Here's What Convinced Karate Kid Star Ralph Macchio to Return for Cobra Kai

Here's What Convinced Karate Kid Star Ralph Macchio to Return for Cobra Kai
Karate Kid sequel series, Cobra Kai, has been a huge hit for Netflix since becoming available a few weeks ago. Successfully building on the foundations of the beloved 80s movie while maintaining the same endearingly cheesy charm, returning star Ralph Macchio has revealed that it was the change in perspective that ultimately convinced him to revive Daniel-san.

"[Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg] found an angle into the universe from a different perspective, and they wanted to dive into the gray areas of these characters. And that's what the big hook was for me."

Set 34 years after the first The Karate Kid movie, Cobra Kai re-examines the narrative from Daniel's rival, Johnny Lawrence's point of view. Now a struggling alcoholic, Johnny decides to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo, leading to the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel Larusso. The show has even looked back over the
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