Cobra Kai Season 3 showrunners explain why Aisha Robinson won’t be in season 3.
Based on the ‘Karate Kid’ movie franchise, Netflix takes place 34 years after the events of the original Karate Kid. It has received praise for its reexamination of the film’s central feud, focusing on Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) as he rekindles his old competition with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio).
Nichole Brown portrayed Aisha in the first two seasons. The performance caught on with viewers, especially since Aisha was one of the characters who were on friendly terms with the show’s competing protagonist.
Although back in September 2019, Brown announced via Instagram that she wouldn’t be a part of season 3. The actress noted that it wasn’t her decision to exit from the series. Explaining that she was told there are no storylines for her character.
According to the source, Cobra Kai’s executive producers and co-showrunners are elaborating on the outcome to move forward without Aisha.
According to TV Line, Jon Hurwitz and Josh Heald she’d some light on why Aisha will be missing from Cobra Kai Season 3.
Assuring that the character’s absence will admit in the premiere episode. The duo expressed their appreciation for Brown and pointed out that she could easily return in future seasons.
Furthermore, Hurwitz comments, “we love Aisha and we live Nichole Brown. Certain characters we loved in season 1 didn’t occur all in season 2, like Kyler, Yasmine Louie.
Also adds, “Before the season, we told Nichole the same thing we told those actors. That just because a character doesn’t appear for some time doesn’t mean they have left the universe, that they can’t return. We love the character, and perhaps we will see her again one day.”
Moreover, Heald echoed Hurwitz’s sentiments, explaining that certain characters have to make a temporary exit. So that their reappearance could be more impactful.