Ralph Macchio Confirms
Cobra Kai and star Ralph Macchio has revealed that there are plans for the Karate Kid sequel series to last for at least six seasons.
Macchio, who plays Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid saga, has now revealed that the creators behind the popular sequel series have plans in place for six seasons worth of story and that he and William Zabka are on board for the duration.
Speaking to LadBible, Macchio said –
“The writers have always felt they had six seasons in their head, where the story arcs can go. So that should all land when the time is right. You don’t want to overstay your welcome, but the fans are having fun and there’s more story there. As long as we’re allowed to keep doing it, Billy and I are in.”
Zabka added –
“We’re more than thinking about season four – we start work on it in a few weeks. And beyond. The show has a long way to go and we’re really having fun with it.”
Cobra Kai co-creator Jon Hurwitz recently revealed that bringing Hilary Swank into the fold has been discussed –
“In our writers’ room, we speak about literally every character that has appeared in the Miyagi-verse,”
“So it’s obvious that we’ve spoken about Julie Pierce. As to whether or not she’ll return to the series, that’s something you’ll just have to wait to find out.”
Oscar-winner Swank was introduced in 1994’s The Next Karate Kid playing Julie Pierce who is taken on as a student by Mr Miyagi. Julie is a troubled teenager similar to Daniel, who Miyagi takes under his wing after he learns of her personal woes.
Set 34 years after the first Karate Kid movie, Cobra Kai re-examines the narrative from Daniel’s rival, Johnny Lawrence’s point of view. Now a struggling alcoholic, Johnny decides to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo, leading to the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso.
Netflix will now premiere Cobra Kai season 3 on New Year’s Day.