Netflix has recently shared the very happy yet sad news with Cobra Kai fans. The streaming giant Netflix renewed Cobra Kai for a sixth and final season. The series will return with co-creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg promising it to be the ‘biggest season.’
Netflix announced the news in a lengthy letter shared on Cobra Kai’s official Instagram account. Co-creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg also explained why it was time for the series, a continuation of the Karate Kid franchise, to reach its conclusion, while also teasing the possibility of more stories in the future. The co-creators started their joint letter by saying, “Our Day 1 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.”
The statement continues, “So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement. The upcoming season 6 will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai.” They added in the statement, “While this may be a bittersweet day for the fandom, the Miyagiverse has never been stronger. 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 producers then promised in the statement, “In the meantime, strap in for the BIGGEST SEASON OF COBRA KAI YET. And let today be a celebration of all that’s to come, as well as all that’s still left to be told. We couldn’t do it without you.” “We made it,” the co-creators concluded their letter, followed by the iconic Karate Kid mantra, “Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.”
For the unversed, Season 5 of Cobra Kai ended with Terry Silver, played by Thomas Ian Griffith, arrested following a brutal fight between Daniel aka Ralph Macchio and Chozen, played by Yuji Okumoto, and John Kreese aka Martin Kove faking his death and breaking free from prison. With Terry now off the board, it appears trouble in the Valley will be quieter. The production for Season 6 is yet to start so it is likely that the Cobra Kai release date will be pushed to late 2023 or 2024.