Netflix has ensured the survival of Cobra Kai by extending it for another season ahead of its Season-4 premiere in December.
The sitcom, which began as a YouTube Red offering, received a new lease on life and popularity after the streamer purchased the rights following its second season. More of Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence’s (William Zabka) feud can now be seen.
In July, the sitcom received four Emmy nominations
The official Twitter feed of Cobra Kai verified the S05 renewal announcement on Friday.
Given the critical praise The Karate Kid spin-off series achieved with its most recent seasons, it was not a surprise.
It was nominated for four Emmys in July for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy, Outstanding Stunt Performance, and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy.
S04 will focus on the return of antagonist Terry Silver
For the uninitiated, the show was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg and premiered in 2018, continuing the plot decades after the original The Karate Kid films.
While the first three seasons focused on LaRusso and Lawrence’s ongoing feud, the fourth season will see the return of Terry Silver, the villain from Karate Kid III, as performed by actor Thomas Ian Griffith.
Will it work if LaRusso and Lawrence join their dojos?
Following the initial teaser in May, Netflix confirmed the S04 premiere date this month with another teaser.
Another All Valley Karate Tournament will be held, for which LaRusso and Lawrence combined their dojos to take on John Kreese (Martin Kove) during the S03 conclusion.
Among those appearing in the new season are Xolo Mariduea, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, and Gianni DeCenzo.
The creators have stated that they have a ‘season’s worth of story.’
While the renewal is only for the fifth season, for the time being, the show’s creators have previously stated that they were ready for more.
Heald previously stated that they have material for the program to go “far beyond” S04, adding, “In our minds, we have seasons’ worth of story that is required to tell before we get to that endgame.”
Let’s see what the future has in store!