Netflix’s Cobra Kai has been taking TV viewers by storm ever since season 1 and 2 moved to the streaming service from YouTube Red in June 2020.
A spinoff of the original Karate Kid movies, the series is set 34 years after the events in the first film and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who reprised their iconic roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. New cast members include, Xolo Maridueña, Jacob Bertrand, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser and Peyton List, among others. The show reignites the longtime feud between Daniel and Johnny, but this time instead of fighting each other, they own competing dojos and teach a new crop of fighters.
The show “tells relative stories for today’s generation, but yet has that nostalgic embrace of the original and never loses sight of its source material,” Ralph told TODAY in September 2020.
Cobra Kai was renewed for a fourth season in October 2020, and Peyton told Entertainment Tonight in January 2021, that upon hearing the news she “bawled.” Fans are dying to know what’s going to happen next and although not much information has been released just yet, the cast has officially returned to set!
When chatting with HollywoodLife in January 2021, Peyton did spill some tea about her character, Tory, and her rivalry with Mary’s Samantha. “I don’t know if it [the feud will] ever be over,” the actress said. “I think there will always be more with these two. I mean, who knows, these writers always surprise me. That’s what I love so much about this show is that when I read the script I’m genuinely eating it up. I’m so curious what’s going to happen because I think there’s such hardcore Karate Kid fans. They have so much love for it that it’s always shocking.”
On the other hand, Mary is on board for the rivalry between these two characters. “I like the rivalry,” she gushed. “I think it’s fun. I think it’s fun to have that kind of, not even just anger or like grudges, but just that passionate blind focus of like, this person is the reason that my life is whatever it is right now. And I have to fix it. I have to take it out on them. Whatever it is, I think it’s super fun.”
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