The young cast of Cobra Kai Season 2 gives a tour of Mr. Miyagi's house in a new behind-the-scenes video. Tanner Buchanan (Johnny's son Robby) and Mary Mouser (Daniel's daughter Samantha) lead the tour as Xolo Mariduena (Johnny's student Miguel) and Jacob Bertrand (Eli "Hawk" Moskowitz) pop up for fun as well. The video was first shown to fans at NYCC back in October. The Miyagi Dojo is going to be a much bigger part in the upcoming highly anticipated second season.
Mr. Miyagi's home was first located in Canoga Park, California. However, the house was sold after The Karate Kid hit theaters and later demolished. The house was reconstructed on the Columbia backlot and used for The Karate Kid II and The Karate Kid III. The set was later taken down, so they had to rebuild it for Cobra Kai, and they did an excellent job. They even recreated the backyard and added a pond. It's pretty remarkable that they were able to make such an accurate reconstruction.
In other Cobra Kai Season 2 news, it has been revealed that Disney Channel star Peyton List has joined the cast as Tory, who is a troubled teen and new to the Valley. Paul Walter Hauser has also been cast for a recurring "key" role. However, it isn't clear at this time who he's playing and how his arrival will affect the second season. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are back reprising their iconic characters from The Karate Kid with a bunch of younger cast members playing new characters that have now become a part of the franchise.
Cobra Kai Season 2 has been in production for the last few months, and William Zabka has shared a few pictures from the set, including the return of Martin Kove. The first season left fans on a pretty big cliffhanger, so we're all waiting to see how Kove's Sensei John Kreese and Zabka's Johnny Lawrence get along after all of these years. Zabka says, "there's love between them, but it is a dysfunctional kind of love, and we will see what happens." Regardless, it's going to be very interesting to see how everything pans out.
Cobra Kai was an unexpected hit for YouTube Red. The streaming platform originally boasted that the debut episode had been streamed over 40 million times, but they have just revealed that number is now over 50 million times. The viewership of Cobra Kai dwarves the other original content that YouTube has, which includes Foursome, with 18 million views to date, VSauce's Mind Field at 19 million views, Joey Graceffa's Escape The Night at 19.5 million views, and Rhett & Link's Buddy System, which is currently at 9.6 million views. Cobra Kai Season 2 is expected to premiere early next year. You can watch the Mr. Miyagi's house tour below, thanks to the Cobra Kai YouTube channel.