Netflix confirms release date for Cobra Kai

The Karate Kid sequel series first debuted on YouTube Premium where it proved a massive hit.

Netflix has set a release date for Cobra Kai seasons 1 and 2. 

The critically-acclaimed Karate Kid sequel series will be available to stream in its entirety from Friday 28th August. 

The show was originally commissioned by YouTube for their streaming platform YouTube Premium, previously known as YouTube Red, and debuted back in May 2018. 

In a twist on the 80s classic, it instead follows former antagonist Johnny (William Zabka) as he reopens the titular dojo to mentor his teenage neighbour Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) in karate. 

This reignites his rivalry with Daniel (Ralph Macchio) who decides to start tutoring his own karate student Robby (Tanner Buchanan) who unbeknownst to him is Johnny’s estranged son. 

Both seasons have attracted high viewership numbers, in January 2020 it was reported that the premiere episodes of both series had 80 million views each, and hugely positive responses from critics.

In line with their decision to move away from scripted programming, earlier this year YouTube opted not to renew Cobra Kai for a fourth season and announced that it would be shopped around to other platforms.

The highly-awaited third season, which has been shot and is reportedly ready to go, will also debut on Netflix although a release date is currently unknown.

You will be able to stream both seasons of Cobra Kai from 28th August on Netflix

Source: Den of Geek

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