Netflix dropped the official trailer for season 3 of the guilty pleasure “Cobra Kai“.
In case you’ve been under a rock and haven’t seen the first 2 seasons, “Cobra Kai” is a revamp of the 80’s classic “Karate Kid” film series starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka in their original roles as Daniel Larusso and Johnny Lawrence.
Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites as they find themselves in reverse situations from high school.
The Netflix series plays on nostalgia, but adds new edgy elements never before seen in the family-focused films. It has been wildly successful for Netflix reportedly viewed by 50 million accounts.
Even 36 years after the original release of the film, the actors are both in very good shape, at 59 (Macchio) and 55 (Zabka), both can still throw a pretty believable roundhouse or crane kick.
Naturally, most of physical martial arts acting is carried out by Daniel and Johnny’s students, who of course become rivals themselves.
If you enjoyed “The Karate Kid”, this series is definitely worth a watch!
The new season will be released on January 8, a nice start to the new year indeed.