COBRA KAI NEVER DIES

Cobra Kai is an American comedy-drama web television series based on The Karate Kid film series created by Robert Mark Kamen that premiered on May 2, 2018 on YouTube Red. The television series takes place 34 years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. The series was created by Jon HurwitzHayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, reprising their roles from the films. On May 10, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season of ten episodes that is set to premiere in 2019.Cobra Kai takes place 34 years after the original film and follows a “down-and-out Johnny Lawrence, who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karatedojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. The show is about two men addressing past demons and present frustrations the only way they know how: through karate.”Running parallel to the conflict are the story arcs of Johnny and Daniel’s students. Johnny opens a new Cobra Kai dojo that attracts a group of bullied nerds and social outcasts who find a camaraderie and self-confidence under his tutelage, but who take his aggressive philosophy too far, in particular his star pupil, Miguel Diaz. In contrast, Johnny’s estranged son, Robby Keene, comes under the wing of Daniel, who initially hires the boy at his car dealership, initially not knowing that his father is Johnny Lawrence. Daniel eventually proves a positive influence to the boy, teaching him Mr. Miyagi’s philosophy of balance. Meanwhile, Daniel’s daughter, Samantha, is caught in the middle of these conflicts as she learns who her true friends are and a better path to follow.

 

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