Strike First... and Chill: Cobra Kai Moves to Netflix
Cobra Kai Will Soon Be Available on Netflix
The hit TV series, Cobra Kai, has signed a new deal with the streaming giant Netflix ahead of its new season.
While Netflix hasn’t released the premiere date for the third season, fans will be able to enjoy all seasons on the streaming platform later this year.
“The appeal of The Karate Kid saga is timeless, and ‘Cobra Kai’ picks up right where it left off without missing a beat. The rivalry between Daniel and Johnny is one for the ages, and the show has a ton of heart and is a lot of fun. We can’t wait to introduce a new generation of fans to Cobra Kai and are thrilled to be its new home around the world,” explained Brian Wright, the original series vice president at Netflix.
Show writers and producers Josh Heald, Hayden Schlossberg, and Jon Hurwitz said that working on the show “has been a dream come true” and that they are excited to have Netflix as a new partner.
According to Variety, the show tried to move to Netflix before its second season but the deal was unsuccessful at the time.
“Josh, Jon, Hayden, Ralph, William, and the entire cast have done such a brilliant job with this sensational series and the huge audience reaction and sentiment for it is a testament to that. We are very thankful to our partners at Netflix and couldn’t be more elated that they have become the new home for this epic saga,” said Jeff Frost, the president of Sony Pictures Television.
The show has garnered significant attention since it premiered on YouTube Premium in 2018, vastyl outperforming average YouTube Red/Premium content. It received critical acclaim, with the first season receiving a 100 percent critic and a 96 percent audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.