If you’ve been waiting for the sweet embrace of a new season of Cobra Kai, and you’re counting down the days until January 8, 2021, then stop counting because that’s no longer the release date for the new season. Netflix has announced Season 3 of Cobra Kai will land on January 1, 2021. To celebrate the release, Netflix has a new video featuring Johnny Lawrence using a computer.
That’s right, you’ll be able to strike hard, strike fast with no mercy as you click “play” as hard as possible on your controller–possibly breaking it. Earlier this month, the first trailer arrived for the new season–which had its first two season premieres on YouTube Premium before moving to Netflix earlier this year. The end of Season 2 left one person in the hospital and a local high school torn apart–literally–as a karate riot saw students from Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence’s dojos at each other’s throats.
In addition to the earlier release date, Netflix has announced that the cast of Cobra Kai will join The Netflix Afterparty on January 2, to discuss the third season with hosts David Spade, Fortune Feimster, and London Hughes.
As for the upcoming episodes of Cobra Kai, Season 3 will incorporate some familiar elements to those who love the original film franchise as Daniel will head back to Japan. The series takes place 30 years after The Karate Kid as LaRusso and Lawrence are adults and they have crossed paths once again, eventually leading to both of them opening their own karate dojos.
The series stars Ralph Macchio (LaRusso), William Zabka (Lawrence), Courtney Henggeler (Amanda LaRusso), Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz), Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene), Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), Jacob Bertrand (Hawk), Gianni Decenzo (Demetri), Martin Kove (John Kreese), and Peyton List (Tory).