I was beside myself with excitement to hear that original The Karate Kid was getting a sequel series called Cobra Kai! Now, today we have a teaser trailer to share with you giving us our first real look at the series, and in it we see Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) come face to face with his old rival Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) for the first time since the original film.
The story is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. It revolves around a down and out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. This reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who is living his life as a family man and proud owner of the No. 1 car dealership in the Valley. He has also been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita).
The show is also said to follow the duo "addressing demons from their past and present frustrations — through (what else?) karate." You'll be happy to hear that the series will be faithful to the original movie.
Cobra Kai also stars Xolo Maridueña (Parenthood), Tanner Buchanan (Designated Survivor), Courtney Henggeler (Mom) and Mary Mouser (Freakish). Ed Asner will also guest star.
The series comes from Harold and Kumar franchise creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and Hot Tub Time Machine writer Josh Heald.