A new teaser has been released for the new Karate Kid digital series, Cobra Kai, featuring the return of Sensei Johnny played by original actor William Zabka.
Johnny Lawrence is still fighting his old nemesis Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid). Rivalries never die, even thirty years later.
Ralph Macchio also returns as Daniel LaRusso.
Karate Kid’s Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso aren’t the same people they were in high school— but their rivalry hasn’t changed one bit. The Karate Kid saga continues. Check out the first-ever released footage of Cobra Kai, the new YouTube Red Original Series, coming soon.
“If The Karate Kid was Daniel’s story, Cobra Kai is equal parts Daniel and Johnny’s story. Also because this is a series and not a movie, we really wanted to reimagine how the story was told. Changing the name made sense as part of that,” Macchio previously stated.
The series, set to bow in 2018, is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and revolves around a down-and-out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. It reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita). The half-hour comedy follows the duo addressing demons from their past and present frustrations — through (what else?) karate.