If you happen to be confused as to what YouTube Red is, in short, it is the YouTube version of Netflix. It’s a subscription service that brings you premium content and we can now confirm that a Karate Kid reboot will be one of those pieces of content.
“Actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will reprise their roles in the forthcoming project, which is being produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Overbrook Entertainment,” according to TubeFilter.
“Ten half-hour episodes will debut on YouTube Red, which is priced at $10 per month, next year.”
The series will be called Cobra Kai and will be set thirty years following the final moments of the film. There will be no Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith as far as we know but there will be a rivalry revisited that will cause plenty of hype around the 80s crowd.
The original Karate Kid was released in 1984 and really carried a theme that most martial arts films at the time had. It was all about the underdog triumphing over the evil, wrong-doer. In this case, Daniel San was going against a bully and we all loved the moment he was triumphant.
It’s quite fitting that the remake is being shared on the YouTube platform as we dug up a montage of some of the best clips from the film from, you guessed it, YouTube! You can check out some of the awesome Karate Kid moments in the video below and gear up for Cobra Kai once it hits YouTube Red.