Netflix fights against Hulu for ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 1-3 rights to stream

The popular Karate Kid saga and YouTube flagship series, Cobra Kai will be moving to a new streaming site for season 3.

As a result, Netflix and Hulu have both shown interest in taking over the series. Cobra Kai Season 3 which stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will be exclusive to the new provider but YouTube will still air the first two seasons.

The airing of Cobra Kai season 1 and 2 is part of the negotiation of YouTube under the original license with Sony TV.

Netflix could obtain streaming rights

Based on the streaming scope of Netflix and Hulu, Cobra Kai might eventually land on Netflix because of its streaming range across the globe. Whereas, Hulu is only limited in the US, which makes it harder for viewers to access the series. Also, Hulu might have problems with launching Cobra Kai season 3 internationally.

Furthermore, Netflix has another advantage over Hulu. Recently, Netflix acquired shows from Sony to include, Hannibal and Seinfeld. The acquisition transpired in April for Hannibal and set to release in the US next month.  Seinfeld will arrive in 2021 on Netflix US.

What to expect from Cobra Kai season 3

Cobra Kai Season 3 will likely feature the battle between Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do dojos. Following the cliffhanger episodes in season 2, there are many twists in the plot in the upcoming season. Several plotlines to cover in the third season include Miguel’s injury, Kreese’s takeover of the Cobra Kai Dojo. Season 3 will also feature Johnny and Carmen’s relationship and Ali’s rekindled friendship with Johnny.

Hence, fans will have a better understanding of what Cobra Kai season 3 will look like.  The third season has been confirmed 11 months ago and the series is supposed to air in May 2020.  However, the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic temporarily shut down all productions.

When will Cobra Kai season 3 air

Cobra Kai Season 1 aired in May 2018 and the second season in April 2019. The original air date of Cobra Kai season 3 is in May. However, fans are expecting to see the series in December 2020.  Unfortunately, there is no final confirmation on the release date.  Additionally, there is no information yet as to the update in the production.

Cobra Kai season 3 cast

  • Ralph Macchio (as Daniel LaRusso)
  • William Zabka (as Jhonny Lawrence)
  • Mary Mouser (as Samantha LaRusso)
  • Tanner Buchanan (as Robby Keene)
  • Xolo Mariduena (as Miguel Diaz)
  • Peyton List (as Tory)
  • Jacob Bertrand (as Eli Moskowitz)
  • Martin Kove (as John Kreese)
  • Nichole Brown (as Aisha Robinson)
  • Hannah Kepple (as Moon)
  • Vanessa Rubio (as Carmen Diaz)
  • Courtney Henggeler (as Amanda LaRusso)
  • Gianni Decenzo (as Demetri)
  • Aideen Mincks (as Mitch)
  • Paul Walter Hauser (as Raymond)
  • Khalil Everage (as Chris)

Image Courtesy Of Cobra Kai Kid/Youtube Screenshot


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