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Cobra Kai Teaser Welcomes Terry Silver Back to the Dojo

Netflix's first teaser for Season 4 of Cobra Kai welcomes Thomas Ian Griffith's Terry Silver to the dojo.

The teaser features Silver standing with his back to the camera while decked out in all-black as lines from The Karate Kid Part III play in the background. As he finally turns to the camera, the screen cuts away to a text card that reads, "Now the real pain begins."

Terry Silver was the main antagonist of The Karate Kid Part III. As the owner of Cobra Kai, he seduced Daniel LaRusso away from Mr. Miyagi in an effort to sabotage him and redeem the dojo after the events of the first Karate Kid film. Season 3 of Cobra Kai also featured flashbacks of Silver's early relationship with John Kreese while the two were stationed in Vietnam, and his inclusion in Season 4 was alluded to with a mysterious phone call in the season finale.

Cobra Kai premiered on YouTube Premium in 2018 and after Season 2, Netflix won a bidding war to bring the series to the streaming giant for Season 3. Shortly thereafter, it was renewed for a fourth season. Set 34 years after The Karate Kid, the series centers on Johnny Lawrence and Danny LaRusso, now adults and senseis of their respective dojos: Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do Karate. Season 1 sees Johnny restarting Cobra Kai, taking on the frequently bullied Miguel as his first student, with the dojo soon gaining popularity among Miguel's classmates. Things take a turn when Miguel begins developing feelings for Daniel's daughter Samantha and Daniel takes on Johnny's estranged son Robby Keene as his own student. Season 2 then brought the original Cobra Kai sensei, John Kreese, back into the fold, and Season 3 saw Johnny and Danny join forces as they prepare to take on their shared enemy in Season 4.

Cobra Kai stars William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Peyton List and Martin Kove. Season 4 has yet to receive a premiere date.

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