Cobra Kai is an American martial arts comedy-drama television series and a sequel to The Karate Kid films. It is based on the movie Karate Kid by Robert Mark Kamen. It was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg. The series is set 34 years later and it continues the story of the original Karate Kid saga which was last seen in The Next Karate Kid (1994) movie.
In Season 5, Terry Silver expands the Cobra Kai empire and tries to make his “No Mercy” style of karate the only style in town. Kreese is in jail and Johnny Lawrence is setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he has caused in the past. Daniel LaRusso calls on an old friend for help. The current season will also answer the long-awaited question of what would have happened if Daniel had lost the All Valley championship in The Karate Kid Part III.
The producers are Katrin L. Goodson and Bob Wilson under Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions, Overbrook Entertainment, Heald Productions, Counterbalance Entertainment, Westbrook Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios.
The lead role in the martial arts drama series is played by Ralph Macchio and William Zabka while Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo and Martin Kove play supporting roles. The cinematography is done by Cameron Duncan and it is edited by Nicholas Monsour, Jeff Seibenick and Ivan Victor. Each episode’s running time consists of 22–47 minutes. There have been four seasons consisting of 40 episodes. Kobra Kai is scheduled to be released on 9th September and distributed by Netflix.