Netflix users who wanted to see Cobra Kai but didn’t want to pay for another streaming service can rejoice! Cobra Kai is officially moving to the biggest streaming service in the world. Under the terms of the deal, the first two seasons of the series will be available on Netflix later this year. The premiere date for Season 3 will be announced at a later date.
Originally the show was exclusive to the Youtube streaming service and according to sources, this was not the first time Netflix tried to land the show. A failed attempt happened before season 2 of the series. The show is a massive hit!! Season 1 had a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Season 2 had an 88% rating.
“We are so proud of ‘Cobra Kai’ and are overwhelmed by the massive fan response to the series,” Sony Pictures Television president Jeff Frost said. “Josh, Jon, Hayden, Ralph, William and the entire cast have done such a brilliant job with this sensational series and the huge audience reaction and sentiment for it is a testament to that. We are very thankful to our partners at Netflix and couldn’t be more elated that they have become the new home for this epic saga.”
The series continues the story of the “Karate Kid” film franchise, with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence respectively. Martin Kove also joined the series at the end of Season 1, reprising the role of sensei John Kreese. It also stars Xolo Maridueña, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Nicole Brown, and Jacob Bertrand.
Are you excited to see Daniel and Johnny on Netflix?!