“I may not always win, but I never quit a fight.”
Following its original YouTube Premium launch back in 2018, the Karate Kid follow-up that nobody asked for has fast become one of the biggest runaway hits of 2020. Yes, not only did the first two seasons of Cobra Kai resonate well with critics, but it’s fair to say that fans have been clamouring for answers since the curtains closed on the last episode’s nail-biting, bone-crunching cliffhanger.
Now, with a third run just around the corner, Netflix has dropped a brand new action-packed trailer showcasing what to expect from the hotly anticipated comedy-drama series. Suffice it to say, those of you who’ve been tuning in to Ralph Macchio and William Zabka’s ongoing onscreen rivalry will soon have their collective scratches finally itched. That’s right, Cobra Kai‘s next season kicks off on January 8th, and fans are going absolutely wild over on Twitter in the wake of the recently released preview, as you can see below.
— Adam Hlavac (@adamhlavac) December 9, 2020
— Austin Trowsse (@Trowsse13) December 9, 2020
— Richie Illini Time 🏀 (@LodiDodi17) December 9, 2020
— 🅙🅘🅜🅜🅨 (@MindJackedJimmy) December 9, 2020
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 9, 2020
I’m pretty sure this is at some sort of Holiday party for LaRusso Autogroup (looking at you, Courtney with that holiday card pic), and this is Johnny showing Daniel and/or Amanda that he did dress up, which makes me stupidly happy. #CobraKai pic.twitter.com/UrESYIvyIZ
— holiday kiri ❄️ (@lawrussorights) December 9, 2020
— TJ kiszka (@HellblazerArts) December 9, 2020
JOHNNY PUSHING DANIEL OUT OF THE WAY TO FIGHT THREE GUYS IS ALL I'VE EVER WANTED OUT OF LIFE!!!!!
— brihana davidson (Cobra Kai Kompanion) 🥋🐍🤓 (@brihana25) December 9, 2020
— Cobra Kai Kompanion Podcast (@CobraKaiPod) December 9, 2020
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If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, Cobra Kai revives the lifelong rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso in really clever and unexpected ways while putting a mature spin on the 80s’-inspired formula. Come for the super authentic characters, stay for the top notch writing, catchy soundtrack and excellent martial arts action. In other words, Cobra Kai is legitimately one of the biggest success stories of the year, and rightly so.
Not only is it nostalgia done right, but it’s a fantastic modern retelling of a myriad of interesting tried-and-tested themes, such as redemption, bullying, family, forgiveness and revenge. Long story short, if you’re yet to tune into Cobra Kai‘s light vs. dark, Star Wars-esque action-comedy, we’d wholeheartedly vouch for it and give it a blanket recommendation to anyone hankering for some quality entertainment right now. Seriously, it’s pretty damn awesome.
But tell us, are you excited for Cobra Kai‘s next season? Or did the last one leave you unimpressed? Crane kick your way down to the comments below to let us know!