Cobra Kai, the popular karate-filled family comedy-drama based on the 1980s film series The Karate Kid, has been renewed for Season 5 by OTT platform Netflix. This renewal comes months ahead of the premiere of Season 4 of the family-favourite series.
Cobra Kai picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, with the animosity between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence continuing and the next generation of young karate students.
The announcement of Season 5 stands to reason, given that the popular series was nominated for four Emmys in July, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy, Outstanding Stunt Performance, and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy.
Season 4 continues from where Season 3 left off, with Daniel and Johnny combining their dojos to face the evil John Kreese (Martin Kove) at the All Valley Tournament. The season is themed around The Karate Kid Part III, and it will feature the return of Kreese’s villainous buddy Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith).
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Cobra Kai, developed by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald and produced by Sony Pictures Television, started on YouTube for two seasons as part of the company’s venture into original programming. It was then purchased by Netflix in 2020 and blossomed into a smash after that.
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What Is Cobra Kai About?
Cobra Kai is a spin-off program of The Karate Kid series that follows the intense world of martial arts in Southern California and stars Ralph Macchio as the protagonist Daniel LaRusso, and William Zabka as his antagonist Johnny Lawrence. The Netflix project follows both leads in the current day as they open their dojos and coach the next generation of karate students.
When Will Season 4 Premiere on Netflix?
Season four launches in December and features the film franchise’s villainous karate coach Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith).
Has Season 5 Begun Production?
The filming of Cobra Kai, Season 5, is set to begin in Atlanta in September.
How Many Seasons Of Cobra Kai Are Available On Netflix?
When Did Cobra Kai Originally Premiere on Netflix?
Cobra Kai debuted in 2018 exclusively on YouTube Red, the company’s premium membership service. However, after YouTube discontinued TV-style written series, Netflix launched Season 3 in January 2021, becoming a phenomenal lockdown sensation for the streaming channel.
According to Netflix, Cobra Kai season 5 is on the way, with the announcement coming even before the new season begins.