‘The Karate Kid’ Returns!


Original “The Karate Kid” stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are reuniting on ‘Cobra Kai,’ a sequel-series to the classic films being developed for YouTube Red.


The ten-episode, half-hour series is set thirty years after the events of the 1984 film. A down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) seeks redemption by reopening the Cobra Kai Karate dojo.  This reignites his rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), who has been struggling to maintain a life balance without the guidance of his late mentor Mr. Miyagi.  Sadly with the passing Pat Morita, it will leave a void in the series, but fans of the originals will undoubtedly be overjoyed. I know that I am!


Photo courtesy: Columbia Pictures

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