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Oral History of Cobra Kai Season 3 with William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, and the Cast

The stars of the hit series talk about reuniting with familiar faces, diving deeper into Mr. Miyagi's world, and taking the story to the next level.

by | January 4, 2021 | Comments

After two improbably excellent seasons, the smash hit Karate Kid spin-off Cobra Kai made its move to Netflix in mid-2020, where it immediately dominated the month of September on the streaming service. With countless fans now caught up on the decades-old rivalry between Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), as well as the new generation of karate students under their guidance, Season 3 takes the story even further with new alliances and old enemies. Ahead of the third season’s Netflix release on January 1, 2021, Rotten Tomatoes chatted with Zabka, Macchio, and their young co-stars Xolo Maridueña (Miguel), Jacob Bertrand (Hawk), and Mary Mouser (Sam) to talk about diving deeper into Mr. Miyagi’s world, the contrasting styles between Daniel and Johnny, reuniting with familiar faces, and where the series can go next.

Season 3 of Cobra Kai is currently available to stream on Netflix.

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