Cobra Kai is an American comedy-drama web television series which is a sequel to The Karate Kid series from the four films, The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and The Next Karate Kid (1994), created by Robert Mark Kamen. The first season premiered May 2, 2018 on YouTube Red. The television series takes place 34 years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. The series was created by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, reprising their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from the films respectively.
On May 10, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season of ten episodes that premiered in 2019. On May 2, 2019, YouTube renewed the series for a third season and on June 22, 2020, it moved to Netflix with the first two seasons being available on August 28, 2020, the third season released on January 1, 2021. In October 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth season ahead of the third season premiere. and a fifth season in late 2022.