A teaser trailer for the third season of the critically acclaimed series Cobra Kai debuted online late last week and fans can’t wait to see what’s in store for their favorite karate kids.
At the end of Season 2, members of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do threw down an epic battle in the halls of their high school. When the dust settled, Cobra Kai student and series main character Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) was seriously injured after taking a fall off the second floor and slamming his back into a stair railing below.
Now, so many questions need to be answered in Season 3, which is scheduled to premiere on Netflix January 8, 2021. Will Miguel survive the fall? What will happen to Robby (Tanner Buchanan) for causing the bodily damage? What is to become of the Cobra Kai dojo now that Kreese (Martin Kove) has taken control? And where does all this leave the heated rivalry between Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka)? What also needs to play out is how the series will incorporate actress Elizabeth Shue, who played Ali (with an I) in the original film, into the new season.
In the teaser trailer, viewers don’t get a glimpse of Shue just yet, but they do get a few hints of what is to come, including a quick shot of Johnny looking through the bars of a jail cell and his son Robby dressed in a juvenile detention center uniform.
There are also a lot of tears for Miguel who is shown lying unconscious in a hospital bed with an obvious spinal cord injury. As the doctors check his vitals, Miguel’s eyes suddenly flash open.
Even before Season 3 debuts in early 2021, Netflix has already green lit Cobra Kai for a fourth season. Cue Mr. Miyagi’s ear-to-ear smile and nod at the end of the original The Karate Kid.