TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai

  • Premiered: 
    May 2, 2018
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: YouTube Red
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1984 feature film (Karate Kid) 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

  • Click a button to buy a DVD at Amazon
  • Season 3
    • Amazon
  • Seasons 1 & 2
    • Amazon
  • Click icon to watch or own full episodes
    Season 1
    Season 2
    Season 3
    Season 4

Plot Synopsis

Thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence has been a handyman with a drinking problem and an estranged son, Robby, but now he seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel leads an enviable life with his beautiful family -- including wife Amanda, daughter Samantha, and son Anthony -- while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley, but he's been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. The series is about two men addressing past demons and present frustrations the only way they know how: through karate. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 YouTube Red released all episodes of COBRA KAI.

The sophomore season of COBRA KAI premiered on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, as YouTube Premium released all 10 episodes of the new season. The second season brings fans back into the action with Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence after the shocking Season 1 cliffhanger featuring the return of John Kreese. When a new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai's controversial win at the All Valley Championships, Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi. What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow - Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do? The season opens in the aftermath of Cobra Kai's win at the Under 18 All Valley Karate Championships, Johnny questions his dojo's philosophy and deals with a figure from his past. Daniel searches for the right way to respond to Cobra Kai's dominance. The seasons first episode, "Mercy (Part 2)," is free to all viewers, but subsequent episodes require a subscription to YouTube Premium.

Season 3 of COBRA KAI dropped on New Year's Day 2021 (Friday, January 1) at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix dropped the entire 10-episode new season. With a new sensei at the helm of the Cobra Kai dojo, a three-way feud takes center stage. Old grudges -- like Cobra Kai -- never die. The third season opens with Miguel fighting for his life, Robby missing, and Daniel and Johnny's reputations in tatters, as the community reacts to the West Valley brawl. Then, Daniel and Johnny team up to find Robby, while Miguel faces an uncertain future and Kreese tries to bring Tory back to Cobra Kai.
On Friday, December 31, 2021, Netflix released the entire 10-episode fourth season of COBRA KAI. Season 4 finds the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament... and whoever loses must hang up their gi. As Samantha and Miguel try to maintain the dojo alliance and Robby goes all in at Cobra Kai, the fate of the Valley has never been more precarious. What tricks does Kreese have up his sleeve? Can Daniel and Johnny bury their decades-long hatchet to defeat Kreese? Or will Cobra Kai become the face of karate in the valley?

Season 5 of COBRA KAI has already wrapped.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Overbrook Entertainment
  • In association with Sony Pictures Television