In this piece, we are going to talk about Cobra Kai Season 3 Release Date and other details. Cobra Kai is a popular American action, comedy-drama television series. It is a sequel to the Karate Kid film franchise and has used the format of episodic storytelling. The first two seasons were released on YouTube Premium but it was decided that the third season would be released on Netflix.
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles after the original Karate Kid film which released 34 years ago. The series is based on the narrative of Johnny Lawrence’s point of view. His decision to reopen The Cobra Kai Karate Dojo leads to the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso(played by Ralph Macchio).
Cobra Kai starts at a time which is thirty years after their(Johnny Lawrence’s and Daniel LaRusso’s) final clash at the All Valley Karate Tournament. It shows that Johnny Lawrence is now at a difficult point in his life where he is an unemployed handyman. He goes through depression and is constantly haunted by his wasted life. However, things start taking a turn when he rescues a kid named Miguel from his bullies and that incident inspires him to restart the Cobra Kai Dojo.
Cobra Kai Season 3 Release Date
Cobra Kai Season 3 release date is set for 2021. Sources close to Netflix have confirmed that Cobra Kai Season 3 will soon be premiering on Netflix rather than its default platform, Youtube Premium. On 22nd June 2020, it was announced that the franchise would move to Netflix as YouTube was reluctant to renew the series. In addition to Season 3, the previous two seasons which were on Youtube Premium will also be featured on Netflix. The release date for Season 3 has not been confirmed yet though the filming was wrapped in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the finance and production sect of the series is at a standstill. Hence, it is expected to release in late 2020 or, early 2021.
According to a local news portal, a similar seizure/platform shift of the franchise was attempted for Season 2. Unfortunately, the two parties had disagreements and the deal did not move through.
Besides stars and executive producers Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, the entire cast of season 2 will return for Season 3. Here is the entire list of cast and their respective characters,
- Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
- William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
- Xolo Mariduena as Miguel Diaz
- Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso
- Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
- Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
- Jacob Bertrand as Eli Moskowitz/Hawk
- Gianni Decenzo as Demetri
- Martin Kove as John Kreese
- Nichole Brown as Aisha Robinson
- Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz
- Peyton List as Tory
- Paul Walter Hauser as “Stingray”
- Aedin Mincks as Mitch
- Khalil Everage as Chris
- Rose Bianco as Rosa Diaz
- Hannah Kepple as Moon
- Griffin Santopietro as Anthony LaRusso
- Bret Ernst as Louie LaRusso Jr.
- Diora Baird as Shannon Keene
- Randee Heller as Lucile LaRusso
- Ed Asner as Sid Weinberg
- Dan Ahdoot as Anoush Norouzi
- Owen Morgan as Bert
- Nathaniel Oh as Nathaniel
- Joe Seo as Kyler
- Annalisa Cochrane as Yasmine
- Bo Mitchell as Brucks
- Jonathan Mercedes as A.J
- Ken Davitian as Armand Zarkarian
- Candace Moon as Laura
- Vas Sanchez as Nester
The series was given the green light on August 4, 2017. Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg are the writers as well as the executive producers of the show. The series got hosted on the subscription service platform, YouTube Red even though they received offers from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and AMC. James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett of Overbrook Entertainment (in association with Sony Pictures Television) also joined in as executive producers. The filming was primarily done in Atlanta, Georgia along with various exterior shots that were filmed in parts of Los Angeles.
There are a total of 10 episodes in each season with an average of 30 minutes of runtime per episode. The cinematography has been done by Cameron Duncan. The background scores have been compiled by Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson.
The franchise has been well received by the audience as it revives the image of The Karate Kid in the viewer’s mind. Rotten Tomatoes has given it a score of 94% with the critical consensus reading, “Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.” Metacritic has assigned it a score of 72/100. IMDb has assigned it a score of 8.8/10 with TV.com marking the series at 8.6/10.
The title was nominated twice for the category of Choice Summer TV Show in 2018 and 2019 at the Teen Choice Awards. The series bagged a Golden Tomato at the Rotten Tomatoes Awards in 2018. It was also nominated for the Best Web Series at the Shorty Awards in 2019.