Additionally, the first season also received an official Blu-ray release in the country; however, it is not available via any online retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Sanity or EzyDVD.
[17], William Zabka and Ralph Macchio revived their Karate Kid characters, Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, for the series. Daniel goes to his karate dojo, to see Kreese there. She doesn't tell her family. The dojo is split into two teams, and the last person standing with their headband wins for their respective team. Johnny develops a bond with his first and best student, Miguel, in a manner that resembles the relationship between Daniel and Mr. Miyagi. All music is composed by Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson except "Cruel Summer" by Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. The rivalry between Tory and Sam intensifies after Tory witnesses Sam drunkenly kiss Miguel after Sam finds out that Miguel returned the Medal of Honor to Robby. [38] In November 2018, the series was filming in Union City.
Daniel tries to make a shady deal that could shut down Cobra Kai, but hurts innocent business owners in the process. Daniel struggles to help a new student learn. [46][47] It was nominated for a Clio Award. Daniel arrives in the Cobra Kai dojo, and finds Kreese and Johnny getting beer. His mom tells him that she will be leaving to Mexico for a month. Cobra Kai returns to the 50th Anniversary All Valley Under-18 Karate Championship with a full team led by Miguel. Kreese meets Miguel, and Johnny's students embarrass him by being immature. Daniel visits Robby, and invites Robby to move in with him after seeing the poor state of Robby's home. [39] In December 2018, shooting transpired at the closed Rio Bravo Cantina restaurant in Atlanta. A failed bank robber locks himself in a home, along with a real estate agent, two IKEA addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal millionaire and a rabbit. Miguel exploits Robby's injured shoulder to win the match, and Johnny realizes that his methods have corrupted Miguel. Daniel opens his own school with two students: Sam and Robby. Sam blocks Miguel on Instagram, saddening him. Miguel tells Hawk, and when they confront Johnny, he admits the truth, but refuses to elaborate more on the matter. Daniel assists Robby back into the ring, now as his sensei. Tory pushes Sam down a food table, embarrassing her. [50][51], The first season of the series had a positive response from critics upon its premiere. On the first day of school, the grudge between Tory and Sam explodes into a brawl between karate factions in the halls of West Valley High. Aisha asks Tory if she would like to go to the beach with her and she agrees. A vandalized billboard creates tension for Daniel. A familiar face from the past returns. Miguel finds a picture of Robby in Johnny's refrigerator, and realizes that Robby is Johnny's son. Johnny tries to recruit more students to the dojo, and Daniel decides to chaperone Sam to the school Halloween dance. Meanwhile, Daniel opens a Miyagi-Do studio to rival Cobra Kai.