Cobra Kai, arguably YouTube Premium’s first breakout hit to nab widespread viewership, critical acclaim, and standing within the larger cultural zeitgeist, has cast a buzzy actress-influecer for its follow-up season.
Peyton List, who rose to fame for various Disney Channel shows and now counts a whopping 13 million Instagram followers, has been tapped for a recurring role in season two of Cobra Kai, Deadline reports. Not much is known about her character, Tory, other than that she is a troubled teen who is new to the Valley.
Cobra Kai, produced Sony Pictures TV and Overbrook Entertainment, stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka and takes place thirty years after the events of the beloved Karate Kid film franchise. In the series, Zabka’s character, the down-and-out Johnny Lawrence, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, thereby reigniting his longstanding rivalry with Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso, who no longer under the tutelage of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
List is no stranger to streaming projects that involve digital-native creators. She co-starred with vlogger Logan Paul in another YouTube Premium project, The Thinning — whose sequel, New World Order, arrived last week after being temporarily shelved due to Paul’s offensive antics. List also appears in Hulu’s AwesomenessTV-produced tween thriller Light As A Feather, and she teamed with merch upstart FanJoy — a noted partner of Jake Paul and David Dobrik — to launch the company’s first full-fledged fashion collection in August.