Cobra Kai Season 4

Cobra Kai moved to Netflix for its third season right at the beginning of 2021, and the producers are wasting no time getting back to work on the next season. Production is already underway on Cobra Kai season 4, and the first photo from set reveals the title of the season premiere. Plus, the new season will be turning a couple recurring cast members into full series regulars, and two new cast members have also been recruited. Read More »

The Office Set Tour

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a tour of the Dunder-Mifflin set of The Office with cast member Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson. Plus, check out a shot-by-shot scene breakdown from the third season of Cobra Kai with a special guest star joining Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. And finally, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg talks about the challenge of being a Hollywood filmmaker and an introvert. Read More »

Cobra Kai Season 3 Release Date

Cobra Kai fans have been waiting patiently for the third season of The Karate Kid sequel series ever since it was announced that Netflix had picked it up from YouTube and would continue the story of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and the next generation of young fighters. Originally, new episodes were announced to premiere on January 8, but as a little Christmas present for the fans, the Cobra Kai season 3 release date has been bumped a little bit. Read More »

Cobra Kai Season 3 Trailer

Cobra Kai is back for a third season, but this time the dojo is over at Netflix after spending the first two seasons lost in the shuffle of YouTube’s original programming. The streaming service will allow a much larger audience to see how the Karate Kid legacy continues decades later as Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) continue to be at odds as adults. But as the new Cobra Kai season 3 trailer reveals, the playing field has changed a little bit, and these two enemies will now have to work together to take down a common enemy. Read More »

Animators React to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Corridor Crew digs back into animation with a new edition of Animators React, this time focusing on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Fantasia, Spirited Away, and more. Plus, a new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems examines the increasing presence of gonzo blockbusters like Jupiter Ascending and Alita: Battle Angel, and The Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio breaks down his career, which actually is more than The Karate Kid movies. Read More »

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Cobra Kai flips the script of The Karate Kid by focusing on the protagonist’s rival’s dojo, but The Karate Kid himself is still a major character in the saga. You know the premise by now: years after the events of the movies, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) reopened the notorious Cobra Kai dojo, which brought back painful memories for Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). Now both men try to teach teenage pupils their distinct forms of karate.

Netflix is premiering the first two seasons of the show, which originally streamed on YouTube Premium. Netflix will be the home of Cobra Kai moving forward, including the upcoming third season next year, but first, the streaming service wants subscribers to be able to catch up with what they might have missed.

The first two seasons are now streaming on Netflix, which gave /Film a chance to speak with Macchio again about some of the moments from the first two seasons he perhaps couldn’t talk about before they aired. During the interview, Macchio also looked ahead a little to the aftermath of that season 2 cliffhanger. Read More »

Cobra Kai Season 3

Netflix recently announced that the original series Cobra Kai, a sequel to the Karate Kid film franchise that YouTube supported for two seasons, would be arriving on the streaming service sometime in the future. YouTube has pulled back on how much they’re spending on original narrative programming, so Netflix is also picking up the show’s third season. Thankfully, it’s a shift that creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald are very happy about, especially since the third season is said to be their biggest season yet. Read More »

For two seasons, the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai has been streaming on YouTube. The series was the highest profile YouTube Premium project, but with the online video site pulling back spending on original scripted programming, it has been looking for a new home. Now, it has officially found one at Netflix, which will debut the third season. Read More »

Cobra Kai revisited Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso 35 years after his victory at the All Valley Karate Tournament. His student didn’t win this time, but season two promises to see Daniel reopen Miyagi-Do Karate in Mr. Miyagi’s honor, including training his daughter Samantha.

Cobra Kai became YouTube Premium’s biggest hit and they ordered the second season within a week, after 20 million views. Now the anticipation for season two is even higher than it was for the return of the beloved franchise. Daniel is going to have to face John Kreese (Martin Kove) again, and even relive some forgotten moments from The Karate Kid Part III.

Macchio spoke with /Film by phone out of New York before the premiere of Cobra Kai’s second season. He’d just gotten back from a warm welcome at SXSW and gave us more insights into what challenges still face the original Karate Kid. Season two of Cobra Kai premieres at on April 24 on YouTube Premium.

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The Karate Kid is one of the most beloved sports movies of all time, and like many properties from the 1980s, it made a modern comeback in the form of a new television series. Cobra Kai follows the exploits of a grown-up Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who still have some bitterness between each other after their famed karate tournament match-up in the 1984 film. But for those of you who may not be as familiar with the drama and tension of this rivalry, ESPN has given the 1984 All-Valley Karate Championships a 30 for 30 documentary short. Read More »