Forget about “wax on, wax off” — when you’re in the dojo run by “Karate Kid” baddie Johnny Lawrence you won’t be waxing anything — although you’ll probably wind up washing some windows.
That’s what we learn in the second trailer for “Cobra Kai”, YouTube Red’s upcoming spinoff of “The Karate Kid” set in the dojo run by sensei Johnny, with William Zabka reprising his role from “The Karate Kid” and “The Karate Kid II”.
In the just-released trailer (above), Johnny is seen sharing his brutal philosophy with his young students, informing them there’s no fear and no pain in his dojo — and he “doesn’t give a [bleep]” how you clean his windows.
Look for Daniel-san to make an appearance at some point in the series, with Ralph Macchio confirmed to reprise his “Karate Kid” role, with Johnny’s dojo reigniting the rivalry that fuelled the movies.
In describing the new series during a recent appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, YouTube Red’s global head of original content Susanne Daniels explained: “It is a half-an-hour format but I would call it a dramedy. I think it leans into the tone of the movies in that there are dramatic moments throughout. I think it’s very faithful really in some ways to what the movie set about doing, the lessons imparted in the movie if you will. It’s next-generation ‘Karate Kid’.”
You can check out the first trailer below: