Exclusive: Interviews with the Cast & Creators of YouTube’s ‘Cobra Kai’


HNS attended the Paley Center premiere for Cobra Kai this week where we spoke with the cast and creators of the show. Check out our exclusive interviews below with Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Cortney Henggeler, Ralph Macchio, Martin Kove, Jacob Bertrand, William Zabka, Xolo Mariduena, and Gianni Decenzo!



On the occasion of The Karate Kid’s 35th anniversary, the Paley Center welcomed the cast and creative team of Cobra Kai –YouTube Original’s bold reinvention of the classic film and pop culture franchise. One of the most talked about hits of the 2018 TV season, Cobra Kai revisits the original rivalry between Ralph Macchio’s “Daniel” and William Zabka’s “Johnny.” Transporting it three decades into the future with the original stars, proved an inspired, fun and smart concept and helped propel the series premiere episode to over 58 million views and universal critical acclaim. The Paley Center was delighted to welcome members of the gifted cast and creative team for a special screening and conversation in celebration of their upcoming season two premiere.


Tanner & Mary Mouser:

Xolo Mariduena:

William Zabka:

Courtney Henggeler:

Gianni Decenzo:

Jacob Bertrand:

Ralph Macchio:

Martin Kove:


About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org


Season 2 of ‘Cobra Kai’ premieres tonight on YouTube!