YouTube Originals Chief Doesn’t Regret Letting Cobra Kai Leave for Netflix

Susanne Daniels is doubling down on unscripted and documentaries in 2021 slate

YouTube's 88 originals in 2020 attracted 2.3 billion views, Susanne Daniels said today. Film Magic/Getty Images

YouTube’s biggest scripted series ever, the Karate Kid spinoff series Cobra Kai, has since become a breakout hit on Netflix after YouTube waved goodbye to the show last year. But YouTube Originals programming chief Susanne Daniels isn’t sweating the loss of her highest profile show.  

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