Karate Kid Revival Cobra Kai, Cast Off By YouTube, Is Now Netflix’s No. 1 Show

It's the latest series to take advantage of the 'Netflix bump'

Still from Cobra Kai
The Karate Kid revival series is No. 1 among all movies and TV series on Netflix. Netflix/Guy D'Alema

The comedy-drama series Cobra Kai first premiered on YouTube’s subscription tier in 2018 as a high-profile original programming experiment that the platform hoped would help cement it as a subscription destination to complement its free, ad-supported offering. Two years later, Cobra Kai has exited YouTube Premium as part of that platform’s shift away from scripted originals—and YouTube’s loss is now a rival streaming service’s gain.

@kelseymsutton kelsey.sutton@adweek.com Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.