The series takes place more than 30 years after the events of the 1984 film “The Karate Kid,” which culminated in Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) triumph against Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) at the All Valley Karate Tournament. Their rivalry lasts throughout the decades, but in Season 4, Daniel’s Miyagi-Do and Johnny’s Eagle Fang dojos join forces to take down the Cobra Kai dojo led by their enemy John Kreese (Martin Kove) at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament.
“If Johnny and I can actually work together and we win, Cobra Kai will be out of business,” Daniel says to his wife Amanda (Courtney Henggeler) in the trailer, which you can watch below.
“You gotta take things to the next level,” Johnny says to his students. “Eagles do not respond. They swoop down and take whatever they want. First, you gotta learn how to fly.”
The “Cobra Kai” cast also includes Mary Mouser as Daniel and Amanda’s daughter Samantha, with Xolo Maridueña as Johnny’s young neighbor Miguel Diaz, Tanner Buchanan as Johnny’s son Robby, Gianni Decenzo as Miyagi-Do student Demetri, Jacob Bertrand as Demetri’s best friend Eli, Vanessa Rubio as Miguel’s mother Carmen, Peyton List as Cobra Kai student Tori. Dallas Dupree Young, Oona O’Brien, Griffin Santopietro and Thomas Ian Griffith also star.
Executive producers include Macchio; Zabka; Counterbalance Entertainment’s Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who serve as showrunners; Westbrook Entertainment’s Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett; and Sony Pictures Television’s Susan Ekins.
The CW moved up the “Walker” Season 2 midseason premiere to Jan. 13, 2022 at 8 p.m. The series, a reboot of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” stars Jared Padalecki as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, who reintegrates into his family life on the ranch after an undercover assignment until the Hatfields move in next door, bringing up memories of shared trauma between the two families.
“Resident Alien” Season 2 will premiere on Jan. 26, 2022 at 9 p.m. on USA and Syfy. It will run its first half of the season until March 16, with the second half set to return in the summer. Based on the Dark Horse comics of the same name, the series follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Alan Tudyk) whose secret mission is to kill all humans. “Resident Alien” is from UCP in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment and was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV, Robert Duncan McNeill, Christian Taylor and Nastaran Dibai also executive produce.
“Astrid & Lilly Save the World” will premiere on Jan. 26, 2022 at 10 p.m. on USA and Syfy. The series stars Jana Morrison and Samantha Aucoi as Astrid and Lilly, respectively, high school outcasts and best friends who accidentally open a portal to a monster dimension. Writers Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone executive produce along with Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron and Samantha Levine. Blue Ice Pictures produces.
Peacock announced that the romantic dramedy series “Wolf Like Me” will premiere all six 30-minute episodes on Jan. 13, 2022. The series follows Gary and Mary as they navigate a new relationship together despite their own individual baggage, whether that be a dead spouse or well-kept secret. “Wolf Like Me” stars Isla Fisher and Josh Gad. Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steven Hutensky executive produce for Made Up Stories while Abe Forsythe directs. See first look images below.
Amazon Prime Video debuted a trailer for the 2021 installment of “Yearly Departed,” which premieres on Dec. 23. The comedy special is hosted by Yvonne Orji and features a lineup of women comedians including Jane Fonda, Megan Stalter, Aparna Nancherla, Dulcé Sloan, X Mayo and Chelsea Peretti closing out the year by discussing issues such as Zoom, the COVID vaccine and the climate crisis. Alessia Cara appears for a special performance. See the trailer below.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” released a new trailer for Season 14 and revealed the lineup of guest judges for the season as well, which premieres Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. on VH1. This season’s guest judges include Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Andra Day, Loni Love, Christine Chiu, Ava Max, Nicole Byer, Ts Madison, Alec Mapa, Dove Cameron and Dulce Sloan, with virtual appearances by Jennifer Lopez and Sarah McLachlan as well as special guest appearances by Norvina and Leslie Jordan. The trailer features clips of celebrity reveals and stunning looks from the new contestants and also unveils a new twist for the show: each contestant picks a RuPaul candy bar but only one has the power to grant immunity. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as executive producers. Tim Palazzola serves as executive producer for VH1, and Jen Passovoy serves as supervising producer. Watch the trailer below.
ATN Entertainment announced that Abbey Robertson has been hired as vice president of operations and head of development of ATN Productions. She will be responsible for overseeing internal and external client relations and focusing on the entire client, production and literary roster while assisting founder Jennifer Aurianne DaRe in running the company. She joins ATN after serving as the vice president of development and production at RushTix.
Miley Cyrus, Pete Davidson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Will Forte, Lilly Collins, Isaiah Rashad and SZA will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tom Holland, Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Gavin Newsom, Hannah Waddingham and She & Him will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”