Cobra Kai season 4 is set to be released on Netflix in December, but we already know there will be a season 5. Stars of the show, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka both took to the Twittersphere on Friday to thank fans and express gratitude for the renewal. "Thank you, fans!!" Macchio wrote. "More story coming to you! @CobraKaiSeries S5 starts filming soon!". Zabka tweeted, "The dojo is about to be 5x as rad. Cobra Kai has been renewed for Season 5." Which was similar to the message that the shows official account put out for the big announcement.
Cobra Kai has been a large breathe of fresh air to the Karate Kid universe and has been going strong since the show first hit Youtube Red, and later moved to Netflix where it has been going strong ever since. The show picks up in season one about thirty years after the '84 All Valley Karate Tournament and we catch up with Daniel (Macchio) and Johnny (Zabka) after the events that transpired where Daniel LaRusso kicked the face off of Johnny Lawrence Who care about rules, right? The end of season 1 shows Miguel Diaz, Xolo Marudeuna, helping Johnny claim revenge for Daniels devious act.
All kidding aside, the show has truly been remarkable, watching the evolution of the characters: Johnny getting his life together, Daniel dealing with his inner self and finding peace, and the first 3 seasons, we witnessed several times where the pair were very interested to bury the hatchet but they would catch each other in instances of just the worst timing, or even a situation that could be explained in 5 minutes if the other would have ever cared to listen.
Cobra Kai has found a way to reinvigorate the imaginations of fans of the Karate Kid franchise through it's tremendous story telling, fresh perspectives, funny situations, and amazing fight scenes. The fight at the end of season 2 is a fantastic example of the diverse storylines the show employs, as well as how the series does present itself. The fight is a great example of the methods of that line of story telling. We see several duos duking it out: Demetri (Gianni DeCenzo) vs Eli (Jacob Betrand), Miguel vs Robby (Tanner Buchanan), and the show of the fight (despite the outcome of Miguel vs Robby setting up season 3) Tory (Peyton List) vs Samantha (Mary Mouser).
A lot of shows keep going past their prospective welcome, but much like Stranger Things, the show runners of Cobra Kai are on record as to saying they have an endgame in mind: "We've always had a set end game, as to where the story's going, but we've said from the beginning that we weren't sure exactly how many seasons it'll take to get there," John Hurwitz, show co-writer, explained. "We found, even in Season 1 when we were in the writers' room, there were so many ideas that we had that just didn't fit into those five hours in the first season, so they ended up getting pushed to the next season. There are ideas that we talked about at the beginning of the show, that showed up in Season 3 or will show up in Season 4.
And then, there are ideas that just fall by the wayside. There's no added pressure to elongate the series. We're still having a blast making it. There's still a lot more story to tell, in our minds."We will see some of these extended ideas shaping up in season 4, with Terry Silver, Thomas Ian Griffith, set to make a return after seeing his background with John Kreese, Martin Kove, explored in season 3. With season five renewed so early, right now Cobra Kai's philosophy of 'Cobra Kai Never Dies' seems to ring out true. Be sure to check out the events that could shape season 5 when season 4 hits Netflix in December.