When Cobra Kai returns with its third season on January 1, with fans noticing someone is missing from the cast.
Nichole Brown, who plays Aisha in the Netflix series, will not be in the game Cobra Kai Season 3. The young actress broke the news in 2019, but TV line recently had the opportunity to speak with executive producers and co-showrunners Jon Hurwitz and Josh Heald, to confirm Aisha’s absence.
“We love Aisha and we love Nichole Brown,” Hurwitz said. “Some characters that we loved in Season 1 weren’t showing up in Season 2 at all, like Kyler, Yasmine, and Louie. Before the season, we said to Nichole the same thing we said to those actors: that just because a character doesn’t appear for a period of time doesn’t mean that they’ve left the universe, that they can’t come back. We love that character, and maybe we’ll see her again someday. “
Heald added, “We have a long story to tell. We tend to look at the show from a very long perspective, where the in and out has an impact and is important. Sometimes people need to come out to make their mark. [re-entry] a little different and bigger. “
According to TV line, the absence of Aisha will be explained in the first episode of the third season.
News of Aisha’s absence Cobra Kai erupted in September 2019 when Nichole Brown posted an Instagram story letting fans know she wouldn’t be in the upcoming third season. She wrote: “Officially NOT in season 3 of #CobraKai… Unfortunately, but thanks for the opportunity and the time I had on the show.”
In the TV line interview, Hurwitz reiterates how some characters who were missing from season 2 will return in this third installment. the trailer which was released earlier this month confirms that Kyler (Joe Seo) will be returning as one of Cobra Kai’s new hires.
This season will also see the return of Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita) and Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) from the 1986s. The Karate Kid Part II.
However, Aisha’s absence in season 3 leaves a big hole in the story that the series can, hopefully, at least temporarily, fill. Aisha was the childhood friend of Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) before the two went their separate ways at the start of Season 1.
Aisha also became the second student of Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), after Miguel (Xolo Maridueña), and she was a key member of Cobra Kai’s recruiting efforts for the first two seasons.
The 10 episodes of Cobra Kai Season 3 is scheduled to air on Netflix on Friday, January 1.
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