Good News! Netflix Moved Up the Cobra Kai Season 3 Release Date

If you're already looking forward to season three of Cobra Kai, we have good news! It's been over a year since the last season arrived — although the show did just make its Netflix debut this August — and it will still be a little bit longer before the new season makes an appearance. After previously announcing that season three will debut on Jan. 8, 2021, Netflix moved up the release date to New Year's Day! That's right, you can kick off the new year with a whole new batch of episodes.

Unlike the first two seasons, the third season will be a Netflix exclusive: the first two seasons started out on YouTube Red in 2018 and 2019 before being picked up by Netflix in August 2020, but season three will be on Netflix from the very start.

Cobra Kai is one of several "sequel" revival TV shows that have come out in the past several years, picking up the story of The Karate Kid. It follows Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso — played again by William Zabka and Ralph Macchio — decades after their youthful rivalry as both of them struggle with their family and professional lives. The show also stars Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso, Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz, Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene, Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso, and Martin Kove as John Kreese. The first two seasons are available in their entirety to watch on Netflix, so you can be completely caught up when the third season arrives on Jan. 1, 2021!

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