Shows getting renewed for an extra season ahead of a premiere is nothing new for any of us or fans. But when it comes to something like Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” it is extra exciting because it is a sign of how confident the streaming platform is in the “Karate Kid “ sequel series. And since “Cobra Kai” season 4 isn’t out yet, Netflix thought it was a good time to announce that season 5 is also on its way.
According to the press release, season 5 is set to begin production in Atlanta, GA, later this fall. Though no official plot synopsis has been released – let’s face it, it would be major spoilers if they did – “Cobra Kai” takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Their newfound rivalry sparked life when LaRusso and Lawrence’s kids and students took their and their teacher’s burdens onto the mat and within school. However, LaRusso and Lawrence set aside their differences when their common enemy John Kreese (Martin Kove) reemerges.
Netflix even took to twitter to announce the big news, in “Cobra Kai” fashion, of course. The dojo is about to be 5x as rad. Cobra Kai has been renewed for a 5th season,” the tweet reads, as an image of the Roman numeral 5 ignites in flames.
The dojo is about to be 5x as rad. Cobra Kai has been renewed for a 5th season. pic.twitter.com/8iz2M6Bzw5
— @CobraKaiSeries August 27, 2021
But here’s what we do know about season 4, based on its plot synopsis:
Season 4 finds the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament… and whoever loses must hang up their gi. As Samantha and Miguel try to maintain the dojo alliance and Robby goes all in at Cobra Kai, the fate of the Valley has never been more precarious. What tricks does Kreese have up his sleeve? Can Daniel and Johnny bury their decades-long hatchet to defeat Kreese? Or will Cobra Kai become the face of karate in the valley?
It will be interesting to see what season 4 has in store for Miguel and Samantha’s Eagle Fang and Miyaagi-Do merger, while they face old friends and new rivals from the Cobra Kai dojo. One has to wonder how much more story is left for Daniel and Johnny, as well as Samantha, Miguel, Robby, and Tory. And, like always, you can expect to see some familiar faces from the original trilogy appearing in the series This time, it’s Thomas Ian Griffith who will reprise his role of Terry Silver from “The Karate Kid Part III.” What sort of plans does he have now that he is back?
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Westbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka also serve as executive producers.
The first three seasons of are now streaming with Season 4 premiering in December 2021.