When will 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 air? Netflix announces new date for 'The Karate Kid' spinoff series
Season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’ will find everyone reeling in the aftermath of the violent high school brawl between their dojos, which left Miguel in a precarious condition
Season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’, the American martial arts comedy-drama series based on ‘The Karate Kid’ film series, is arriving on Netflix earlier than expected. The third season of the show will premiere globally on January 1, 2021, a week earlier than the previous announced January 8, 2021. One can watch season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’ only on Netflix. All you need is an account (or borrow a friend’s).
A video released by Netflix shows William Zabka looking at the Netflix website, seeing the January 8 release date, before remarking, “Nah, too long,” and changing the date to January 1. The caption for the video on the official Netflix YouTube channel reads (in Johnny Lawrence’s voice, who is played by Zabka), "I heard you all whining about Season 3 taking forever. So I called the pawnshop and the guy walked me through this Netflix thing. Dude knows his stuff. Now you get it a week early. See you on New Year's, nerds."
‘Cobra Kai’ takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 "All Valley Karate Tournament", where a now-successful Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence, who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo.
As per IGN, Season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’ will find everyone reeling in the aftermath of the violent high school brawl between their dojos, which left Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) in a precarious condition. While Daniel searches for answers in his past and Johnny seeks redemption, Kreese (Martin Kove) further manipulates his vulnerable students with his own vision of dominance. The soul of the Valley will be at stake, and the fate of every student and sensei will hang in the balance.
What to expect from season 3?
The official trailer for ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3 sees Daniel tell Johnny that the only reason all the kids had gotten into trouble was because of them and that it was time for them to work together. And that is how things will happen this season. They will be like Tango and Cash, only neither of them are narcotics detectives.
In a very Lord Voldemort-like speech, we see Kreese saying, “There is no good. There is no bad. Only the weak and the strong.” But with Kreese as a villain on one end, we see Johnny inspire Miguel to get better on the other end, even though progress is likely to be slow given just how injured he was. After all, last season, the brawl between Tory (Peyton List) and Sam also saw Miguel and Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan) lock horns and it ended badly when Miguel was tossed off the stairs and he broke his back.
One of the main plot points in seasons 1 and 2 that has not been answered is the relationship between Samantha (Mary Mouser) and her father Daniel. The other duo battling with daddy issues are Robby and his father Johnny.
In an interview with MEA Worldwide (MEAWW), Buchanan had teased that, by the end of season 1, his character was in a troubled state. He didn't get any better by the end of the second season. He said, "While Robby sees a father figure in Daniel, his actual father is Johnny... he's his real blood, someone who wasn't there for him, but probably doing the same thing that Daniel did for a different person. Robby is in a hard place right now, thinking about how he could mend everything."
Mouser said to MEAWW that her relationship with Daniel (despite being a tad sour at the start of season 1) was a blessed one. And the fact that she was trained early on in Karate by her father helped her shape her character into a strong woman. Though, this may change going by the way season 2 ended.
"There comes a phase when she feels that she wants to be cool and be able to fit in, and by the end of season 2 she figures out that it's all not that important. What's more important to her is that she wants to be connecting with people whom she can genuinely trust and count on, which she loses with Miguel for a brief bit, eventually, it's about her trying to figure a way out," Mouser explained.