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'Cobra Kai' strikes first, strikes hard in Season 4
Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 5:19 PM
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LOS ANGELES — Actor Ralph Macchio promises Season 4 of "Cobra Kai" will "dazzle" audiences, and fans are eager to witness the teaming of Miyagi-Do karate with the remnants of John Lawrence's students. But can their new alliance match up against the Cobra Kai?
Macchio, who plays Daniel LaRusso on Netflix's immensely popular streaming spin-off of "The Karate Kid" franchise of films (1984-1994), talked about the upcoming season at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
"We just wrapped a few weeks ago," Macchio said to People Magazine. "The stories get deeper, the characters get more complex, the fighting is more awesome. The left turns, when you think you might be going right, will dazzle."
(Left to right) the late Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio and Elizabeth Shue on the set of "The Karate Kid" (1984).
Co-star William Zabka portrays LaRusso's high-school karate rival Johnny Lawrence on the show, and the actor thinks fans will be surprised by Season 4's twist and turns.
"There's a lot of people trying to get ahead of the story and trying to figure it out, but it's pretty impossible to do," Zabka said to People Magazine at the MTV Awards. "The way these writers write, the unexpected is everything. They just really go for it."
(Left to right) the Cobra Kai five — Tony O'Dell, Chad McQueen, Rob Garrison, Ron Thomas and William Zabka — have ice cream on the set of "The Karate Kid" (1984) with their nemesis Pat Morita.
With "The Karate Kid III" (1989) master manipulator Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) reported to return alongside everyone's favorite Cobra Kai baddie John Kreese (Martin Kove), Season 4 has the potential to be the best storyline yet.
(Left to right) Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) and John Kreese (Martin Kove) plan the downfall of Daniel and Miyagi in "The Karate Kid III" (1989).
Whether karate's bad boy Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) will reunite with Cobra Kai's founding fathers remains conjecture. An official release date has yet to be set, but expect the new season of "Cobra Kai" sometime in early 2022.