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From being one of the breakout shows for YouTube, Cobra Kai, the extension world of The Karate Kid found a home in Netflix a while ago.
Now two seasons old, the show is all set to be coming with a third one and a release date for the same was also revealed earlier.
But the fans of the show will now be able to watch it earlier than planned. The streamer has moved up the show's premiere date by a week, dropping it on New Year's Day rather than Jan. 8. The announcement was accompanied by a video of William Zabka changing the release date on the show's Netflix landing page.
Netflix picked up Cobra Kai after the first two seasons streamed on YouTube when the latter got out of the long-form scripted business. Netflix has renewed the series, a continuation of the Karate Kid movies, through a fourth season.
The first two seasons broke out upon moving to Netflix, racking up nearly 7 billion minutes of viewing time in the United States over its first five weeks on the service, according to Nielsen figures. According to Netflix's own metrics — which measure a "view" as two minutes of watching time — 50 million member accounts worldwide checked out the show in its first month.
Season three will pick up in the aftermath of a violent fight between members of Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence's (Zabka) rival dojos.