Ask and ye shall receive. The Youtube Red hit series “Cobra Kai” has been renewed for a second season. The show centers around the lives of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) 34 years after the events of the beloved ’80s film “The Karate Kid.”
Both men have grown up and their lives have taken some interesting turns. Daniel is a successful car salesman with trouble at home. Johnny is down on his luck and has been for some time. In an attempt to get his life back together, Johnny reopens the Cobra Kai dojo and begins teaching a ragtag bunch of outcasts. Daniel is not thrilled to learn that Johnny is teaching the aggressive Cobra Kai philosophy, and their old rivalry quickly comes back to life.
Karate is not the only focus of “Cobra Kai.” Johnny and Daniel both face problems that can’t be solved by winning a fight. They have families, expectations and inner struggles that they must overcome. For two middle-aged men who have spent years nursing old grudges on the sidelines, getting back into “fighting shape” is no easy task.