As followers of Cobra Kai are conscious, Kyler, portrayed by Joe Soe, appeared within the show’s third season, which premiered on January 1. The character spent most of Season 1 bullying Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) and being a foul boyfriend to Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser). The West Valley High School scholar, nonetheless, was noticeably absent in Cobra Kai Season 2.
In the show’s newest season, he returns to his position as an antagonist and joins John Kreese’s dojo, Cobra Kai.
One of the Show’s Co-Creators Commented on Kyler’s Return
During a January 2021 interview with /Films, the show’s government producer and co-creator Jon Hurwitz commented on Kyler being featured within the show’s third season.
“We fall in love with the characters in our universe. When there is a performer that we get pleasure from and that is significant to different characters on the show, we’re at all times on the lookout for a chance to carry them again,” defined Hurwitz.
The government producer went on to say the sequence’ writers realized that Kyler’s presence may assist develop one other character’s plot.He informed the publication:
We love the work that Joe Seo did in Season 1 and after we’re getting into the season 3 writers room and serious about the storylines of our characters, Hawk is within the Cobra Kai dojo. He’s high canine however what are issues that we may be doing this season which might be going to problem Hawk/Eli mentally as he is attempting to be the highest canine in Cobra Kai? To have a child who bullied him up to now or a gaggle, a pair bullies, youngsters who made enjoyable of him show up there and be proper there in his face with this new model of himself, it felt like one thing that may be additive. We felt that Kyler additionally brings a comedic voice that we get pleasure from on the show.
Seo Has Discussed Working on ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3
In December 2020, Seo mentioned returning to Cobra Kai whereas being interviewed on the podcast, Popternative. He revealed that he was approached by producers whereas they had been nonetheless taking pictures the show’s second season.
“The producers reached out to me saying, ‘yeah, I’m nonetheless — Kyler remains to be within the universe of you already know ofCobra Kai,'” mentioned the actor.
He additionally defined the in-universe purpose for Kyler not taking part in an element in Cobra Kai Season 2. He said that the season was “about summer time break” and his character was not going to “hang around with losers,” throughout his time away from college.
He proceeded to notice that followers might have forgotten about his character earlier than the Season 3 trailer was launched.
“I feel for lots of people, it actually blindsided them like oh s*** I forgot Kyler was on this gosh I hate that d*** I want he by no means got here again… I’m that splinter in somebody’s bum you get what I’m saying,” quipped the actor.
Seo additionally said that he needed the Cobra Kai fandom to grasp Kyler’s significanceto the show’s total storyline. He famous the character had an enormous half in Miguel’s character growth, as he would haven’t change into Johnny’s scholar if not for being bullied.
“I simply hope the followers actually see this character as a necessity as a result of he’s the principle purpose Miguel is Miguel now, you already know what I’m saying… I actually hope that this antagonist on this story kinda grows in addition to Miguel, you already know, simply to parallel their progress,” mentioned the actor.