Seasons 1 and 2 of Cobra Kai are now on Netflix, so all attention now turns to season three, which was due out on Netflix globally on January 8th, 2021 but now moved up to New Year’s Day. We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about Cobra Kai season 3below, including what to expect, casting news, trailer breakdowns, and all the teasers thus far.
Editor’s note: This preview was last updated on December 24th, 2020 but was first published in August 2020.
Cobra Kai, an American Martial-Arts drama, was created by Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz. Hayden Schlossberg. The series is a continuation of The Karate Kid movies and takes place 34 years after the events of the original Karate Kid.
We learned in October 2020 that the third season of Cobra Kai will be available on Netflix starting January 8, 2021. This date is currently the headline of the January 2021 schedule. However, this date was removed from promotional materials at the end November, and much of December.
As we suggested in a piece from a couple of weeks ago detailing the fact Cobra Kai may be moving, that’s now come to fruition.
Netflix declared on December 24, that the service had been removed for January 1.
Originally, the expectation was that Cobra Kai season 3 would be coming to Netflix “by the end of Summer” 2020 after the series co-creator, Jon Hurwitz, was asked the question in a Q&A on Twitter.
Netflix then released an updated trailer for season 1 and 2, which was when the first two seasons were added to Netflix. The end of the video confirmed that Cobra Kai's third season would not be available until 2021.
Beware: There are spoilers.
Let’s quickly catch up with the main events of the finale of season 2 which will lead us to speculate and report on what we know about season three.
Let’s now break down what we do know about the story in season three.
It’s been confirmed we’re headed to Okinawa in the new season. Also, we believe Robby with Daniel LaRusso will also be heading to Okinawa (although season 3 screens show Robby ends up in prison).
Chozen Toguchi, who first appeared in Karate Kid 2, was also teased in an early trailer.
A new teaser for Cobra Kai's third season was unveiled on October 1, 2020. The trailer is a short 14-second clip that shows a heart monitor merging into one beep, signifying the death of the person or thing. Although we know Miguel is currently fighting for his life, we believe this teaser actually refers to Cobra Kai, at least Johnny’s vision for it, is dead.
The season 3 will not begin immediately after the end of season 2. Instead, it will be quite some time later. William Zabka stated that the series resumes after significant amounts of time.
These are just a few of the details that were revealed so far about season 3.
Netflix published a number of photos from the new season on December 7, 2017. They’re quite revealing so if you want to go into Cobra Kai season 3 cold, we’d suggest skipping this section.
Jon Hurwitz revealed that the trailer for Cobra Kai Season 3 will release on December 9, 2020.
Reviewers are still restricted from viewing the show, although most media have access to its third season. The series will be released on December 28, 2020 at 12:01 PST.
We’ll be seeing plenty of returning faces in the next season of Cobra Kai.
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Miguel Diaz||Xolo Maridueña||Parenthood, Dealin’ with Idiots, Rush Hour|
|Daniel LaRusso||Ralph Macchio||The Karate Kid, The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny|
|Johnny Lawrence||William Zabka||The Karate Kid, Hot Tub Time Machine, Back to School|
|Amanda LaRusso||Courtney Henggeler||The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Nobody’s Fool|
|Robby Keene||Tannar Buchanan||Designated Survivor, Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters|
|Samantha LaRusso||Mary Mouser||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Son of the Mask, Body of Proof|
|John Kreese||Martin Kove||The Karate Kid, Rambo: First Blood. part 2, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|
|Hawk||Jacob Bertrand||Kirby Buckets, Ready Player One, Rise of the Guardians|
|Aisha||Nichole Brown||Cobra Kai|
|Demetri||Gianni Decenzo||100 Things to Do Before High School, Eagleheart, Saint Francis|
|Moon||Hannah Kepple||Tell Me Your Secrets, Your Worst Nightmare, The Man Cave Chronicle|
|Carmen Diaz||Vanessa Rubio||Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Dolly Partons Heartstrings, How to be Single|
|Tory||Peyton List||Bunk’d, 27 Dresses, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days|
Season three could see two familiar faces returning, both of which are blasts from past.
Johnny dropped his phone onto the beach in the last moments of season 2. Many thought that it was Robby trying contact Johnny. But the twist is Ali sending Johnny a friend request on Facebook.
According to the website Murphy’s Multiverse, actress Elisabeth Shue has been seen on set of Cobra Kai and will reportedly be reprising her role as Johnny and Daniel’s childhood sweetheart.
Moving on, Tamlyn Tomita who is currently in ABC’s The Good Doctor has been confirmed (sort of) to be in season 3 of the series too. Her role as Kumiko in Karate Kid 2 was confirmed. Daniel is back to Okinawa. This tip was provided by Cobra Kai Kid.
Season 3 will also feature some new faces for the franchise, including:
These new characters are in addition to the many minor roles that were played by other actors for Season 3. You can find them on IMDb.
Already confirmed that Cobra Kai will return with another ten episodes.
The episodes will last approximately 30 minutes each, which means that there are roughly five hours of Cobra Kai available.
They also announced the release of season four.
We were initially informed that Netflix had been in talks to acquire Cobra Kai. One of its conditions was that the show would be renewed after the third season.
The fourth season of Cobra Kai will begin filming early in 2021.
Before we leave you, we thoroughly recommend you check out this excellent discussion from Cobra Kai Kid (an awesome fan YouTube account) with the show’s creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, & Josh Heald discussing the past and future of the show.
In late August 2020, the series received a brand new game. It’s a “two-player couch co-op side-scrolling beat-’em-up” that’s due to release on October 27th, 2020 for all major gaming platforms.
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