In 1984, the movie Karate Kid was released on television, which became popular with audiences and awakened interest in Eastern martial arts in the West. The YouTube service released the series Cobra Kai, based on the film in 2018. It features the same actors, William Zabka and Ralph Macchio.
The plot focuses on the old characters, but 35 years after the events of the movie. The men grew up and took different paths, but fate will bring them together again on the tatami. The project came out with two seasons on YouTube, where it was streamed for a paid subscription, but was shut down. That’s how the series made its way to Netflix, where it was marked by excellent viewings and after the release of season 4 in the fall, it was extended for new episodes. Cobra Kai’s season 5 release date is expected in 2022.
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The story centers on two men, Johnny and Daniel. In the original story, Daniel transferred to a new school, where he became assaulted by Johnny. The young man attended Cobra’s caterwauling school, where the teacher professed to win at all costs, including dishonest techniques. To stand up to his opponent, Danny comes to the karate school, where they primarily teach fortitude. In the finale of the film, Danny still defeats his enemy, although he is struck by him, resulting in an injury to his leg.
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In the series, the action unfolds many years later. Johnny was a representative of the golden youth, lost everything, and drank, so he gets by with odd jobs. He decides to pull himself together and opens a school, where he teaches according to his teacher’s precepts – brutally and ruthlessly. This doesn’t sit well with Daniel, who has grown up to own a car repair shop. He creates his own school to confront the enemy again and instill kindness and honesty in his teenager. A new series release date is expected in 2022.
The new series, based on an old movie, brings irreconcilable adversaries to the center of the narrative, but it also features new characters. Johnny has a son, Robbie, who also decides to become a karate kid, and Danny has a daughter, Samantha. Despite their fathers’ feud, the teens have sympathy that their parents don’t like. The release date for season 5 of the Cobra Kai series will be in 2022.
Another character in the project is Miguel. He is one of Johnny’s best students, whom the man teaches intransigence and victory at any cost. The plot for new episodes is not voiced by the authors, but it is likely that old characters may appear in the project, which has already happened in season 4 and had a positive impact on the ratings. It is expected that closer to the release details about the new episodes will appear. Their release date will be in 2022.
|Release date:||2022 (in production)|
|Original name:||Cobra Kai|
|Cast:||Courtney Henggeler, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Ralph Macchio, Xolo Maridueña|