"Cobra Kai" is an American martial arts comedy-drama television series, which serves as a sequel to the original "The Karate Kid" films. The series was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg and is distributed by Sony Pictures Television. It was released on YouTube Red/Premium for the first two seasons, before moving to Netflix starting with the third. The series stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, reprising their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from the original films. The story takes place between 2017 and 2019, revisiting the narrative from Johnny's point of view as he decides to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his old rivalry with Daniel​.
"Cobra Kai" has been met with high viewership on both YouTube and Netflix and has received critical acclaim for various aspects including its writing, performances, action sequences, humor, character development, and homage to the previous films. The first and second seasons were launched on YouTube Red/Premium in May 2018 and April 2019 respectively. Netflix acquired the series in June 2020 after YouTube decided to stop producing scripted original programming. The third, fourth and fifth seasons were released in January 2021, December 2021, and September 2022, respectively. In January 2023, the series was renewed for a sixth and final season. The show has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations, with the third season notably being nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards​.