Martin Kove returns as evil sensei John Kreese in Cobra Kai season 2

Martin Kove returns as evil sensei John Kreese in Cobra Kai season 2

The actor is joining the Youtube series as John Kreese. Kreese will continue his role as his villainous character as seen in the 'Karate Kid' film

After being renewed for a second season, 'Cobra Kai' is bringing in the evil sensei back as a series regular. Actor Martin Kove is joining the Youtube series as John Kreese. Kreese will continue his role as his villainous avatar as seen in the 'Karate Kid' film.



He made an appearance in the last episode of Season 1 that premiered earlier this month. The show loved by both fans and critics is a spin-off of the 'The Karate Kid' films. The comedy-drama is set 34 years after the original film — after the contest that decided the fates of Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso. 

Sean Kanan and Martin Kove attend The Hollywood Show held at Westin LAX Hotel on February 10, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Sean Kanan and Martin Kove attend The Hollywood Show held at Westin LAX Hotel on February 10, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. He ends up fanning the flames of an old enmity with LaRusso. 'Cobra Kai' is all about these two characters, who have grown now finding the courage to leave their egos behind and fight their issues with the one thing that makes them happy — karate. 

The series is created by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, reprising their roles from the films. Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook Entertainment co-produce the series. What is really great about the series is that they've managed to create an entirely new story with the small screen version without letting go of the original franchise's vibes. As soon as you see the pilot of the first season, you know exactly what's what. 



Along with Kove, Xolo Mariduena, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser as and Courtney Henggeler will also return as series regulars starring as Miguel Diaz, Robby Keene, Samantha LaRusso and Amanda LaRusso respectively. Since its debut on May 4, the first episode has generated over 20 million views. The next season is to premiere sometime next year.

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