It’s just a short few hours before Netflixer’s around the world get to experience the joy of seasons 1-2 of Cobra Kai. If you’re looking to stay up, here’s an around the world time guide as to when you’ll be able to stream seasons 1 and 2.
Let’s just quickly recap for any of you who have landed here and are a little confused. Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid films that followed the main Karate Kid fighters, who revive their rivalry many decades later.
The YouTube series has been criminally underlooked and as part of YouTube’s restructuring of what its premium offering will be, Sony Pictures began shopping the show earlier in 2020.
We then got confirmation that Netflix was indeed not only going to be the new home for Cobra Kai seasons 1 and 2 but it would exclusively air season 3 which we now know won’t be until 2021 at the earliest.
Netflix is slowly increasing the excitement for Cobra Kai season 1 and 2's August 28th release with a trailer (see below), as well as a dedicated Twitter account.
Cobra Kai will be following the traditional release time schedule releasing at Midnight at Netflix’s HQ in Los Angeles. Here’s how that looks where you live:
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time (West Coast USA)||12:00 AM (GMT-8)|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM (GMT-7)|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM (GMT-6)|
|Eastern Standard Time (East Coast USA)||3:00 AM (GMT-5)|
|British Daylight Savings Time (United Kingdom)||08:00 AM (GMT)|
|Central European Time||09:00 AM (GMT+1)|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM (GMT+2)|
|India Standard Time||12:30 PM (GMT+4:30)|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM (GMT+8)|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM (GMT+10)|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||19:00 PM (GMT+11)|
These are some other questions that you might be wondering:
The series is still available on YouTube, but you can view the first episode below for free. Seasons 1-2 are likely to leave, but the timing is not yet known.
Jon Hurwitz has confirmed that Netflix and YouTube will share seasons 1 and 2.
Fans have been very vocal about the 2021 release of season 3. The show is almost finished and ready to release. Netflix is likely lining the series up for release at a time early next year when it’ll be suffering from a content draught due to COVID-19 restrictions on film and TV production.
While you’re waiting, check out this superb post from Syfy looking into the behind the scenes of what it takes to reboot a show like Cobra Kai. Plus, we’d recommend reading this excellent interview with one of the stars of the show, Ralph Machino. Also, let us know in the comments if you’re excited for Cobra Kai on Netflix.