Karate Kid TV series Cobra Kai is officially moving from YouTube to Netflix
The popularly popular Karate Kid TV series Cobra Kai is officially moving from YouTube to Netflix, it has been confirmed. Along with streaming the first two seasons for subscribers, the unreleased Cobra Kai season 3 will be available to watch on Netflix.
No release date has been offered for Cobra Kai Season 3, however, but previous reports have suggested filming it back in 2019. The first two seasons will air later this year on Netflix, according to THR. We’d be surprised not to see a third season later this year or early 2021.
Cobra Kai is a sequel to the Karate Kid films, featuring original actors Ralph Machio and William Zabka, who reprise their roles from popular films. Frankly, not calling it ‘Karate Dads’ was a wrong opportunity.
The pilot episode was viewed over 86 million times on YouTube.
Why Cobra Kai Solves a Problem for Netflix
Netflix’s TV show has been incredibly frequent this year, but like everyone else in the entertainment business, the streaming service had to stop filming many of its origins during the coronovirus outbreak.
There are indications that several big shows, including The Witcher Season 2, are about to resume production soon, but at some point, it is bound to impact how many series the streamer can pull out.
Cobra Kai is a pre-existing series that has not been exposed to Netflix audiences before. Given the cross-generational appeal of the films, this is a good fit, and the built-in audience is likely to take it across the streamer.