Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai
Title screen from the first episode
Created by
Based onThe Karate Kid
by Robert Mark Kamen
  • Leo Birenberg
  • Zach Robinson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30
Executive producers
  • Katrin L. Goodson
  • Bob Wilson
CinematographyCameron Duncan
  • Nicholas Monsour
  • Jeff Seibenick
  • Ivan Victor
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–40 minutes
Production companies
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original network
Picture format4K (UHDTV)
Audio format
Original releaseMay 2, 2018 (2018-05-02) –
present (present)
External links
Netflix Site
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Cobra Kai is an American martial arts comedy-drama streaming television series based on the original The Karate Kid films by Robert Mark Kamen.[2] The series was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from the 1984 film The Karate Kid. Set 34 years later, Cobra Kai re-examines the "Miyagi-Verse" narrative from Johnny's point of view, his decision to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo, and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel.[3] Cobra Kai also stars Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo and Martin Kove.

The series launched on YouTube Red in 2018, with a second season following in 2019. After production of season three was completed, YouTube made the decision to stop producing scripted original programming, leaving the show without a home. However, Netflix acquired the rights to stream the series in June 2020.[4][5] The third season was released on Netflix on January 1, 2021;[6] by this time, it had already been renewed for a fourth season.[7] The series has had high viewership on both YouTube and Netflix, and has been met with generally positive reviews from critics.

  1. ^ "'Cobra Kai' Moves to Netflix Ahead of Season 3 Premiere". Variety. June 22, 2020. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 1, 2021). "'TV's Top 5': How 'Cobra Kai' Could Expand Its 'Miyagi-verse'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  3. ^ Haddad, Vincent (February 11, 2019). "Masculinity on the Mat". Public Books. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
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  5. ^ See What's Next (July 22, 2020). "CobraKai Seasons 1 & 2 are coming to Netflix on August 28!". Twitter. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  6. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (December 24, 2020). "Johnny Lawrence Switches 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
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