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‘Karate Kid’ Follow Up Series, ‘Cobra Kai,’ is Moving From YouTube To Netflix

The First Two Seasons Will Move Over To Netflix, Along With A New Third Season

June 23, 2020

With YouTube no longer streaming scripted series, one of their biggest shows, ‘Cobra Kai’ has been looking for a new home. Now, the ‘Karate Kid’ spin off has found a destination, as the first two seasons of the show will move over to Netflix, with a new third season coming at a later date.

The spin off series, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, was originally picked up for a third season by YouTube, before they changed their business model from a subscription to an ad-supported platform. Now, the surprise hit series from Sony Pictures Television will move to Netflix, with the first two seasons airing later this year, and a new season coming at a yet to be determined date.

"The appeal of the Karate Kid saga is timeless, and Cobra Kai picks up right where it left off without missing a beat. The rivalry between Daniel and Johnny is one for the ages, and the show has a ton of heart and is a lot of fun. We can't wait to introduce a new generation of fans to Cobra," said Vice President of Netflix originals, Brian Wright. Now on Netflix, the Cobra Kai gym lives on.

Via The Hollywood Reporter