YouTube Says 'Cobra Kai' Will Have a Season 3, But This Time It's Free

The YouTube original series Cobra Kai will have a third season after two wildly-successful seasons. Those who enjoyed the show's first two seasons had to watch as a paid subscriber. YouTube announced Thursday that Season 3 will be free, but with advertisements.

The spinoff of the 1980's movie The Karate Kid features former bad boy Johnny Lawrence resurrecting the Cobra Kai dojo and battling forces with Daniel LaRusso, who brought back Miyagi dojo.

Not to give away any details of the first two seasons, here are the trailers for each season, which began in May 2018 with Season 1, followed by a release of all 10 episodes of Season 2 on April 24, 2019.

Season 1 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

Season 3 is expected to launch in 2020. Here's the early preview that went along with its announcement.

The Cobra Kai series has multiple references to scenes from the original The Karate Kid throughout episodes in each of the first two seasons, with some characters having recurring appearances.

Cobra Kai has addressed issues like bullying in high school, it has shown different methods of teaching karate and it has put a new twist in the original movie. How? It looks to Johnny Lawrence (played by William Zabka) and questions: was he really a bully in high school or forced into fighting situations?

The YouTube series centers around the two dojos, with their senseis played by the originals actors from The Karate Kid—Lawrence and Ralph Macchio. Each episode in both seasons leave viewers trying to figure out what happens next.

And with the cliffhanger that ended Season 2, Cobra Kai fans clamored for yet another season of what's become a very popular, talked about series with top-notch writing.

The first two seasons of Cobra Kai required viewers to watch it through a YouTube Premium or YouTube Red subscription. The social media giant announced the third season will be free to all viewers, along with other original programs like Kevin Hart: What the Fit, and the upcoming scheduled Untitled Paris Hilton Documentary, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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