Netflix’s Cobra Kai is back for a third season.
With a new season comes new challenges and growth for characters like Mitch played by Aedin Mincks. We caught up with Mincks to chat about his character’s growth over this current season, what’s it like to train in the Cobra Kai universe and where would he like to see his care to go for season four which has already been greenlit by Netflix.
As far as Mincks’s character’s journey, he simply says, “we were like nerdy fans at first and then I just progressed into kind of a dick and then I redeemed myself.” Now, his character is clearly on the path to redeeming himself and standing up to bullies. His character takes on being bullied and dealing with bullies head-on and channeling his pain into bringing change. He knowledges that his character’s path along with the series has spurred on a revival of kids getting back into karate. “It’s kind of cool seeing a surge of popularity from it and encouraging kids to go out work out and have fun,” he says.
It is not all fun and games. Mincks noted that karate and this role is not physically easy. He joked that the role like most in the series is “authentically physical.” As for injuries and physicality of his role, Mincks says, “the most painful thing that would actually happen a lot was shin on shin [action]… it’s just like the bone of the leg [is] clashing.” Mincks describes despite wearing protection, you can still feel it. “It’s a tiny bruise but it hurts really bad there for a long time and it’s there for a long time,” he says.
Mincks is fine with war wounds brought on by the hard work on set, but he does hope that his character will have more moments with Chris in season four. “I want to kick more ass with Chris,” he explains. He admits that he misses filming with his friend. Furthermore, Mincks does have another desire, of course, “I want a rematch with Joe for getting me kicked out of Cobra Kai,” he half-heartedly joked, but in seriousness wants.
Season three of Cobra Kai is currently on Netflix. It is rumored that season four is in production.