“Cobra Kai” will return to Netflix in the fourth quarter of 2021, the streamer announced today.
What that means is that Daniel and Johnny will spar again in either October, November, or December.
Peyton List and Vanessa Rubio, recurring till now have been upped to series regulars for the fourth season, and will be joined by series newcomers Dallas Dupree Young and Oona O’Brien.
”Cobra Kai” takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, where a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo.
The acclaimed and much-talked-about ”Cobra Kai” was named 2018’s Best Drama by Rotten Tomatoes, earning a rare 100% Fresh rating for its first season. It has received two Emmy nominations.
”Cobra Kai” is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Heald is the writer behind the cult classic ”Hot Tub Time Machine” franchise, while Hurwitz & Schlossberg created the successful ”Harold & Kumar” film series, wrote and directed the global box office success ”American Reunion”, and produced 2018’s hit comedy ”Blockers”. Together, the trio conceived of this new ”Karate Kid” storyline that picks-up decades after the original film ends. James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Overbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Macchio and Zabka serving as co-executive producers.