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Netflix Acquires YouTube’s ‘Cobra Kai’ Ahead of Season 3

New Episodes Expected to Stream Later This Year

Netflix has landed the upcoming third season of YouTube action dramedy “Cobra Kai” from Sony Pictures TV, with access on a non-exclusive basis to the 20-episode first two seasons. The series is based on “The Karate Kid” film series and features Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who also co-produce, in their original roles.

Sony Pictures TV had been shopping the series, with all major streamers expressing interest. As YouTube was not interested in renewing the series for a fourth season, the producers wanted to find a streaming venue that would leave that option open. The third season of “Cobra Kai” is expected to be streamed on Netflix later this year.