Cobra Kai is a television series that premiered on May 2nd 2018 It is a distant successor to The Karate Kid film series.
The series centers primarily around Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), once the star pupil of the Cobra Kai karate dojo, now a divorced and much-abused handyman living in squalor. Down on his luck, he rediscovers his talent after saving a neighbor from bullying. Seeing an opportunity, he decides to re-open the Cobra Kai dojo, and personally takes the teenager he rescued, Miguel (Xolo Maridueña), under his wing.
This draws the unwelcome attention of Johnny's former rival, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), who now leads a successful life after his adventures in the 1980s. He has become a Happily Marriedfather of two who runs a network of car dealerships, but since the death of his sensei, Mr. Miyagi, Daniel has found trouble keeping balance in his life — and the return of Cobra Kai is the last thing he needs.
The story is about two men addressing their demons the only way they know how: through martial arts.