Fans of Cobra Kai have been waiting over a season for the next season to premiere. Season 3 was initially set to release in Spring 2020 but was delayed when the series moved from YouTube to Netflix. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait too much longer.
Season 2 ended with multiple cliffhangers, leaving plenty of questions for future seasons to answer. From plot details to new and returning cast members, here’s what we know about Cobra Kai Season 3 so far.
Season 3 will be available to stream on January 8, 2021. Although Cobra Kai Season 3 was initially scheduled to be released in April 2020 on YouTube, it was delayed when the series moved to Netflix. Filming for Season 3 wrapped in 2019 while post-production was finished early in 2020 as stay-at-home orders went into effect for the COVID-19 pandemic. Netflix has also ordered a fourth season which is already in development. Both Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available to stream on Netflix.
Cobra Kai season 3 plot
It looks like we might get a change of scenery this season, as Hurwitz confirmed that a portion of filming took place in Okinawa – what is Johnny up to over there? The brief teaser above – which is mainly a recap of everything that has happened so far – also hints that we might learn more about the legendary Mr Miyagi.
We know very little about what’s in store in terms of plot, and there’s one question we’re all desperately hoping to get an answer to: does Miguel pull through?
His survival from being kicked onto a bannister was also confirmed in the season 3 release date announcement trailer, which you can watch below. There’s fleeting other footage in the montage, though it’s certainly enough to get us excited.
Cobra Kai season 3 cast
We know for a fact Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), and Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) will return – and there are a few loose threads from past seasons which might mean we can expect some old friends to appear again, too.
Johnny’s son Robby Keen, for example, spent the last two seasons training under LaRusso, but he fled after putting Miguel on life support. There’s no confirmation on when we will see him again. Miguel’s mother Carmen (Vanessa Rubio) also appeared briefly in season 2 as Johnny’s love interest – perhaps that will rekindle and Johnny will gain some sense of stability?
While Netflix is keeping hush about returning characters, John Kreese has also been confirmed to reappear. The big bad is currently running things at the Cobra Kai dojo after stealing it in that shocking season 2 finale.