YouTube Red Plans “Karate Kid” Spin-Off Show With Ralph Macchio and William Zabka


The main trio on the series — Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg — shared a joint statement on the project:

“Like everyone who grew up in the 1980s, the three of us are enormous fans of The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai will be a true continuation of the original films — packed with comedy, heart and thrilling fight scenes. We can’t wait to reignite the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry, and we’re thankful to our partners at YouTube Red, Sony Pictures and Overbrook for their shared enthusiasm in making our dream project a reality.”

Cobra Kai will join YouTube Red’s growing list of original series including Step UpMind Field12 Deadly Days and Sing It.

  | East Coast Editor

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