The trailer for Cobra Kai Season 5 reveals the valley is going through some significant changes under Terry Silver’s dominion. Continue reading to find out more.
Cobra Kai Season 5 is all set to premiere on Netflix on September 9, 2022, which is several months ahead of schedule. This is earlier than the show’s usual release window of December-January, which makes the season even more exciting. Not only that but all of Season 5’s episodes are expected to be released simultaneously on Netflix, meaning fans won’t have to wait long to binge-watch the entire series once it debuts on the streaming platform.
The official Twitter handle of Cobra Kai released the announcement stating, “Our New Year’s tradition just got bumped up a few months. Cobra Kai Season 5 drops Sept 9, only on Netflix.”
Our New Year’s tradition just got bumped up a few months. Cobra Kai Season 5 drops Sept 9, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/zwV47yCG5z
— Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) May 6, 2022
The upcoming season is expected to have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 AM (PT) or 3:00 AM (ET). In order to receive updates on when Cobra Kai Season 5 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
Cobra Kai Season 5 Offical Trailer
The official trailer for Cobra Kai Season 5 was released a few hours ago with the tagline stating, “The battle for the soul of the Valley may be over, but the war is just beginning.”
In the trailer, we get to see that following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament; Sensei Terry Silver is expanding the Cobra Kai empire and trying to make his “No Mercy” style of karate the only game in town. With Kreese behind bars and Johnny Lawrence setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso must call on an old friend for help. Take a look at the trailer below:
Cobra Kai Season 5: Cast Updates
Along with the original cast members, there are some new additions to the Cobra Kai family, which are: Sean Kanan, who played Mike Barnes in The Karate Kid Part III, is back in the “Miyagi-Verse” for Cobra Kai’s fifth season; and Alicia Hannah-Kim makes her acting debut as South Korean sensei Kim Da-Eun. But Mike played a villain in the third Karate Kid movie, but they have previously forged friendships. However, it has already been made known that Kim is a part of Terry’s plan to expand the Cobra Kai dojo.
Netflix Tudum perfectly describes that at the end of Season 4, Karate Kid Part III, baddie Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) took control of the Cobra Kai dojo and turned it into a massive (and soulless) franchise. With Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) putting karate aside, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is going to need to bring in the big guns to take down Silver and his brutal no-mercy style of karate. That means turning to another erstwhile frenemy: Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto), Daniel’s rival in The Karate Kid Part II. Also, returning? Sean Kanan as Mike Barnes, another Karate Kid Part III antagonist. It remains to be seen how he’ll enter the fray.
“As Terry Silver calls upon some old friends to put the Valley in a stranglehold, Daniel and Johnny are going to need all the help they can get to stop Cobra Kai in its tracks,” showrunners Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg tell Netflix.
Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Westbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television. Macchio and William Zabka also serve as executive producers.
Where to watch Cobra Kai Season 5?
Cobra Kai Season 5 will be available on Netflix with all the prior four seasons. The first two seasons are available to stream on YouTube Premium. Other streaming platforms where you can stream the show are iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu by renting or purchasing subscription plans from the streaming services according to the viewers’ preferences.
Take a look at some new stills from Cobra Kai Season 5
We get a first peek at this new challenge and the several training montages required to sweep the leg and eventually put an end to Silver in new Season 5 first-look photos.
Cobra Kai Season 4: A Quick Recap
Cobra Kai takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Season 4 finds the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament, and whoever loses must hang up their gi. As Samantha and Miguel try to maintain the dojo alliance and Robby goes all in at Cobra Kai, the fate of the Valley has never been more precarious. Take a look at the official trailer for Cobra Kai Season 4 below:
Cobra Kai Official Synopsis and Overall Reception
The official synopsis of the series states, “Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the Karate Kid films.”
On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.29 out of 10 based on 22 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 72 out of 100 based on 11 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” On IMDb, the series has an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 with 168k votes.
Catch up on the previous seasons before Cobra Kai Season 5 premieres on Netflix this September.