|Based on||The Karate Kid|
by Robert Mark Kamen
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||30|
|Running time||22–40 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Picture format||4K (UHDTV)|
|Original release||May 2, 2018 –|
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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. 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. 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. The third season was released on Netflix on January 1, 2021; by this time, it had already been renewed for a fourth season. The series has had high viewership on both YouTube and Netflix, and has been met with generally positive reviews from critics.
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