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Season 4, however, is already in the rearview mirror for the cast and crew of the series, as Netflix had already greenlit Season 5. Production on the fifth season had been ongoing, but co-creator Jon Hurwitz shared on Twitter yesterday that Season 5 is now officially in the bag. “Five. Fin,” he wrote with a photo of him on an airplane with fellow co-creator Josh Heald.
This is welcome news for Cobra Kai fans who have fallen in love with the sequel series to the '80s Karate Kid films. In Season 4, we expect to see Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Danny LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) having their dojos join forces to take down Kreese (Martin Kove) at the All Valley Karate Tournament. We should also see Karate Kid III uber-villain Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) make his way back to the franchise, ponytail and all.
While Netflix hasn't officially signed off on a sixth season of the show, Heald said in a recent interview with ScreenRant that the creative team hoped for more. “We have more beyond Season 5,” he said. “We are not writing to the end of the series in Season 5 right now. We can't believe we've filmed two seasons of the show this year. In our minds, it's crazy to believe how far ahead of the story we are than what the audience has seen so far. Season 5 is another enormous season with a lot of new flavors and a lot of things that you haven't seen before yet on the show. And it's not the end.”
We’ll hopefully get news sooner than later on whether there will be a Season 6 of the series. In the meantime, we have two full seasons of badass Cobra Kai goodness to look forward to.
Season 4 of Cobra Kai drops on Netflix on Dec. 31, 2021. No news yet on when Season 5 will fight its way onto the streaming platform.