The New Karate Kid Series Cobra Kai Has a Nostalgic New Teaser

Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) has got himself a Daniel-San (Xolo Maridueña) in Cobra Kai.
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I’m still kind of stunned that this series, Cobra Kai, is actually happening. Premiering on YouTube Red later this year, the show features Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka reprising their roles from the original Karate Kid series in modern times.

We’ve already seen a trailer for the show and now, there’s a new tease. It’s short, but it’s almost all new footage, and starts to paint an even better picture of what this show will be like. Check it out.

So, obviously, Johnny restarts Cobra Kai and takes on new students, including one special kid in particular (played by Xolo Maridueña). It’s the Mr. Miyagi/Daniel relationship flipped on its head and we’re all about it.


Plus, there seems to be some kind of All Valley karate tournament in there, and with that last scene, it certainly seems like the show is very self-aware, which is a good thing—assuming it doesn’t go too far with it.


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