‘Cobra Kai’ Creators Talk New Characters and What Could Happen in Season 3 [Interview]

/Film | 4/24/2019 | Fred Topel
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When Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald created Cobra Kai, they fulfilled the dream of their own Karate Kid fandom, and all the fans who didn’t know how much they needed Johnny and Daniel back in our lives. They also gave YouTube Premium its biggest hit, becoming the centerpiece of the streaming service’s original programming. With the return of John Kreese in the season finale, Cobra Kai kept fans waiting desperately for season two.

Heald, Schlossberg and Hurwitz have even more in store for Cobra Kai this season. Daniel LaRusso has reopened Miyagi-Do, giving free lessons to student,s including his daughter Samantha and Robbie, the estranged son of Johnny Lawrence. New characters like bad girl Tory and grown-up Stingray have signed up for Cobra Kai.

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The creators of Cobra Kai spoke with /Film by phone before the premiere of the new season. Cobra Kai season two is streaming now on YouTube Premium. Go watch it, so you can enjoy a second spoiler-filled interview that will run a little bit later.

Was the journey of season one to gradually reveal that this show is a drama?

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Hurwitz: That was part of the fun for us. Obviously our careers before Cobra Kai were all in the Hard R rated comedy feature space. So when we were taking on the property Karate Kid, we would say in every meeting that yes, we’re comedy writers but we’re fans of The Karate Kid even more so. And that our goal is to honor the legacy of this franchise and continue the world into present day. There would be some tonal changes because it’s moving into TV. It’s a little bit different 35 years later and we’re coming in through the Cobra Kai angle but The Karate Kid was a drama and had comedic moments in it, but it...
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