December 24, 2020
Netflix will premiere the third season of “Cobra Kai” on Jan. 1, 2021, and has renewed the Karate Kid spinoff for a fourth season.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series is a continuation of the “Karate Kid” franchise that takes place 35 years after the events of the All Valley Tournament from the original 1984 film, as the rivalry between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and bad boy Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) continues into the next generation with the students of their competing dojos.
Season Three finds everyone reeling in the aftermath of the violent high school brawl that has put Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) in the hospital. While Daniel searches for answers in his past and Johnny seeks redemption, Johnny’s former sensei, Kreese (Martin Cove), further manipulates his vulnerable students with his own vision of dominance according to the ruthless Cobra Kai philosophy.
The cast also includes Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand and Courtney Henggeler.
The first two seasons, which originally premiered through YouTube’s SVOD service, are now available for streaming on Netflix and on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Update (12/24/20): This story from Oct. 2 has been updated to reflect a change in release date from Jan. 8 to Jan. 1 announced Dec. 24.