Geekery: New Karate Kid Series Coming to YouTube

YouTube Red has picked up Cobra Kai – with some of the original cast.

According to the Hollywood Reporter Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are returning for a 10 episode series that will debut next year. There was a bidding war for the series  between Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, AMC, and YouTube.

Cobra Kai​ will be a true continuation of the original films — packed with comedy, heart and thrilling fight scenes. We can’t wait to reignite the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry, and we’re thankful to our partners at YouTube Red, Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook for their shared enthusiasm in making our dream project a reality.”

The series picks up 30 years later and Johnny Lawrence has re-opened the Cobra Kai dojo, which opens up the rivalry between him and Daniel again. Each episode will be 30 minutes and it’s described as a… comedy. Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg are behind the screen play, so if you’re a Harold and Kumar fan you’ll probably dig the new series.


Would you subscribe to YouTube Red to watch this?

  • Nick Silver

    Are you guys being paid to promote this? I’d rather see another spez mahreen piece than this trash.

    • Tshiva keln

      If you are of the right age, you will love karate kid. Also note the geekery title, these articles are never about the usual stuff but things us geeks often like too. Fair play to anyone who isn’t interested but to also be fair you didn’t need to read it or comment; it was quite clear what the article was about.

    • Cergorach

      Karate Kid was NOT a good movie, at the time it was entertaining though and it now has a certain amount of cult status. There are a lot of classic scenes in that movie that are referenced to this day.

    • Drpx

      30 years onward, we have Mr. Miyagi interred in a dreadnought.

  • benn grimm

    They shouldve called it ‘The Karate Old Guys’ or ‘I Really Should’ve Moved on by Now’. As Johnny’s pal said in the original; ‘get em a body bag! Yeaaah!’ 😉

  • Spacefrisian

    Yes i want to learn kung fu while watching a movie about karate (no wonder he won he cheated)

    • euansmith

      Are you talking about the remake with Jackie Chan?

  • euansmith

    I hope Ralph Macchio has better form than Finn Jones.