The Karate Kid saga continues with the first full-length trailer released Wednesday on YouTube for “Cobra Kai,” a new original series.
It’s been 34 years since we saw Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso beat Johnny Lawrence in the epic show down in “Karate Kid.” But clearly there’s still a lot of animosity between the two and it’s apparent in the two-minute long trailer. (RELATED: Karate Kid Ain’t So Great At Breakin’ Boards, Much Better At Being Totally Adorable [VIDEO])
“In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament,” the description released with the trailer read. “Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley.”
“Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo,” it added. “Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of ‘karate kids’ in COBRA KAI, a YouTube Red Original Series.”
The classic 1984 film “Karate Kid” pitted young Daniel — recently new to the ways of karate — up against a much bigger and experienced Russo in the original movie.
“Cobra Kai” premiers May 2 on YouTube Red.