Cobra Kai Season 3: Release, Cast, and Plot Details


When Cobra Kai came out, people didn’t think much of it. The show soon gained momentum after viewers realized how awesome the show was. It even gathered a huge fanbase over time and now fans are asking only one question: When is Cobra Kai Season 3 coming out?

Cobra Kai is a continuation of The Karate Kid franchise. It follows the iconic rivals Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence as their duel continues. The story also explores the life and battles Johnny Lawrence had to face ever since he lost to LaRusso in the first The Karate Kid. Cobra Kai also follows the lives of Miguel and Robby, two new karate students whose own rivalry parallels the ones of the former duo who also happen to be their masters.

So when is Cobra Kai Season 3 coming out? Keep reading to find out!

Also a friendly reminder. Spoilers ahead!

Cobra Kai Season 3: Release Date

The second season of Cobra Kai premiered on April 24, 2019.

Then on November 27, 2018, Deadline reported that Youtube has decided to pull back on scripted programming. This left a lot of cult favorites like Cobra Kai and Wayne looking for a new home.

Luckily, the popularity of Cobra Kai caught the eyes of streaming giant Netflix. The show saw a rebirth on Netflix and gained massive popularity. Looking at how good the show was doing, Netflix decided to greenlight Cobra Kai Season 3.

Yes, The Karate Kid saga will indeed continue with the next season. What’s even better is that Netflix also renewed the show for a fourth season ahead of the premiere of the third season. Netflix announced the decision in October 2020.


The creators, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg announced the third season way back in October 2019. After Youtube Premium’s decision to can all scripted shows, they started searching for a new home.

On October 2, 2020, Netflix officially announced that they are going to release Cobra Kai Season 3 in January 2021. Netflix released a teaser on their Youtube channel and officially declared the new streaming home for Cobra Kai.

The release Date of the fourth season is not yet revealed and we expect the news to come out soon after the third season is premiered.

For now, you can watch the first two seasons on Netflix.

Who will be back?

Most of the cast is scheduled to come back for the next season.

Cobra Kai Season 3
Source: Den of Geek

Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are confirmed to come back once again. The duo has gathered praise for their performances and heartfulness to their characters. Both of them also serve as the executive producers of the show and will keep doing so for the coming future.

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Source: Decider

Xolo Maridueña and Tanner Buchanan will also reprise their roles as Miguel and Robby respectively. Both of them have more than succeeded in bringing power-packed performances as the two teenagers who are just trying to prove themselves. They make the scenes fun and filled with great energy.
Other returning cast members include:

  • Courtney Henggeler – Amanda
  • Mary Mouser – Samantha
  • Jacob Bertrand – Eli aka Hawk
  • Gianni Decenzo – Demetri
  • Martin Kove – John Kreese
  • Vanessa Rubio – Carmen
  • Nichole Brown – Aisha
  • Peyton List – Tory
  • Paul Walter Hauser – Raymond aka Stingray

Fans are also expecting Elisabeth Shue to come back in Cobra Kai Season 3. The second season ended with a big cliffhanger and hints towards Ali’s return. Will Shue come back for the third season? We can just wait and find out.

Cobra Kai Season 3: Potential Plot


The second season left a lot of unanswered questions. We see some big changes in the season finale that will alter the events of Cobra Kai Season 3 drastically.

The first big question is what’s going to happen to Miguel. We know he won’t die but the events of Season 2 are surely going to leave an impact on him, physically and mentally. We see Miguel showing mercy to Robbie when he reflects upon his Sensei Lawrence’s advice. As Miguel lets go, Robbie still angry pushes Miguel from the top floor. Miguel falls into the stairs severely injuring himself.

The aftermath of Miguel’s fall led to numerous things.

Carmen decides to break it off with Johnny. She tells him that he never wants to see him again.

Kreese takes over the Cobra Kai dojo and Johnny also finds out that most of his students have decided to take his side. They have assumed that because Johnny advised Miguel, he acted upon it and led to his downfall.

Robbie also escapes and his whereabouts are not revealed.

Finally, the big cliffhanger is Ali. As Johnny sees his life going downhill once again, he sits on the beach drinking and throws his phone off. As the camera turns towards the phone, we see a notification. It says Ali Mills has sent him a friend request. We do know Ali is married to somebody else so we can’t be sure which direction the next season is going to go.

But we all know one big question: Will Demetri and Hawk become friends again or not?

Cobra Kai Season 3
Source: Screen Rant

For now, these are just mere speculation. We can find out the rest on January 8, 2021.

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