Cobra Kai Season 6’s Fate Has Been Decided

By Carolyn Jenkins | 1 month ago

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Karate has never been more popular than with the success of Netflix’s Cobra Kai. The series about two warring dojos does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. Right as season 4 is set to premiere on December 31st, news continues to pour out. In a recent Q&A on Twitter, creator Hayden Schlossberg stated that fans can expect a few new things in Cobra Kai season 4, including longer episodes and montages. Now, he has an even bigger update. As Cobra Kai enters production on a fifth season, fans can anticipate that will not be the end of the show.

In a recent interview with Screenrant, producer Josh Heald stated that there was “much more story to tell.” Heald states that first and foremost season 5 is a major season for the show. The producer teased that there are new elements and exciting prospects that fans haven’t seen yet. Viewers can expect a sixth season and if Netflix is feeling charitable, maybe even more. 

Cobra Kai originated as part of YouTube’s premium programming. But it wasn’t long before YouTube rebranded, leaving Cobra Kai in need of a new home (CBR). Cobra Kai was saved after season 2 when Netflix burst to the rescue. The streaming network fast-tracked the series. “I can’t believe we’ve filmed two seasons of the show this year,” Heald stated. Fans are extremely passionate about the show. Recently, former Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield revealed he was a major fan of the series, and got a special message from the cast who were just as excited that he was a fan of the show (SlashFilm).

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There are many reasons why Cobra Kai may have seen a spike in its popularity. Of course, many children of the ‘80s will remember the first time that Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence faced off in The Karate Kid. As in the current show, the two were rivals in the ring and came from different dojo’s. Though technically an antagonist in The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai frames Johnny as the central figure. This works because of the bad blood between Johnny and Daniel. This originated from Daniel’s triumph in the ring in The Karate Kid. But there are other thematic elements at play. Johnny has fallen on hard times in Cobra Kai whale Daniel could not be more successful. The trope of the underdog works well in this scenario.

Cobra Kai is not the only recent follow-up to The Karate Kid. Many may have forgotten there was a reboot of the film in 2010. The film starred Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in the main roles, though did not pack as much of a punch as was expected. The star power alone seemed enough for a successful film. Currently, The Karate Kid reboot only has a 66% on Rotten Tomatoes. Though the original films had many in the franchise, the reboot was quickly abandoned. 

This is clearly not the case with Cobra Kai and if Heald speaks the truth, there is much more to come. Johnny and Daniel’s recent team up in the face of a shared enemy has shifted the dynamics of the show. Many characters from the original films have returned, adding to the nostalgia effect. Now all the series needs is for Hillary Swank to reprise her role as Julie from The Next Karate Kid. Audiences can experience more excitement when Cobra Kai returns for season 4.