12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Karate Kid': Watch the Trailer for the YouTube Spinoff 'Cobra Kai'
YouTube is going big with its launch for Karate Kid TV sequel Cobra Kai.
The 10-episode straight-to-series follow-up for subscription service YouTube Red will bow May 2 after launching April 24 at the Tribeca Film Festival.
As part of its premiere date announcement, YouTube has also unveiled the first full-length trailer for Cobra Kai.
The series is set more than three decades after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and revolves around a down-and-out Johnny (William Zabka), who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. It reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel (Ralph Macchio), 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.