Netflix has announced that the hit YouTube series Cobra Kai will be finding a new home on the streaming juggernaut. A continuation of the Karate Kid series, most people likely haven’t watched a single episode as it previously required a YouTube Red subscription. I’m not sure what is even going on with YouTube’s original programming, but the acquisition by Netflix will bring the first two seasons to the service and should be available very soon.
In a statement given to the press, executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg said, “We are beyond excited to join our new partners at Netflix and look forward to the show reaching the massive global audience who loves this franchise was much as we do.” They love the franchise so much, in fact, that a third season of Cobra Kai will be debuting exclusively on Netflix in the future.
I’m much more likely to give Cobra Kai a watch now that I don’t have to fiddle with YouTube’s crummy subscription service. I’m not exactly a fan of Karate Kid, but I love it when a once-popular series goes into the future and shows the devastation and fallout that comes from adulthood.