With less than a month to go before YouTube Originals’ Cobra Kai returns for its sophomore season on April 24th, Jon Hurwitz (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Hayden Schlossberg‘s (The Pact) Karate Kid sequel series has been amping up its PR machine – and fans’ expectations – with teasers, preview, and behind-the-scenes look at the season’s production.
This time, we’re treated to a scene between Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Robby (Tanner Buchanan), as Daniel flashes back to old friend and sensei Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) to explain the Miyagi-do dojo’s philosophy to Robby. Except by the end of the scene, Daniel has an expression on his face that tells us that maybe Robbie isn’t getting the point…
From what we can see in the previously-released teaser and earlier preview, Cobra Kai isn’t wasting any time picking up right where the freshman season left off. As Daniel readies the Miyagi-do dojo for students to counter Johnny’s Cobra Kai, Johnny has some matters from the tournament that still need to be settled. Johnny has no interest in seeing his dojo go the way of the old Cobra Kai and proving Daniel right – and a recently-revealed you-know-who, too. Here’s a look at the official teaser and preview for the second season of YouTube Originals’ Cobra Kai:
Season 2 brings fans back into the action with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) after the shocking Season 1 cliffhanger featuring the return of John Kreese (Martin Kove). When a new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships, Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi.
What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow – Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do?
In the following featurette, the cast takes us behind the scenes to show the production was able to imitate the important aspects from the original Karate Kid film:
Joining Macchio, Zabka, and the rest of the returning cast for the second season are Peyton List (Bunk’d, Jessie), Paul Walter Hauser (Kingdom, BlacKkKlansman) and (as we saw in the season finale) original film star Martin Kove.
YouTube Originals’ Cobra Kai returns for its second season on April 24, 2019.