THE Karate Kid movies have a fond place in the hearts of many.
The nostalgic martial-arts franchise is being rejuvenated with spin-off Netflix series Cobra Kai which features some familiar faces from the original films.
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Who is in the cast of Cobra Kai on Netflix?
Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
Fans of the original Karate Kid movies will be thrilled to hear that Ralph Macchio will be reprising his role as Daniel LaRusso in Cobra Kai.
Ralph was discovered at age 16 at a dance recital and rocketed to fame after featuring in the first Karate Kid movie.
Although he is most famous for his role as Daniel LaRusso, Macchio has featured in films like Crossroads, My Cousin Vinny and A Good Night to Die.
William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
Alongside Machhio, William Zabka is reprising his role as Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II.
He also features in the credits for Hot Tub Time Machine and Back to School.
Back in 2004, he was Oscar-nominated for co-writing and producing the short film Most.
Martin Kove as John Kreese
Martin Kove is also reprising his role as the Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese from the Karate Kid film series.
Apart from his Karate Kid roles, he also featured in television series Cagney & Lacey.
Martin also starred in the 1985 film Rambo: First Blood Part II.
Xolo is a 19 year old actor best known for his role as Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai.
He is also known for playing Victor Graham in the TV series Parenthood.
Recently, he has also voiced Zaid on American animated television series Cleopatra in Space.
Courtney will be known to US sit-com fans as Missy in The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper's twin sister.
She has also had a role in CBS sitcom Mom.
Courtney also had a role in Tyler Perry's American romantic comedy Nobody's Fool.
A budding 21 year old American actor, Tanner played Leo Kirkman in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor.
He also played Mason in Nickelodeon's television series Game Shakers.
He has also made appearances in Grey's Anatomy, Major Crimes, and The Goldbergs.
Mary Mouser is a 24-year-old American actress.
Mary may be known to viewers as Lacey Fleming on Body of Proof.
She also starred as Mary Jones in TV show Freakish.
When is Cobra Kai released on Netflix?
Fans are set to get a real treat with this Karate Kid spin-off show.
Viewers will be treated to season 1 AND season 2.
The show will be released on Netflix THIS FRIDAY (August 28, 2020).
You will be able to view it from 8am on this day.
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