Bye YouTube: Netflix Snags Cobra Kai For Season 3

Cobra Kai will live to fight another day. The YouTube Premium series that picks up 30 years after the movie Karate Kid has a new home for Season 3 and any potential future installments. The new season will debut on Netflix. Additionally, the first two seasons of the show will also be available from the streaming service later in 2020.

The news comes after a report that Sony was looking to find the Karate Kid sequel series a new home. At the time, it was said YouTube Premium was willing to air Season 3 but would not order any further episodes. Instead, the show has a new life on Netflix.

“The appeal of The Karate Kid saga is timeless, and Cobra Kai picks up right where it left off without missing a beat,” Netflix vice president of original series Brian Wright said in a statement. “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 Kai and are thrilled to be its new home around the world.”

Now, at long last, fans of the show will find out what happens after the Season 2 cliffhanger. We talked to star Xolo Maridueña about that epic ending back when it aired in May 2019 and discussed Season 3 with the cast at Comic-Con last year. Finally, though, we are much closer to seeing how the story will unfold–and what will send Daniel LaRusso back to Japan for the first time since Karate Kid 2.

With the entire third season already filmed, we not wait to find out when Netflix plans to debut the new episodes. Thus far, all the streaming service has said is it’ll follow the addition of Season 1 and 2.

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