew – that this team and series is exceptional and incredibly special,’ said
Here's the synopsis for the series:
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.
Are you excited to hear that Cobra Kai will be back for a second season?