“Cobra Kai,” the karate-themed drama comedy, has been a go-to pastime for many on Netflix the past few years. Season five premiered on Sept. 9, 2022, and binge-watchers immediately began wondering if there was another season to look forward to. As of Jan. 20, fans finally have their answer: Netflix has announced that the show has been renewed for a sixth and final season.
“Reacquainting the world with ‘The Karate Kid’ universe has been our humble honor,” creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Making ‘Cobra Kai’ has allowed us to join the same hallowed dojo once inhabited by the great Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub, and all the amazing original cast members. It has also enabled us to play sensei, expanding the original storylines and birthing a new generation of underdogs. We’ve never once taken this opportunity for granted,” they continued. “Our day one goal with ‘Cobra Kai’ has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we’ve always imagined. So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement . . . This fandom is the BEST on the planet and we hope to be telling more ‘Karate Kid’ stories with you down the line. Because as we all know, Cobra Kai Never Dies,” the note concluded.
Season five followed Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), Daniel La Russo (Ralph Macchio), and Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto) as they worked to stop Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith)’s plan to spread Cobra Kai around the world, as well as several other plotlines. So far, details about the show’s plot and release date remain under wraps — but it’s clear that the creators have been envisioning a sixth season for a while. Back in January 2022, Hurwitz told Collider that “we’ve never said from the beginning how many seasons there would be. I think we always viewed it as at least six was sort of in our heads . . .” Heald continued, “We still have an endgame plan. We’re still writing beyond Season five.”