Cobra Kai season 3 is due to premiere early next year with Netflix previously confirming January 8 as release date. However, speculations have arisen that the original expected release on the 8th will be moved. How true could the change possibly be and what was the reason behind it? Here’s everything we know. Read on.
The much-awaited third season of Cobra Kai has completed production already and was first supposed to release in summer 2020. Netflix then picked up the show from Sony Pictures Television for the distribution rights of season 3 and 4 exclusively. Moreover, it added the first two seasons on the show on Netflix worldwide earlier in 2020.
For quite a while now, the release date was known to be on January 8, 2021. However, its most recent trailer released just December 9, no longer lists January 8, 2021 as its premiere date. The end frame of the official trailer simply states “Coming January.”
Cobra Kai Season 3: When could the new release date be?
Reports guess it would be out for New Years Day. Netflix has just recently shifted around its big New Year’s Day release through Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes. The film, originally slated to debut on January 1st, was rebooked for an early release on Christmas Day.
As of the moment, January 1st currently bears little on new releases. Hence, moving the upcoming series launch would then be a perfect way to bring in the new year.
Cobra Kai is an American martial-arts drama created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg. The series follows the story of two rivals from the original The Karate Kid movies. It takes place 34 years after the events of the original Karate Kid film.
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka return to reprise their roles Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, from The Karate Kid respectively. They also serve as co-executive producers of the series. Cobra Kai also stars Xolo Maridueña, Jacob Bertrand, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser and Peyton List.
Season 3 will see Daniel team up with Johnny and will return to Okinawa, Japan. It also follows up on Miguel’s injury, Kreese’s takeover of the Cobra Kai Dojo, Ali’s rekindled friendship with Johnny, and Johnny’s relationship with Carmen. There will also be high tensions between Hawk, Demetri, and Kyler as Kyler will join Cobra Kai.