‘The Karate Kid’ with Ralph Macchio is returning as online TV series

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The Karate Kid will be coming back as an internet-only serialized series, with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka both reprising their roles.

Are you a fan of popular films from 1980s pop culture? If so, you’re going to love this!

E! is making the news official that the classic martial-arts movie The Karate Kid is getting an online series revival. Said to be an actual “true continuation” of the original movie series, it will serve as a serialized sequel, showing what Daniel-san is up to these days.

Ralph Macchio, who played the titular “Karate Kid” in the films, will be reprising his role. His arch-nemesis will also be returning, as William Zabka has also been tapped to come back. The show’s writers are determined to “re-imagine” the classic feud between these two. It seems that all of these decades later, those boys still hate each other.

You’re going to need to be just a tad tech-savvy to watch this series, however. It will be called Cobra Kai and is exclusive to YouTube Red in 2018 when it premieres. The first season will last ten episodes long, and presumably more seasons will be ordered if this does well.

Synopsis, from the article:

"“Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), who has been working to maintain the balance in his life without mentor Mr. Miyagi.”"

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While we won’t be seeing this show until next year, I’ll be keeping an eye on its progress. Be sure to keep checking back for updates. Are you as happy as I am to see the return of Daniel-san?