Watch the trailer below for the new Karate Kid digital series, Cobra Kai, which stars the original actors from the 1984 movie, Ralph Macchio andÂ William Zabka.
Karate Kid's Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso arenâ€™t the same people they were in high schoolâ€” but their rivalry hasnâ€™t changed one bit. The Karate Kid saga continues. Check out the first-ever released footage of Cobra Kai, the new YouTube Red Original Series, coming soon.
"IfÂ The Karate KidÂ was Danielâ€™s story, Cobra Kai is equal parts Daniel and Johnnyâ€™s story. Also because this is a series and not a movie, we really wanted to reimagine how the story was told. Changing the name made sense as part of that," Macchio previously stated.
The series, set to bow in 2018, is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and revolves around a down-and-out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. It reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita). The half-hour comedy follows the duo addressing demons from their past and present frustrations â€” through (what else?) karate.Â