The First Teaser for Cobra Kai Features a Karate Kid Stand-Off 30 Years in the Making

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If Daniel LaRusso had fought John Lawrence again, would it have been the same outcome? Would Daniel have triumphed over evil a second time? We may just find out later this year when Cobra Kai debuts on YouTube Red.


The first teaser trailer for the online series Cobra Kai is finally here. The show is set in modern times, decades after the events of The Karate Kid movies. Both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are reprising their roles as Daniel and Johnny but, this time, their rivalry extends to their kids. Here’s the first look.

I don’t know about you, but seeing Daniel and Johnny standing off like that, in a shot so similar to the one from the 1984 film, gave me goosebumps. Will this show live up to that legacy? Hard to say. But we’ll find out soon enough.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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I came away from the first one with the idea that Johnny’s loss had humbled him and he’d decided be a better person as he insisted on giving Daniel the trophy and his sensei tried to murder him in the parking lot 10 minutes later.