The streaming drama finds a new home.
June 22, 2020
It was announced today that Cobra Kai will be moving from its original home on YouTube to Netflix for its upcoming third season. The development comes over a year after the dramedy was renewed for Season 3, which has already wrapped filming as of late last year.
The show's return to YouTube had come into question in the past year, as the streamer has recently been moving away from scripted fare in favor of unscripted original content. In fact, Cobra Kai was one of the last two remaining scripted series on the platform.
Acting as a follow-up to The Karate Kid film series, Cobra Kai is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Still haunted by his past, Johnny Lawrence looks for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. But his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso is reignited when their lives become intertwined with the up-and-coming generation of karate kids.
Now a Netflix original, Cobra Kai's first two seasons will also be available on its new home to stream in the near future, which will allow new fans to get caught up ahead of Season 3. As for when the third season can be expected, there is currently no timeline for a premiere.
Not a lot of people wanted to sign up for yet another subscription service so this move to Netflix may be a positive one.