July 8, 2019 – YouTube Originals will host panels for two of its biggest series at San Diego Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 18 and Saturday, July 20. The panels will feature the global smash hit, COBRA KAI, and the critically-acclaimed series, IMPULSE, in anticipation for season two premiering fall 2019.
On the heels of a record-setting premiere of season two, the fan-favorite series, COBRA KAI, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will return in 2020 for a third season. The scripted series is written and executive produced by Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar, Blockers). Together, the trio conceived the new Karate Kid storyline that picks up decades after the original film. Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg will continue to showrun the series and direct the bulk of the episodes. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios. Susan Ekins, Macchio and Zabka are also Executive Producers.
Following more than 42 million views of the season one pilot, IMPULSE will return with an all new season in fall of this year. Maddie Hasson stars as Henrietta “Henry” Cole, a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and longs to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. During a traumatic event, Henry discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport, and her newfound power confirms Henry’s conviction that she really was different from everybody else — but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her. The series is produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions), Hypnotic, and showrunner Lauren LeFranc. View the season one recap video HERE.
COBRA KAI Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International:
PANEL TITLE: “COBRA KAI: Past, Present and Future”
DESCRIPTION: Join the cast and creators of the hit YouTube Original Series COBRA KAI which launched its second season last spring to another round of fanfare and critical acclaim. From its iconic roots inThe Karate Kid film franchise, to the current YouTube series, fans can learn the moves it took to bring these popular characters back for a new generation– and try to wrestle free the surprises in store for its upcoming third season.
WHEN: Thursday, 7/18/19, 4:45PM – 5:45PM
WHERE: Ballroom 20
PANELISTS: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Hayden Schlossberg
MODERATOR: Perri Nemiroff, Collider
IMPULSE Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International:
PANEL TITLE: “IMPULSE Season 2: The Genre-Bending Teleporter Drama from YouTube Originals”
DESCRIPTION: After getting more than 31 million views on the pilot, the critically-acclaimed YouTube Original series IMPULSE is back for a thrilling new season. Join stars Maddie Hanson, Daniel Maslany, Sarah Desjardins and Enuka Okuma, alongside showrunner Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) to go deep on the story thus far–and the drama to come.
WHEN: Saturday, 7/20/18, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
WHERE: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
PANELISTS: Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Enuka Okuma, Daniel Maslany, Lauren LeFranc
MODERATOR: Jacqueline Coley, Rotten Tomatoes