Martin Kove on Cobra Kai Season 2 and Keeping His Role Secret

-

One of 2018’s most surprising success stories has been Cobra Kai. The original YouTube Red series hails from creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald and is a continuation of the Karate Kid film franchise, picking up 34 years after the events of the first Karate Kid movie. The story follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), which rekindles his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio).

The series debuted to immense interest and wildly positive reviews, and one of the aspects of the show that most delighted fans was the inclusion of so many actors from the original film—including Martin Kove, who reprised his role as John Kreese. Recently, Collider’s own Steve Weintraub caught up with Kove at the Saturn Awards, and the actor discussed the surprise success of the series, what convinced him to sign on, how he had to keep quiet about his involvement, and whether he’ll be back for Cobra Kai Season 2. Kove also reminisces a bit about the original Karate Kid, revealing that he and other cast members weren’t fond of the film’s title while it was being made.

Check out the full interview in the video above. Cobra Kai Season 2 will debut sometime in the future on YouTube Red.

Here’s an index of what was discussed in the interview:

How to Watch 'Encanto': Is Disney's Magical New Animated Movie Streaming on Disney+?

Disney's got a heartfelt new celebration of family, just in time for the holidays and we've got a handy guide to where and when you can watch it.

Related Topics
About The Author
image
Adam Chitwood (15946 Articles Published)

Adam Chitwood is the Managing Editor for Collider. He's been working for Collider for over a decade, and in addition to managing content also runs point on crafts interviews, awards coverage, and co-hosts The Collider Podcast with Matt Goldberg (which has been running since 2012). He's the creator and author of Collider's "How the MCU Was Made" series and has interviewed Bill Hader about every single episode of Barry. He lives in Tulsa, OK and likes pasta, 90s thrillers, and spending like 95% of his time with his dog Luna.

More From Adam Chitwood

You May Like Also

  • 'Hawkeye': Bro, Who are the Tracksuit Mafia? Bro. Read Next
  • 'Puff: Wonders of the Reef' Trailer Shows a Tiny Fish on a Magical Journey Through an Underwater World
  • Ridley Scott Reveals a Live-Action 'Blade Runner' TV Series Is in the Works
  • 'Sing 2's Final Trailer Reveals a Dazzling and Heartfelt Animated Sequel
  • 'Batgirl': J.K. Simmons Describes Playing Jim Gordon Again as "Flabbergasting"
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘tick…tick…Boom!’ and What He Learned About Jonathan Larson's Song Writing Process at the Library of Congress
  • Watch 'SNL' Cast Struggle Not to Laugh During Dog Head Man Sketch
  • ‘Saved by the Bell’ Cast Honors Dustin Diamond in Season 2 Premiere
  • 'The Score' Trailer Shows Will Poulter, Johnny Flynn, and Naomi Ackie in an Offbeat Musical Thriller
  • 'Tick, Tick...Boom!': Did Andrew Garfield Really Sing Those Show-Stopping Numbers?
  • How to Watch 'Encanto': Is Disney's Magical New Animated Movie Streaming on Disney+?
  • Xbox Series X Mini Fridge Releases Early, Probably Easier to Find Than Actual Console
  • ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ 5-Minute Sneak Preview ‘The Prologue’ Released
  • Tony Dalton on Playing Swordsman in ‘Hawkeye’ and the “Out of Control” Scripts for 'Better Call Saul’s Final Season
  • ‘Hawkeye’: Kevin Feige, Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, and Rhys Thomas on Why It’s a Series, The Avengers Musical, and Nods to the Comics
  • 'Life Is Strange: True Colors' Nintendo Switch Release Date Revealed
  • The 25 Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now
  • How 'Sweeney Todd' Avoids The Musical Adaptation Pitfalls Sondheim Warned Against
  • 'Tekken 7' Trailer Reveals Two New Editions: Originals and Definitive