Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.
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Series cast summary:
Courtney Henggeler ...  Amanda LaRusso 40 episodes, 2018-2021
Mary Mouser ...  Samantha LaRusso 40 episodes, 2018-2021
Tanner Buchanan ...  Robby Keene 40 episodes, 2018-2021
Ralph Macchio ...  Daniel LaRusso 40 episodes, 2018-2021
Xolo Maridueña ...  Miguel Diaz / ... 40 episodes, 2018-2021
William Zabka ...  Johnny Lawrence 40 episodes, 2018-2021
Jacob Bertrand ...  Hawk / ... 38 episodes, 2018-2021
Gianni DeCenzo ...  Demetri 35 episodes, 2018-2021
Martin Kove ...  John Kreese 31 episodes, 2018-2021
Vanessa Rubio Vanessa Rubio ...  Carmen / ... 23 episodes, 2018-2021
Peyton List ...  Tory Nichols / ... 23 episodes, 2019-2021
Aedin Mincks ...  Mitch 21 episodes, 2019-2021
Owen Morgan ...  Bert 17 episodes, 2018-2021
Khalil Everage ...  Chris 20 episodes, 2019-2021
Nichole Brown ...  Aisha 19 episodes, 2018-2019


Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. However, this revitalization of his life and related misunderstandings find Johnny restarting his old rivalry with Daniel LaRousso, a successful businessman who may be happily married, but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. Meanwhile, even as this antipathy festers, it finds itself reflected in their protegees as Miguel and his comrades are gradually poisoned by Cobra Kai's thuggish philosophy. Meanwhile, while Daniel's daughter, Samantha, finds herself in the middle of this conflict amidst false friends, Johnny's estranged miscreant son, Robby, finds himself inadvertently coming under Daniel's wing and flourishes in ways worthy of Mr. Miyagi. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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During the original Karate Kid shoot, late director John G. Avildsen shot hours of tournament footage from multiple angles. The crew behind Cobra Kai searched the studio vault and found a ton of never-before-seen clips, which they were able to introduce into the series via flashbacks. One of them includes Zabka's real life mom, who was in the stands in different angles that went unseen until 2018. Ralph Macchio told Uproxx there are three brand new angles of the famous crane kick. See more »


In Season 1, episode 5, Daniel attempts to raise the rent of Johnny's dojo which he explicitly states Los Angeles neighborhood of Reseda. Prior to this, all of the flyers for Johnny's dojo say that it's in the Van Nuys neighborhood. See more »


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Very smartly written & acted - highly recommended
3 May 2018 | by user-322-326156See all my reviews

I was a teen in the 80's and enjoyed watching this film - as most guys my age did. I was a little skeptical when I saw that they were making a new series that takes place 30 years after the movie ended. But once I saw the trailers - I felt like they might be on to something. After watching several episodes - I can tell you that they nailed it. This is the best show out there - anywhere. It's not over acted (or under acted). It's not corny or stupid either. It's the perfect match up of seriousness with a few goofs or references from the 80's thrown in here & there. This revival could have been a disaster but it looks like they got the perfect combo of writers, directors & actors. It's funny, because as a kid - I wanted to punch Johnny in the throat as hard as I could. But as a 40-something year old - I'm kinda rooting for him. Great job to the people responsible for making this happen - and of course it couldn't have happened without Ralph & William. Thank you!

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2 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Cobra Kai: the Karate Kid Saga Continues See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


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