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Netflix strikes first, confirms Season 4 of ‘Cobra Kai’

Although it initially began life on YouTube, ‘Cobra Kai’ has proven to be a huge success for Netflix since it shifted to there in recent months.

In fact, Netflix is so confident in the series that it’s already confirmed a fourth season of the show, ahead of the third season kicking off on the service this coming January. The first two seasons landed on Netflix only in June, but has since become one of the streaming service’s most popular TV shows.

A sequel to ‘The Karate Kid’ movie series, and starring none other than William Zabka and Ralph Macchio in their original roles, ‘Cobra Kai’ was initially a success for YouTube and racked up 20 million views in its first week back in 2018. However, YouTube has since bailed on scripted content, instead returning to non-scripted, reality-style shows.

Picking up where ‘The Karate Kid’ left off, ‘Cobra Kai’ sees Johnny Lawrence as a down-and-out handyman who decides to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo after successfully defending his teenager next-door neighbour. This, of course, reawakens his feud with Danny LaRusso, whom he lost to in the 1984 All-Valley Karate Tournament. As he bonds with his students in Cobra Kai, Johnny Lawrence begins to change the dojo for the better – until his old sensei, John Kreese, turns up to bring it back to its ruthless origins.

Yes, that might all sound like it’s a little over-the-top and kind of cheesy, but the truth is that it works strangely well. Not only that, they’re leaning into the humour of it all and you can’t really watch a show that unironically blasts ‘You’re The Best’ and not be taken up by it.

Here’s the announcement video for Season 3 and 4.

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