After William Zabka played Johnny Lawrence for the last time on the big screen in 1986’s The Karate Kid, Part II, he thought he’d be saying goodbye to the character forever. So he was pleasantly surprised — no, make that shocked — when he was contacted a couple years ago with the idea for Cobra Kai, a TV series that reintroduces us to the rivalry between Lawrence and Ralph Macchio’s character, Daniel LaRusso. Once Zabka saw the idea being pitched, he knew he wanted to be part of it, and now that the series is beginning its second season, he told us he finds his character growing and evolving in ways he never could have imagined. (Click on the media bar below to hear William Zabka)
The new season of Cobra Kai is streaming now on YouTube Premium.