One of the biggest surprise hits of last year returns to screens in just a few weeks. The hit YouTube series Cobra Kai will return to the streaming platform on April 24 and YouTube just debuted the first teaser trailer for Season 2. The Karate Kid sequel series launched to critical acclaim last year, netting the rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and a passionate fanbase of viewers that reached 55 million views on the first episode.
Following last season’s cliffhanger and the return of John Kreese (Martin Kove), the rivalry between Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) reaches new heights when Daniel decides to open his own dojo after Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships. Written and executive produced by Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar), Cobra Kai also stars Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Courtney Henggeler, and Mary Mouser. Watch the Season 2 teaser below.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Season 2 brings fans back into the action with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) after the shocking Season 1 cliffhanger featuring the return of John Kreese (Martin Kove). When a new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships, Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi.
What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow – Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do?”