“Cobra Kai never dies” is the iconic phrase of a series that will soon premiere its fourth season and has already announced a fifth.
Talking about the eighties is also remembering the infinity of films that marked that generation, one of them has to do with martial arts and an old master known as Mr. Miyagi. It’s about the legendary tape Karate Kid, created by Robert Mark Came, and that has resurfaced thanks to the series Cobra Kai, which is already in its fourth season and with uFifth recently announced.
The series has conquered the platform of streaming Netflix since his arrival in 2021. Part of his strategy was to put the most famous rivals in martial arts on screen: Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who despite being adults have not overcome their differences. A point to the nostalgia given by the eighties souls who grew up with these characters.
However, its success is also due to the contemporary format that has aroused the interest of millennials and centenarians who now declare themselves loyal fans of a series that includes stellar performances by Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan and Martin Kove.
But Cobra Kai is a series that since 2018 has tried to reach the hearts of its viewers. It originally premiered on the platform of YouTube on May 2, 2018; the following year his second season arrived for YouTube Premium. Finally in January 2021 he stomped on Netflix with its three installments, and since then viewers hail the fourth season.
The story of Cobra Kai lands 34 years after the classic movie and starts with a Johnny Lawrence wanting to redeem himself with the reopening of his dojo (martial arts school), something that awakens his eternal rivalry with Daniel LaRusso, who has done everything possible to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
However, the third season surprised with a truce between Daniel and Johnny for juntos derrotar a John Kreese (Martin Kove), the abusive trainer who took over Cobra Kai to teach his pupils martial arts through perversion and dishonesty.
She is currently nominated for the Emmy Awards, in six categories, among which stands out Best comedy series. In this category it competes with other productions such as Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, The Kominsky Method, Pen15 and Ted Lasso.
Their creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg y Josh Heald attributed their triumph to Netflix. “We knew we had a magical show on our hands from the early days on YouTube (…) But we knew there was a limit in terms of exposure and willingness of people to sign up for a new streaming platform,” Heald mentioned in the middle TheWrap.
“When the show had its auspicious move to Netflix, we hoped and hoped it would find an even larger audience,” added.
The premiere of its fourth season is expected to be this year. Meanwhile, for its fifth installment they assured that the series has been renewed. “The dojo is about to be five times cooler. Cobra Kai has been renewed for a fifth season ”, He expressed the series on his official Twitter account. (I)