Season 3 of Netflix’s ‘Cobra Kai’ will be available one week early on January 1

(L-R) William Zabka, Martin Kove, and Ralph Macchio in ‘Cobra Kai.’ Netflix
  • Season 3 of “Cobra Kai” will launch on Netflix earlier than expected.
  • Originally scheduled to go live on January 8, the streamer announced on Thursday that it has moved up the launch date to January 1.
  • The popular series that’s based on “The Karate Kid” movie franchise, originated on YouTube.
  • Season 3 marks its move to Netflix.
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Rejoice “Karate Kid” fans: You’ll be able to bingewatch the popular “Cobra Kai” series on Netflix on New Year’s Day.

Originally, the series that features all your favourite characters from “The Karate Kid” movies was set to launch on January 8, but in a surprise Christmas Eve announcement the streaming giant has announced that the show will now be available on January 1.

The news was delivered by the show’s star Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) himself as we see him in front of his laptop and seeing that the show on Netflix doesn’t start until January 8 he says, “Nah, too long,” and changes it to January 1.

The series, which originated on YouTube and then jumped to Netflix for its third season, follows the stars of the 1980s classic “The Karate Kid” movie, who are now all grown up.

We watch Lawrence as he successfully relaunches the Cobra Kai dojo where he was the star back in high school, which leads to a rekindled rivalry with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), the star of the movie franchise.

LaRusso soon starts his own dojo that launches a feud between the students of the dojo. In the finale of season two, it led to the students having an all out brawl at school, leading to dire consequences

Insider has seen all of season 3 and — without giving anything away — what we’ll say is get ready for another impressive season filled with action and nostalgia.

And if you need to catch up before the new year, both seasons 1 and 2 are available now on Netflix.