10:19am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Karate Kid': Watch the First Footage From the YouTube TV Sequel, 'Cobra Kai'
Daniel and Johnny are facing off — again.
YouTube on Thursday released the first footage of its forthcoming Karate Kid TV sequel, Cobra Kai.
Three decades after The Karate Kid, original stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka return to the dojo in the 10-episode straight-to-series follow-up for subscription service YouTube Red.
The series, scheduled to bow this year, 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 — through (what else?) karate.
Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold and Kumar) penned the script and exec produce. Macchio and Zabka will co-exec produce. Will Smith's Sony Pictures Television Studios-based Overbrook Entertainment will exec produce with James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett overseeing for the company.
A premiere date has not yet been determined. Watch the promo, below.