Meet the next generation of Karate Kid. YouTube Red is reviving the nostalgic franchise with Cobra Kai, a new take on an old saga. The series sees the return of franchise stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who reprise their roles, as we see Zabka’s Johnny teaching a new generation of fighters.
The returning cast members are joined by newcomer Xolo Maridueña (Parenthood) as Miguel Diaz, a victim of bullying in high school who finds sanctuary under Johnny’s tutelage; Tanner Buchanan (Designated Survivor) Johnny’s son, Robby Keene, who does his best not to follow in his father’s footsteps; Courtney Henggeler (Mom) as Daniel’s wife and business partner Amanda; Mary Mouser (Freakish) as their “firecracker” daughter, Samantha; and guest-star Ed Asner playing Johnny’s old-school stepfather, You can learn more about the newcomers in the new character videos.
Cobra Kai comes from writers Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar), who executive produce the series with Susan Ekins, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett. And as was announced today, the series debuts May 2nd on YouTube Red; check out the new character trailers below.