First Trailer For The Karate Kid Sequel Series Corba Kai
The original Karate Kid is getting a sequel series!
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Do you recognize the name Cobra Kai? It was the name of a karate dojo led by tough-as-nails ex-Special Forces Vietnam veteran John Kreese (Martin Kove) who whipped his students into shape with the mantra of “Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy.” Kreese’s top student was Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), a real piece of work who was done more harm than good by Kreese’s teachings, but was ultimately no match for rival Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his martial arts trainer, Mister Miyagi (the late Pat Morita). While their score was supposedly settled back in 1984’s The Karate Kid, and tied up for good measure in the opening moments of The Karate Kid Part II two years later, both karate-kicking leads are back to face off again as adults in the new YouTube Red series, Cobra Kai. The first trailer for the new series arrived and it reveals a story set 30 years after the original clash of LaRusso and Lawrence. However, this show will give viewers a chance to see Lawrence’s side of the story as an adult, along with a look at how LaRusso’s own life turned out. As EW reports, Zabka and Macchio return alongside newcomers Xolo Maridueña (Parenthood) and Tanner Buchanan (Designated Survivor), with Courtney Henggeler (Mom), Mary Mouser (Freakish) and guest-star Ed Asner playing Johnny’s old-school stepfather, Sid Weinberg.
EW’s breakdown of the cast continues with Maridueña starring as Miguel Diaz, a victim of bullying in high school who finds sanctuary under Johnny’s tutelage. Buchanan plays Johnny’s son, Robby Keene, who does his best not to follow in his father’s footsteps. On the LaRusso side of things, Henggeler plays Amanda, Daniel’s wife and business partner, while Mouser plays their “firecracker” daughter, Samantha. Cobra Kai comes from writers Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar), who executive produce the series with Susan Ekins, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett. 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.