Netflix Renews Xolo Maridueña’s “Cobra Kai” for Sixth & Final Season

Xolo Maridueña has one karate fight left…

Netflix has renewed Cobra Kai, starring the 21-year-old Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorian American actor, for a sixth and final season.

Xolo MaridueñaThe final run, which promises to be “the biggest and baddest” season of all, is set to begin production in late spring, according to Deadline.

The news was announced Friday in a letter to fans by series creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

In it, the trio shared a tribute to the world of The Karate Kid, a universe they loved so much as kids when they couldn’t have imagined they’d one day grow up to expand into a six-season series.

Not only did they bring the stories of underdog-turned-hero Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and misunderstood bully Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) to legions of OG fans, they also inspired a whole new generation.

Cobra Kai takes place more than 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel and Johnny — but now their families also are involved. Had these two men grown up enough in the present day to make amends? Or even, dare fans dream, become friends?

The series welcomed a stacked list of new characters played by Maridueña, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Peyton List, Vanessa Rubio, Dallas Dupree Young, Alicia Hannah-Kim, and Gianni DeCenzo.

It also has featured the return of familiar faces from the movie franchise including Yuji Okumoto, Martin Kove, Thomas Ian Griffith, Elisabeth Shue, Sean Kanan, Robyn Lively and Tamlyn Tomita, among others.

One of the only faces missing is Hilary Swank, who portrayed Julie Pierce in 1994’s The Next Karate Kid. Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg have remained mum on the possibility in various conversations with Deadline, as has Swank. It’s going to be the final battle — at least for now — and anything goes.

Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Westbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television. Macchio and Zabka also serve as executive producers.

Netflix Releases Sneak Peek at Season 3 of Xolo Maridueña’s “Cobra Kai”

Xolo Maridueña is kickin’ things up…

Netflix has released the first look at the upcoming third season of Cobra Kai, starring the 19-year-old Mexican, Cuban & Ecuadorian American actor, head of the August 28 premiere for seasons 1 and 2 on the streamer.

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Netflix announced that the third season will launch in 2021 and released new footage from season 3 near the end of the trailer, following a recap of highlights from seasons 1 and 2.

The Karate Kidsequel series, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, where a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (Zabka), who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Martin Kove stars as sensei John Kreese.

In addition to Maridueña, who portrays Miguel Diaz, Macchio, Zabka and Kove, Cobra Kai also stars Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Vanessa Rubio and Peyton List.

Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg via their Counterbalance Entertainment production company.

Catalina Sandino Moreno to Guest Star on HBO’s Anthology Series “Room 104”

Catalina Sandino Moreno is checking in…

The 38-year-old Colombian actress, who earned an Academy Award nomination her breakthrough starring role in Maria Full of Grace, will appear in the 12-episode third season of HBO’s late-night, comedy anthology series Room 104.

Catalina Sandino Moreno

Room 104 tells unique and unexpected tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. While the room stays the same, every episode of the series features a different story, with the tone, plot, characters, and even the time period, changing with each installment.

Tapping into a variety of genres, from dark comedy to poignant drama to musical romance, the stories and characters featured in season 3 include: a man searching for a cure to his chronic skin condition; the caretaker of an exotic animal looking to make a sale; estranged siblings reuniting to make an investment; and more.

In addition to Sandino Moreno, the Season 3 cast also includes Luke WilsonChristine WoodsEric EdelsteinRobert LongstreetDale DickeyTom Woodruff Jr.Arturo CastroGina GallegoFrançois ChauIyana HalleyJames Babson, Sam RichardsonSteve LittleFred Melamed, Julianna BarwickAtsuko OkatsukaGianni AroneJimmy Ray FlynnTony PlanaAngie CepedaJulian AcostaTimm Sharp, Mary MouserMacon BlairKristina HarrisonCarl De GregorioJosh FademDavid PaymerMarielle Scott, Ashley Marie JonesJeremy GuskinMario RevoloriRyan Coil, Nate SmithJessica MakinsonPaul F. TompkinsJune SquibbAislinn Paul, Jon BassLily Mae HarringtonJ.P. GiuliottiIan Merrigana nd Aasif Mandvi.

HBO will premiere the third season of Room 104 on Friday, September 13.