PUBLISHED 6 HOURS AGO BY NOAH DOMINGUEZ
His sole purpose in life is to exact vengeance.
The return of Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry Silver, the major antagonist of the 1989 film The Karate Kid Part III, is confirmed in a new teaser video for Cobra Kai Season 4. William Zabka, who plays protagonist Johnny Lawrence in Cobra Kai, has released a Season 4 poster that reveals Silver’s role in the series.
“Cobra Kai Never Dies,” Zabka captioned the image when he posted it on Twitter. Silver is photographed with his signature ponytail visible, gazing away from the camera. “Now the true anguish begins,” reads the wording on the poster.
Terry Silver, played by Griffith, is an old Army buddy of Martin Kove’s famous Karate Kid villain John Kreese. Silver is a wealthy and corrupt businessman who built the Cobra Kai dojo in the first place. Silver is enlisted by Cobra Kai sensei Kreese in Karate Kid III as part of a plot to avenge Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi. Silver was mentioned in the first two seasons of Cobra Kai, and in Season 3, a youthful version of the character (played by Nick Marini) appeared in flashback sequences. The flashbacks in Cobra Kai Season 3 focused on Kreese and Silver’s time in Vietnam.
Cobra Kai aired its first season on YouTube Premium (previously YouTube Red) in May 2018, 34 years after the events of 1984’s The Karate Kid, and will return for Season 2 in April 2019. Cobra Kai Seasons 1 and 2 were critically acclaimed, and YouTube has ordered a third season. However, following Sony Pictures Television’s request, YouTube decided to give the series to the production firm, despite the fact that YouTube had notified Sony that it would not be buying a fourth season. Cobra Kai was later transferred to Netflix, with Season 3 starting in January of current year. Season 4 does not yet have a release date, although it is planned to launch in the fourth quarter of 2021.
William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Mariduea, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, Martin Kove, Vanessa Rubio, and Peyton List are among the cast members of Cobra Kai. Seasons 1-3 are presently available to watch on Netflix. The premiere date for Season 4 has yet to be announced.