Cobra Kai, the original YouTube series, would leave the platform and be in talks with Hulu (although Netflix is also bidding for the broadcast rights) to air its third season.
May 2018 saw the release of Cobra Kai. This original YouTube series brought back the iconic characters from the Karate Kid films. The success of this title surprised us with its freshness and for being much more than nostalgia. Later, the platform released its second season and gave the green light for a third. However, it is possible that Cobra Kai’s season 3 will not be published on YouTube, but on other streaming platforms.
According to Deadline, the series created by Josh Head, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, would be looking for options to release its next third season. Cobra Kai was made by YouTube in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television, however, according to reports, the video platform is no longer interested in producing original series. This is why Cobra Kai is looking for a home on another streaming service, rumored to be Hulu.
Things get even more complicated, as Sony Pictures Television does not have exclusive rights to the series, so moving house will not be that easy. In other words, it could broadcast the new season but not the two previous ones she made for YouTube.
Since the premiere of this series derived from Karate Kid, it has been a big talk. The productions that have revived and exploited the eighties are on the rise, although with uneven results. However, the series based on Johnny, Danny Larusso’s archenemy, surprised even strangers with its funny plot and with many things to tell about both main characters.
It remains to be seen what the fate of Cobra Kai is and whether this move will bring closure at the level of the series and, why not, of our nostalgia.