Here’s everything you need to know about Cobra Kai Season 5, the most anticipated season of the series.
Cobra Kai is an American martial arts comedy-drama television series that is a sequel to Robert Mark Kamen’s original The Karate Kid films. Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg created the show, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television. The series has a large following on YouTube and Netflix, as well as worldwide critical acclaim, so it’s no surprise that the fifth season of Cobra Kai was officially renewed on August 27th, 2021.
As a result, the Cobra Kai fanbase is eagerly anticipating the debut of the upcoming season on Netflix. If you’re one of them, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about the series’ official release date, plot, and cast, which will undoubtedly refresh your memory of the main events that happened over the seasons and prepare you to delve right into this fascinating world. Continue reading to learn more about Cobra Kai Season 5.
Cobra Kai Season 5 Release Date
Finally, some exciting news for the Cobra Kai community. Cobra Kai Season 5 is 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
Ralph Macchio who portrays Daniel LaRusso also shared the announcement among his fans through his official Twitter page where he quoted, “EXCITING NEWS! Our New Year’s tradition just got bumped up a few months. Cobra Kai Season 5 drops Sept 9, only on Netflix!”
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) May 6, 2022
Gianni Decenzo who plays Demetri Alexopoulos also took to Instagram to share the announcement where he stated, “Coming Sept 9th to a TV near you!!”
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Cobra Kai Season 5 Plot
The official synopsis released by Netflix for Cobra Kai Season 5 states, “Following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, 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.”
Moreover, as the filming of Season 5 was completed back in December 2021, Co-creator Hayden Schlossberg in an interview with GamesRadar+ stated, “We’ve just shot season 5. And we ended up in a situation where the finale is, I don’t want to say bigger, but there’s a lot of action going on in our season five finale. This makes the upcoming season even more exciting for the fans as we know that Season 4 was a big major shift for Cobra Kai, therefore season 5 will likely deal with the consequences which indicate that the upcoming season will be a little more centrally focused.”
Many fans have been debating online that Cobra Kai Season 5 will show Daniel, Johnny, and the rest of the team attempting to finally bring down Terry Silver, despite their own personal dramas. Given where Season 4 was left with, Silver now has complete control not only over Cobra Kai, but the whole San Fernando Valley and beyond’s karate culture. And if you know Silver, you know he’s the last man alive who really should have that much power over a bunch of karate kids. If this event is addressed in the upcoming season it will be one of the most anticipated scenes by the fans.
In addition to this, show creator, Jon Hurwitz, in an interview with Deadline stated, “Season 4 everyone knew that we were heading toward a tournament — Season 5, no one knows where we are headed.” He added, “We do, because we already made it. There’s a lot of insanity; if you’re a fan of the franchise, maybe some familiar faces show up, maybe not; there’s going to be a lot of karate.”
Cobra Kai Season 5 Cast
All the prominent cast members of the series are expected to reprise their roles in Cobra Kai Season 5. The following is a list of characters and their actors:
- Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
- William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
- Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso
- Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
- Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
- Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
- Jacob Bertrand as Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz
- Gianni Decenzo as Demetri Alexopoulos
- Peyton List as Tory Nichols
- Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz
- Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry Silver
- Yuji Okumoto as Chozen Toguchi
- Martin Kove as John Kreese
Moreover, there is no official announcement made regarding any new additions or removal to the cast members of the series. So, fans might have to wait for some time if such information is announced in the coming months as the premiere dates draw in close.
Cobra Kai Season 5 Episodes
The official number of episodes in Cobra Kai Season 5 has not yet been officially confirmed, but we can predict at least 10 episodes with a runtime of 22–47 minutes, just like the previous seasons. Many TV series usually prefer to keep the episodes range in a similar pattern to convey the plot in a consistent manner which sometimes needs to be told in a way that can be covered in a limited number of episodes unless they have a much longer season to explore more in-depth in relation the story and different character arcs of the series.
Is there a trailer for Cobra Kai Season 5?
Only a video with some glimpses at Cobra Kai Season 5 was published, but an official trailer has yet to be issued, so fans may expect it to be released in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, watch this exclusive video from Vanity Fair where Peyton List, Tanner Buchanan, Xolo Mariduea, and Mary Mouser talk down the prom after-party sequence from Season 4 in this exclusive video.
Where to watch Cobra Kai Season 5?
Cobra Kai is currently available on Netflix for all four seasons. The first two seasons are available to stream on YouTube Premium, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu by renting or purchasing subscription plans from the streaming services according to the viewers’ preferences.
Will there be a Season 6 of Cobra Kai?
Cobra Kai Season 6 has yet to be confirmed, however, series creators Josh Heald, Hayden Schlossberg, and Jon Hurwitz have stated that there will be more to come and discover in this franchise which is definitely a good sign for a potential Cobra Kai Season 6.
Co-creator Hayden Schlossberg in an interview with GamesRadar+ stated, “we’re knocking on wood hoping that we can continue past season five, because we didn’t write that as an end.”
He also stated, “We have another in store. We really do still have some of our biggest fireworks and biggest cannons left. So we know that we have some big, epic things up our sleeve. But it does become like, ‘Okay, how do you top that each season?’ As long as it comes from the place of character, fans will get into it and what we don’t want to do is [where] it just becomes more spectacle than substance. And so that’s the overriding goal.”
Heald told Collider, “It’s changed at times, but it also hasn’t.” He further added, “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.”
Jon Hurwitz also stated, “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.”
Catch up with all the previous seasons before the premiere of Cobra Kai Season 5.