In the original Karate Kid movie, William Zabka’s character, Johnny Lawrence, was the “bad guy” by default, since he was the rival of Ralph Macchio’s protagonist, Daniel LaRusso. But while Johnny may have been arrogant and a bit obnoxious, Zabka says he never thought his character was truly bad. So now that the character has been resurrected for the series Cobra Kai, Zabka told us his big motivation is to present Johnny the way he saw him in the original film: a misunderstood teen trying to find his own way. (Click on the media bar below to hear William Zabka)
Cobra Kai will return to YouTube for its second season in 2019.