“Fasten your gi, tighten your belt. Karate is coming to the world’s biggest stage,” the voiceover in a teaser for Season 4 of the Emmy-nominated comedy series says.
While the teaser is referring to the All Valley Karate Tournament, technically the show itself has already brought karate to one of the largest global stages in Netflix.
Cobra Kai, which is a continuation of the beloved 1980s Karate Kid franchise, originally premiered in 2018 as a part of YouTube Premium’s lineup. When that service got out of the originals game, Netflix acquired the first two seasons as library content and then greenlit third and fourth seasons anew.