The series seems to flip the two men's roles. (Boy, that crane kick really did a number on him, huh?) Meanwhile, his good-guy rival Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio) is still riding high off his '80s glory days, running a high-end vehicle dealership and karate-chopping prices in cheesy TV ads.
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are at it again.
But Johnny gets inspired when he stands up for a bullied teen - OK, technically, he beats up a few teenagers - and decides to reopen his old karate dojo, Cobra Kai, to train a new generation.
Thirty-four years have passed, but the rivalry between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence remains in the trailer for YouTube Red series "Cobra Kai."
The classic 1984 film "Karate Kid" pitted young Daniel - recently new to the ways of karate - up against a much bigger and experienced Russo in the original movie. Cobra Kai is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. In addition, a remake, also titled The Karate Kid, was released in 2010 starring Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, and Jackie Chan.
Are you looking forward to catching up with the iconic '80s characters?