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Announcing Cobra Kai from YouTube Red

Today, YouTube ​is ​announced Cobra Kai, an all-new series coming to YouTube Red in 2018 that re-teams Ralph Macchio and William Zabka in their star-making roles from the iconic film franchise, The Karate Kid. The 10-episode, half-hour series reimagines one of Hollywood’s most popular tales of rivalry and redemption.

Cobra Kai stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will join Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content are here.


The YouTube presentation will also highlight exciting new projects on the slate, including a panel with the cast and crew of “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*” — a hilarious reinvention of the traditional cop drama. Daniels will be joined by the series’ stars Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”) and Emmy-nominee Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Orange Is The New Black”), as well as  renowned comedy director Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Central Intelligence,” “We’re the Millers,” and “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”) and executive producer Beau Bauman (“Office Christmas Party,” “Central Intelligence”) who will share what it was like to create this new series scheduled to debut on YouTube Red this fall.

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