It garnered critical acclaim, and also a couple of Emmy nominations, but it lacked a large audience.
Netflix announced in June that it revoked the rights to “Cobra Kai” as YouTube moved away from premium scripted original content.
The first two seasons landed on Netflix on Friday, and quickly peaked at No. 1 on the platform’s trending rank.
This is not the first time Netflix has revived a show and made it a hit. In 2018, Netflix picked up “Lucifer” as the original after Fox’s three seasons canceled the show. Comic book drama has risen on Netflix’s Top 10 show list several times since its arrival on stage.
“Cobra Kai” has eliminated “Lucifer” from Handil Crane in the No. 10 spot on Netflix’s Top 10 in single weekends.