‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3 has an early premiere on Netflix

Get ready to enter the new year in combat form: Netflix starts the third season of “Cobre Kai” a week earlier than originally planned, and will now leave all episodes on January 1st.

The day after the season kicks off, the Cobra Kai cast will appear on The Netflix Afterparty to discuss the latest season of their martial arts comedy with hosts David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes.

“Cobra Kai” is a sequel to the 1980 film franchise series “The Karate Kid,” starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka in their reprized roles of Daniel LaRuss and Johnny Lawrence. Now an adult, Daniel seeks answers about his past, while Johnny seeks redemption for things he did in his past. Former rivals must now team up to save the dojo from John Kreese (Martin Kove), who took over the function of sensei with his infamous “no mercy” philosophy.

The third season also reveals that everyone is hampered by the consequences of a violent fight between the dojo, which left Miguel (Xolo Mariduena) in a coma. The stakes in the upcoming season have never been higher, but, as the streamer says, the souls of Dolina and the destiny of every student and sense are under attack.

“Cobra Kai” also stars Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo and Peyton List. Yuji Okumoto and Tamlyn Tomita will also appear.

The show was written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg through their production house Counterbalance Entertainment. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett, executive producers for Overbrook Entertainment, along with Susan Ekins in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television. Macchio and Zabka serve as co-executive producers.

Although Netflix previously dropped the first two seasons of “Cobre Kai” on its platform, it was the second stream since the series was created on YouTube Premium. Now with its third season still (the show has already been renewed for season 4) it is a Netflix original.