If you are a fan of The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, you have been waiting for over a season to feast your eyes on Cobra Kai Season 3. Cobra Kai Season 3 was set for release on the Spring of 2020. Unfortunately when the series transitioned from YouTube to Netflix, its release date was delayed till next seaon. Multiple Cliffhangers were what we were left with when Season 2 ended. There were so many twists and turns. Fans needed to know what happens next.
But fortunately, we won’t have to wait for long for Cobra Kai Season 3. The wait is finally over. Many new characters will be entering the series while many unanswered questions will finally be answered. From release date to possible plot details, here’s what we know so far about Cobra Kai Season 3.
The Release Date for Cobra Kai Season 3 is January 8, 2021, available to stream exclusively on Netflix. The original release date for the show was April 2020 but that changed with the series changing platforms from YouTube to Netflix. Shooting for the third season wrapped in late 2019. Post Production ended before the lockdown was initiated in early 2020. Netflix has already green-lit plans for Cobra Kai Season 4. Season 1 and Season 2 of Cobra Kai are available to stream on Netflix.
Cobra Kai Stars William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence and Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso in lead roles. Courtney Henggeler, Jacob Bertrand, Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Gianni Decenzo, Peyton List and Martin Kove also provide supporting roles for the show.
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.
What’s the plot for Cobra Kai season 3?
There were quite a few cliffhangers at the end of season 2 that still need to be resolved. The first thing to expect out of season 3 is that there will be a bit of a time jump. In an interview with Collider, William Zabka mentioned Johnny wasn’t in a good place when last season ended. As a result, the new season will pick up some time in the future, when we’ll get to see how all of that stress has impacted Johnny.
The other major development at the end of season 2 involved the wellbeing of Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) after a fight tjat broke out at school ended with him being thrown off a balcony. Miguel was placed on life support, but considering actor Xolo Maridueña has confirmed he’s filmed scenes for season 3, it’s clear he makes it out all right. What remains to be seen is whether he’ll be in good enough shape to continue training, or if he’ll be relegated to the sidelines.
There’s a lot for season 3 to wrap up, but you can bet plenty more drama will be introduced to pave the way for the eventual season 4. Seasons 1 and 2 of Cobra Kai are currently streaming on Netflix, and you can watch all episodes of season 3 when they’re released on January 8th, 2021.