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Netflix is giving ‘Cobra Kai’ fans what they’ve always dreamed of this month

With the final season of 'Cobra Kai' on hold, fans can enjoy the classics instead.

Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso and Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz in 'Cobra Kai'
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Update July 11, 12:52 am CT: Previously the headline on this article said “next month”, instead of “this month”. We regret the error.

Fans of Cobra Kai, the martial arts comedy-drama television series and sequel to the original The Karate Kid films, will be in for a treat this July. Netflix has announced that several new shows and movies will be available to stream beginning this month. These include the 1984 Karate Kid, its 1986 and 1989 sequels, and the 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. 

Since production on the sixth and final season of Cobra Kai is on hold due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, fans can rewatch the original Karate Kid flicks while waiting for the show’s return. For those who have never seen the show and wish to catch up, Cobra Kai features Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid trilogy of the 1980s. 

The series starts over 30 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and focuses on Johnny Lawrence, now a middle-aged man battling unemployment, alcoholism, and regrets over past choices. He chooses to reestablish the legendary Cobra Kai karate dojo, known for its vicious and aggressive teaching methods.

By doing this, he rekindles an old feud with LaRusso, now a car dealership’s prosperous owner. Despite having what seems to be a perfect life, Daniel has a hard time striking a balance without his previous guru, Mr. Miyagi. 

There has yet to be any official news regarding when season 6 of Cobra Kai will premiere, although speculation has it that it will air between mid to late 2024. 

Faith Katunga
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Faith Katunga

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