The digital series that stars large part of the the original 1980 film cast, “Karate Kid,” which debuted three years ago on YouTube Red, the site’s subscription service now known as YouTube Premium, and lasted two seasons.
He won critical acclaim and even several Emmy nominations, but lacked a large audience.
Netflix announced in June that it had seized the rights to “Cobra Kai” as YouTube Premium deviated from the original script content.
The first two seasons landed on Netflix on Friday and quickly climbed to No. 1 in platform trends.
This isn’t the first time Netflix has saved a show and made it a hit. In 2018, Netlfix took Lucifer as the original after Fox canceled the show after three seasons. The comic book drama has since made the Netflix Top 10 several times since it hit the platform.
“Cobra Kai” easily knocked out “Lucifer” with a crane from the first place in the Top 10 of Netflix for one weekend.