YouTube Premium has handed out a third season renewal to their The Karate Kid follow-up series Cobra Kai. The renewal comes a little over a week after the second season was released. Season three is expected to premiere in 2020.
Cobra Kai picks up thirty years after The Karate Kid and follows a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence as he seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
In season two, when a new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships, Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi. What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow – Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do?
The half-hour series – which was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossber – is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and sees original stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso. Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg are the showunners and direct the bulk of the episodes. They also executive produce alongside Will Smith, James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios. Susan Ekins, Ralpha Macchio and William Zabka.