“It hasn’t been officially picked up. I need to say it because it’s true,” Macchio, 60, shared with her exclusively. We weekly While promoting his upcoming memoir, Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Meon Thursday, September 29.[But] We’re feeling pretty good that we’re going to keep the show going and let it build up and come down as needed. these people, Jun [Hurwitz], enthusiasm [Heald] And Hayden [Schlossberg]Those who write this show are awesome. [having] He has his finger on the pulse of what the fans want. They are fans themselves.”
While the New York native – who portrayed Daniel Larso in the first three. The Karate Kid Before reprising the role in films from 1984 to 1989 Cobra Kai — admitted to having “some butterflies” about whether or not the martial arts drama will be picked up for another season, shared some insight into what the future of the series might hold.
“There’s more meat on the bones. But it has to be fun and organic and I think there’s plenty of places to go every season,” Macchio explained. “Whether you bring in Tamlin Tomato As Kumiko [in season 5 or] Elizabeth Shaw In season 3. you [also] Is Thomas Ian Griffiths – How well he is doing. The Karate Kid 3 I never had a favorite of the three movies. Now it’s bearing great fruit and better versions of the storytelling and characters.
The martial arts drama, which initially begins 34 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, in which Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) to redeem himself by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai dojo and resuming his feud with a now successful Daniel Larso (Macchio).
While gave Outsiders Actor And Zabka, 56, carries much of the emotional and nostalgic burden of the series, with Macchio noting that the young cast, which has “just exploded” since the series premiered in 2018, has helped add fresh drama. Who is
“It’s a karate soap opera. I mean, let’s be honest, you know, people are fighting. In California’s San Fernando Valley Like this is world peace. But that’s the fun of it, My cousin Winnie. The star poked fun at the show’s two rival dojos, Cobra Kai and Miyagi-do, who have had various showdowns over the years.
Macchio, for his part, pays more A “mentor” role for the new generation of karate kids. for the ugly daughter alum, it’s a 180 shift from Daniel Larso’s role in the original films, Which started almost four decades ago. — something he discusses in his new memoir.
“Some of the most famous things happened from that movie and from my point of view,” he explained. us But about your experience The Karate Kid. “‘[My book is] A one-of-a-kind celebration of the making of the original film and life after the film. … and then how the lessons of experience and the film itself have given the same to the world and to my life.
Awakening: The Karate Kid and Me Out on Tuesday, October 18.
With reporting by Leanne Aciz Stanton