Tensions are building in the Cobra Kai season 3 trailer, as Miguel recovers from his brutal fall and Johnny and Daniel join forces against Kreese.
The Cobra Kai season 3 trailer is here, giving a glimpse at all the street fights, training montages, and unlikely alliances to come. This will be the show’s first season produced as a Netflix Original, as the first two premiered on YouTube’s paid subscription service YouTube Premium (then called YouTube Red) before being brought over to the streaming giant. Season 3 will resume the feuds between Johnny Lawrence, Daniel LaRusso, and John Kreese on January 8, 2021.
Cobra Kai season 2 ended with a spectacular and violent climactic brawl, with various members of the rival Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do dojos breaking out into a full-blown brawl in the middle of school. That melee ends in brutal display from Johnny’s son Robby, who knocks his father’s star pupil Miguel over a second floor railing and onto a bannister below. Given the new glimpses at Cobra Kai season 3, that ending will have some serious ramifications for both boys.
The new season 3 trailer from Netflix picks up right where season 2 left off, with Miguel hospitalized from his injuries and Robby seemingly imprisoned in a juvenile detention center. In response to John Kreese’s takeover of the Cobra Kai dojo and the dangerous effects he’s having on the students, Johnny (William Zabka) and Daniel (LaRusso) opt to put their old rivalry aside and join forces in attempt to mend their past mistakes. There’s plenty of drama, cries for redemption, and of course, lots of karate. You can watch the full trailer below.
While the trailer shows a lot of what’s to come, some big questions remain unanswered. One of the most pressing is whether or not Ali Mills, a core character from the original movie, will return in season 3. Ali sent Johnny an unseen Facebook friend request at the very end of last season, suggesting another figure form Karate Kid lore could be entering the fray to shake things up. Given the character’s history with both Johnny and Daniel, that could be a fun and interesting wrinkle.
The rest of the drama will likely focus on the show’s various preexisting character relationships. Hawk looks like he’s stepping into a proper villain role and potentially getting some revenge on his former tormentors, but that seems like it will only widening the gap between him and his former friend Demetri. It also looks like Johnny’s season 3 arc will be tied directly to Miguel’s recovery, but it remains to be seen how that will affect his relationship with his actual son.