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Ralph Macchio will be the Karate Kid once more

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It seems we will be getting a follow up to The Karate Kid, as original stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are going to star in a 10 episode half hour comedy show called Cobra Kai for subscription service YouTube Red.

They will reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (Zabka).

The series is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and revolves around a down and out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. It reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita). The half-hour comedy follows the duo addressing demons from their past and present frustrations — through karate.

I cannot decide whether this is a genius idea or totally stupid.

Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold and Kumar) will write the script and exec produce alongside Macchio and Zabka. Hurwitz and Schlossberg will direct much of the series. Will Smith’s Sony Pictures Television Studios-based Overbrook Entertainment will exec produce with James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett overseeing for the company.

Source: THR

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