The creators of the Netflix hit series Cobra Kai have said that the scripts for Season 6 are currently being written, and also that they are hoping for more seasons. The series has been one of the biggest Netflix original series since Netflix became its home after being a YouTube original series for two seasons. Cobra Kai Season 4 ending left a lot more story to explore in the upcoming seasons, with the fifth season already been shot the possibility of getting sixth and more seasons are becoming more and more possible.
Cobra Kai is created by Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, and Josh Heald and it is based on The Karate Kid franchise, the story of the series is set 30 years after the first Karate Kid film’s events and it still is mainly focused on the conflict between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso played by William Zabka and Ralph Macchio but it also introduces new blood to the franchise who carry over their master’s Karate legacy. Season 4 brings back the main antagonist of The Karate Kid III, Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) and his return is the most notable story arc in this season.
Cobra Kai Season 4 ends on a cliffhanger, just like previous seasons leaving more stories to explore in the upcoming seasons. While the fifth season of the series has already been shot, the creator of the series Heald told Collider, how Season 6 fits in their overall plan of the series, he said “We still have an endgame plan. We’re still writing beyond Season 5.” Hurwitz also joined in and said, “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, but we’re still figuring out exactly what the length for that landing is for all the reasons that Josh mentioned.” Read Heald’s full quote below:
“There are characters and storylines that we’ve considered that, from the beginning, we would have said, ‘Okay, that’s a season,’ and that storyline ended up being an episode or two. And then there’s the opposite of that where you say, ‘Okay, this is a season,’ and now we’re going to extend that into multiple seasons. So we’ve always looked back at our original plan with open eyes because with so many new branches and so many new characters and interactions and what you’re seeing during production when, ‘Oh wow, these two people together, there’s something interesting about that duo,’ you want to lean more into it and when you do lean more into it, it naturally pushes other things along and further out. It’s changed at times, but it also hasn’t. We still have an endgame plan. We’re still writing beyond Season 5. But it’s been fun to bring in those new characters and storylines and let them lead the way sometimes.”
Cobra Kai stars Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz), Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), Courtney Henggeler (Amanda LaRusso), Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), Jacob Bertrand (Hawk), Martin Cove (John Kreese), Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene), Peyton List (Tory Schwarber), and Vanessa Rubio (Carmen Diaz). The fourth season also adds some newcomers to the series, and those are Dallas Dupree Young, Oona O’Brien, and Ian Griffith who is returning as Terry Silver, one of the main antagonists from The Karate Kid Part III.
Cobra Kai has become an unexpected hit showing Hollywood, how to use nostalgia the right way, by serving the old and new fans with a purposeful and entertaining story not just banking on the star value of the characters. Cobra Kai Season 4 also brings back a character from the movies, but not for just a cameo, the character is in the series to stay and to grow. The Netflix original series still has a lot of life left in it and could go on for many more seasons if supported by Netflix. Cobra Kai Season 1 to 4 are available on Netflix to binge-watch.