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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tribeca Film Festival: 'Cobra Kai'

"Cobra Kai' premier at Tribeca Film Festival

From YouTube, Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook Entertainment comes the world premiere of the YouTube Red Original series Cobra Kai, which took place at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, April 24thCobra Kai stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who will be reprising their iconic roles Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, respectively, from the legendary Karate Kid saga. The series will be available to all audiences on May 2nd exclusively on YouTube Red.

Following the Tribeca screening, there was a panel/conversation with Macchio and Zabka, also executive producers, as well as the writers/directors/executive producers Hayden Schlossberg, John Hurwitz and Josh Heald. 

Debuting onto YouTube Red May 2 is the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of karate kids in Cobra Kai.

Cobra Kai is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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