- 3 Seasons
The comedy-drama series Cobra Kai revisits the rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso that began in The Karate Kid. Thirty years later, Lawrence has opened a karate dojo in an attempt to soothe his feelings about his troubled past, but when his rivalry with LaRusso comes back to life, things get heated. This comedy-drama web series features the original stars of The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. Thirty-four years after being defeated by Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 All-Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence, now in his 50s, works as a part-time handyman and lives in an apartment in Reseda, Los Angeles, having fallen far from the wealthy lifestyle in Encino that had been enabled by his verbally abusive step-father, Sid Weinberg. He has a son named Robby with his former girlfriend Shannon Keene, but he abandoned them both when Robby was born as his mother Laura died shortly before Robby's birth. Johnny, admittedly, has never recovered from his breakup with his high school girlfriend, Ali Mills.