Watch The First Trailer of 'The Karate Kid' Sequel, 'Cobra Kai'
Yes, Hollywood's endless stream of nostalgic reboots can be mind-numbing. And yes, we had that Jaden Smith-vehicle of a Karate Kid remake just eight years ago. But YouTube Red's new Karate Kid-spinoff TV series has one thing going for it: It's gotten the original gang (save the late, great Pat Morita) back together.
That's right, Ralph Macchio is once again facing off against William Zabka, in a rivalry between middle-aged men that's got to be slightly pathetic for all involved. The premise seems simple enough—Zabka's Johnny Lawrence reopens his old Cobra Kai dojo, reigniting his decades-old feud with the OG Karate Kid himself, Macchio's Daniel LaRusso. Hey, it worked for Creed.
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