Cobra Kai is moving from YouTube to Netflix later this year
Cobra Kai is officially moving to Netflix later this year!
According to a report from TV Line, Cobra Kai will move from YouTube to Netflix at some point in 2020. The first two seasons, then, will be available to stream on Netflix around the world.
Additionally, Cobra Kai season 3, which is in the works, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the future. It will be the first Netflix original season of the show.
For those who don’t know, Cobra Kai is the sequel to The Karate Kid movies. The YouTube original series premiered in 2018, and it was a major hit for the streaming service as they started to produce original shows and movies.
Since then, YouTube scrapped its scripted shows and movies side of production, and that’s why Cobra Kai was up for grabs for Netflix.
This is obviously the best thing that could happen for a show like Cobra Kai. While YouTube is YouTube, Netflix has much more global reach in TV and film. Cobra Kai, now, will be available to millions of new viewers, and because this show is so good, I’m expecting it to be another massive hit for Netflix.
We’ve already seen how well shows can do after Netflix saves them. Lucifer is the best example of that, and millions of viewers watch the series regularly around the world on the streaming service. I don’t know if Cobra Kai will have that level of success, but it’s definitely possible.
Cobra Kai season 3 release date on Netflix
No release date was announced by Netflix or given in the report. We’re hopeful it won’t be too long of a wait until Cobra Kai season 3 is released on Netflix. TV Line reports that the season has already been filmed.
If that’s the case, it shouldn’t be too long until we see the new season. I think there’s a chance we could see Cobra Kai season 3 on Netflix at the end of 2020. Although because of the production and post-production delays due to the coronavirus, it might be a long shot.
A much safer prediction for Cobra Kai season 3 would be spring 2021. Netflix would have more time to promote the series and allow fans and possible season 3 viewers to catch up and watch the first two seasons. Then, when there’s enough of an audience, Netflix can roll out the third season.
We’ll let you know more about Cobra Kai season 3 when we find out.
For now, expect to see season 1 and season 2 on Netflix sometime this fall, followed by the third season within the next year.