The streaming service continues its quest for prestige programming. By Andrew Todd May. 09, 2018 If, like us, you loved 2016 coming-of-age comedy Edge of Seventeen, you’ll be at least curious about this news. YouTube Red (the paid part of YouTube) has ordered a pilot for a TV version of the film, to be written by Annabel Oakes (Transparent, Atypical) and executive-produced by the film’s writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig. The show is currently being described as a “spinoff,” but none of the original cast will return. YouTube says the show will “subvert standard teen show tropes” as it follows a high-school student and her best friend through the trials and tribulations of being a high school student and a teenager. I can’t thinking that, given the quality of Edge of Seventeen, its TV adaptation deserves better than YouTube Red. The service has yet to produce a true breakout hit, instead leveraging the personalities and trends that make … [Read more...] about EDGE OF SEVENTEEN Series Pilot Headed To YouTube Red
10 minutes ago "How does second place feel now?" That was the question posed to Johnny (William Zabka) by his domineering sensei, Kreese (Martin Cove), following a devastating loss in the All-Valley Karate Tournament. It's a scene we witness as 1986's sequel The Karate Kid Part II opens. And now, lo and behold, it's a question that powers Cobra Kai, a multi-part YouTube Red serial that catches up with the key players from the original Karate Kid series 34 years after the first movie made its debut. How does second place feel for Johnny? And what effect did winning have on Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio)? You read that correctly. YouTube Red, the paid streaming subscription service, lured original Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka back for a sequel that is decades in the making. Created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, Cobra Kai takes the Karate Kid formula and reverse engineers it with some interesting and unexpected tweaks. Brimming with just … [Read more...] about Cobra Kai Review: YouTube Red’s Karate Kid Sequel Is A Kick-Ass Romp That Fans Will Love
THE Karate Kid has made a comeback with new web series Cobra Kai. Here's everything you need to know about the sequel and how you can watch it... Is Cobra Kai available on Youtube Red? Cobra Kai, season one is available to watch on Youtube Red - but unfortunately not in the UK at the moment. The paid streaming service is an ad-free version of Youtube. It is currently only available in the US, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and South Korea. YouTube's CEO has said that the company plans to to launch YouTube Red in "a hundred" more countries around the world in 2018. What's The Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai about? Cobra Kai is a web series and a sequel to the 1984 film The Karate Kid. It features the original actors Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) and William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence). Set 34 years after the end of the first movie, Daniel is now a car salesman while Johnny is down on his luck. The pair are once again at odds when Johnny re-opens the infamous Cobra Kai karate club. Daniel … [Read more...] about Is Cobra Kai available on YouTube Red, what’s the Karate Kid sequel series about and how can you watch it?
Ready to be transported back to the world of The Karate Kid, but not willing to fork over the cash for a YouTube Red subscription? You’re in luck: the first two Cobra Kai episodes are available to watch now for free on YouTube. It’s a clever marketing ruse by YouTube to get new subscribers, but the Cobra Kai free episodes may actually convince you to buy into a whole new streaming service. Because critics are raving about the long-awaited sequel to the classic ’80s sports film. Cobra Kai brings original Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka into the 21st century, following Macchio’s Daniel, AKA the Karate Kid, and Zabka’s Johnny meeting again on the dojo floor. But their situations are much different: Daniel is a successful local celebrity who runs a string of car dealerships, while Johnny is a down-on-his-luck drunk who finds himself standing up for a bullied kid. The two clash again when Johnny … [Read more...] about The First Two Cobra Kai Episodes Are Free on YouTube Red – What Are the Critics Saying?
Tom Felton and Natalia Tena join YouTube Red series Origin Deadline reports that Harry Potter series alums Tom Felton and Natalia Tena have been tapped to star in the YouTube Red series Origin. The pair are joined by newcomer Sen Mitsuji, plus Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Madalyn Horcher, and Siobhán Cullen for the sci-fi thriller series. Created, written and executive produced by Mika Watkins, the series centers on “a group of strangers who find themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. The abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be.” Paul W.S. Anderson of the Resident Evil franchise and Alien vs. Predator will direct the first two episodes. Natalia Tena takes on the role of Lana, who quickly becomes a kind of captain to the passengers of Origin with Felton set to play Logan, the main antagonist who is an angry young man, who … [Read more...] about Tom Felton and Natalia Tena Join YouTube Red Series Origin