With just over a month until the season 4 premiere of Cobra Kai, co-creator Jon Hurwitz confirms that Season 5 is expected on 12, August 2022. Season one of the sequel series to the original The Karate Kid trilogy debuted on YouTube Red in 2018, with season two following in 2019. However, after YouTube decided to stop producing original scripted programming after season 3, the show was left without a home. Netflix purchased Cobra Kai’s rights in June 2020 and released Season 3 on January 1, 2021, with Season 4 set to debut nearly a year later on December 31, 2021.
Cobra Kai follows the lives of Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso 34 years after Daniel defeats Johnny in the 1984 All-Valley Karate Tournament under the tutelage of Mr. Miyagi (played by the legendary Pat Morita). This time, their rivalry is reignited by the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo, and they are joined by a new generation of children and aspiring martial artists. Daniel and Johnny are played again by Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, respectively. Martin Cove reprises his role as the infamous John Kreese from the original films in the series, and Thomas Ian Griffiths joins the cast in season 4 to reprise his role as Terry Silver from The Karate Kid III.
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Cobra Kai co-creator Jon Hurwitz has now responded to fan questions about the show on Twitter. He confirmed that filming for the final episodes of Season 5 is still going on and stated that he couldn’t reveal any more details about the plot because “whatever I’d say would be a spoiler.” Read what he had to say about it below:
After the premiere of season 3 on New Year’s Day, there was some doubt about whether viewers would be able to see Cobra Kai season 4 in 2021. However, the announcement of the season 4 release date in September, as well as a new trailer to accompany it, sparked a lot of excitement and buzz among fans. The subsequent renewal of Cobra Kai season 5 in August of this year, even before season 4 debuted, came as no surprise given that it is one of Netflix’s most popular series, reaching No. 1 in 28 countries.
It’s unclear how many seasons of Cobra Kai fans will be treated to, as the show’s end date has yet to be announced. Despite this, Hurwitz stated earlier in his Twitter Q&A that “we know where we’re going” with the story, which bodes well for the show’s future. Cobra Kai will aim to go beyond the typical 3-4 season model of the most popular on-demand streaming service, and Hurwitz’s comments suggest that audiences and fans worldwide will see a lot more from the “Miyagi-Verse” in the near future.