Following the success of Netflix debuting the first two seasons of Cobra Kai, Netflix has not only gained the rights to Cobra Kai season three, but the streaming service has already renewed the show for a fourth.
Thanks to Netflix excitement for the show is currently through the roof and Cobra Kai season three on the way. So, let’s take a look at everything we know about the show’s next season.
What Is Happening in Cobra Kai Season Three?
Netflix released a teaser trailer for Cobra Kai season three that gives a quick glimpse of what’s to come, giving rapid flashes of the cast and what they’re up to. Take a look…
Of course, Cobra Kai season 3 can’t happen without the rivalry between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). In the trailer, we see Daniel telling Johnny, “what did you think would happen?” Maybe it has something to do with John Kreese (Martin Kove) taking over the Cobra Kai dojo.
We can also see that Johnny is at one point in jail in Cobra Kai season 3, and from the looks of his bruised and cut face, he’s been on the losing side of a fight. Meanwhile, the trailer also shows LaRusso crying at one point, but it’s also unclear what he’s crying about.
Some other quick shots show that Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan) is in some sort of juvenile detention center – possibly due to his fight with Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) that ended with Robby kicking Miguel off a school balcony. But the trailer ends with Miguel waking up in a hospital, although what state he’s in won’t be seen until Cobra Kai Season Three. However, in a tweet by Zabka from October 1st, we see the Cobra Kai logo beating along to the sound of a heartbeat. At the end of the short video, it seems as though the heartbeat stops…
Here’s who we know will be back for Cobra Kai season 3, for certain…
Elizabeth Shue In Cobra Kai Season 3?
At the end of Cobra Kai Season Two, we saw as Lawrence left his phone at the beach, and the show concluded with Johnny receiving a Facebook friend request from Ali Mills Schwarber, who previously dated both LaRusso and Lawrence.
While Cobra Kai co-creator Jon Hurwitz hasn’t said whether or not that means the return of Schwarber is imminent, Decider asked Elizabeth Shue, who played Schwarber in the films, if she would join season three. Shue stated, “I’m thinking about it, but I don’t know. I just don’t know.” Shue continued, “But I think they’ve done a great job. I’m very impressed with what they’ve done with it. I really am.”
Shue was asked this back in April of 2019, so there is certainly a chance that Shue could’ve made the decision in time to join the cast for Cobra Kai Season 3. However considering that neither Hurwitz or Shue have confirmed or denied this, and since Shue isn’t shown or hinted at in the new teaser, it seems like Schwarber’s return might be something that has to wait.
In a tweet from January of this year, Hurwitz continued to tease what could be ahead. Hurwitz tweeted, “I cannot wait for you to see the Cobra Kai Season 3 finale. But I especially can’t wait for you to see the last 90 seconds. People are gonna go nuts. I know I do every time.” Could these last 90 seconds – like the end of Season Two – be the return of Schwarber? Sure, Shue might not have made it in time to be a major part of the next season, but it seems incredibly likely she could’ve made the time for at least a quick cameo.
While of course we can expect the entire cast, including Macchio, Zabka, Buchanan and Maridueña to return, there doesn’t seem to be any major new cast additions for Cobra Kai Season Three. However, Peyton List, who became a recurring character in Season Two as Tory Nichols, has been upgraded to main cast.
The teaser trailer shows that Cobra Kai season 3 will be available exclusively on Netflix, January 8, 2021. The trailer concludes by stating that Season Four is currently “in training,” so the wait for more shouldn’t be that long.