Cobra Kai Teaser: Daniel and Johnny Return in YouTube's Karate Kid Revival

Alan Olson
February 16, 2018

YouTube Red released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming "Karate Kid" TV sequel, "Cobra Kai". We also see memories of the past, including newspaper clippings of LaRusso's stunning upset in the All-Valley Karate Tournament, Lawrence on a Cobra Kai flyer encouraging sign-ups, and young men and women undergoing karate training.

Cobra Kai is expected to premiere on YouTube Red sometime later this year.

The doors of Cobra Kai have reopened in EW's exclusive teaser trailer for the Karate Kid sequel series, named after the infamous karate dojo. Johnny is reviving his old dojo Cobra Kai, and Daniel isn't about to let him without a fight. With Mr. Miyagi's life lessons, Daniel has found personal success in his own family and career as a vehicle dealer. The underdog sports movie was popularized by Rocky less than a decade earlier, but The Karate Kid stood out among them.

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"We do not train to be merciful here", Johnny said. "Johnny, you and I.this, we aren't done", he says in the teaser. Johnny, however, has fallen on hard times. Hurwitz and Schlossburg, whose credits include Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, are writing with Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine).

As for Daniel's family, Courtney Henggeler (Mom) will play his wife and business partner Amanda, and Mary Mouser (Freakish) plays their daughter, Samantha, who is described as a firecracker.

The series will center around Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña), who Johnny looks to mentor after he's tortured by bullies, Johnny's son Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), who doesn't want to be anything like his old man. Susan Ekins also executive produces along with Will Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, and James Lassiter executive producer for Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios.

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