Youtube Red and Overbrook at Sony Pictures TV hit big this month with over 20 million views of its hit series, Cobra Kai, and not for nothing either. Serving as a serial revival of the longstanding Karate Kid franchise, the show nutures itself with new cause by way of original franchise stars William Zabka front and center next to Ralph Macchio as they both parented the show to its fruition. New characters, relationship and new conflicts gave fresh rise to the show’s meaning and evident support from fans and now subscribers to YouTube Red can look forward to more in the world of Cobra Kai with a second season headed for next year.
Quotes from The Hollywood Reporter:
“This series had all of the right elements from the very beginning — compelling characters, a storied rivalry, and the talented original stars,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content at YouTube. “The way viewers have embraced the new twist on this beloved franchise has been nothing short of amazing, and we’re thrilled to partner with Sony TV, Overbrook and the extraordinary creative team led by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg to create a second season.”
“We are so elated with the performance of Cobra Kai and our incredible partnerships with Josh, Jon, Hayden and Overbrook and of course, You Tube Red. This has been a remarkable experience and the audience reaction only further validates what we already knew — that this team and series is exceptional and incredibly special,’ said Jeff Frost, President Sony Pictures Television.
Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg penned the script and executive produce with Macchio and Zabka co-exec producing, and Will Smith’s Sony Pictures Television Studios-based Overbrook Entertainment executive producing with James Lassiter.
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