In the modern era of the entertainment industry, now more than ever before are production companies revisiting and reviving some of Hollywood’s most iconic franchises. From 80’s horror classics such as Halloween to Disney reboots like the upcoming Haunted Mansion remake, the creative minds of Hollywood are hard at work adapting timeless classics into modern interpretations for new generations of fans. There is virtually no limit to what franchises they are willing to update either, with the aforementioned examples highlighting the vast array of reboot projects budding up in recent years. A prime example of a recent franchise reboot that has seen immense success is The Karate Kid franchise, with the spin-off Netflix series Cobra Kai being lauded by critics and fans alike. Now Netflix is gearing up for the release of the fourth season of Cobra Kai, with the official trailer for the latest season being unveiled earlier this week.
Based upon the 1984 film The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai takes place decades after its predecessors and highlights a new crop of karate kids backed by cast members from the original films. The series has been a massive success, capitalizing upon the nostalgia of the original trilogy while introducing a new generation of fans to the timeless art form of karate. Since originally debuting in 2018, Cobra Kai has been a massive success for Netflix and the streaming platform is looking to build upon that success with a fourth season of the series that is sure to excite fans. They unveiled the trailer for the upcoming season this week, and in it old rivals face off once again while their new students also square off to prove who is the best. It should certainly be interesting to see, and eager fans can expect season four of Cobra Kai to premiere on Netflix on December 31st.
The trilogy of The Karate Kid films is legendary, inspiring an entire generation of children to take up the historic sport. With roots dating back centuries, karate and other forms of mixed martial arts continue to be a mainstay in popular culture and don’t look to be leaving anytime soon. Cobra Kai is an excellent example of that, with the series’ fourth season expected to debut on Netflix on New Year’s Eve.