What lies ahead for the sequel to the original Karate Kid films? Want to know more? Then, continue reading to find out more about Cobra Kai Season 6.
As fans eagerly await the return of the beloved martial arts comedy-drama television series Cobra Kai’s final chapter, speculation and anticipation are at an all-time high for what the sixth season may have in store for the fans as the final farewell. Right now, many rumors and theories are swirling around the internet, and fans are buzzing with excitement to know how the series will conclude the overall plot and many character arcs.
After all, the endless plot points from the last season were enough to make one wonder when the series would return, which made the fans speculate if there’s any hope for the network to confirm the much-anticipated release date for Cobra Kai Season 6 in September 2023. So, if you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! Especially for you, we have compiled a list of all the recent updates right here!
Continue reading to learn more about Netflix’s Cobra Kai Season 6.
Cobra Kai Season 6 Potential Release Date: When will it premiere on Netflix?
We know it’s been a while since we got to see the last season of this martial arts comedy-drama television series and a sequel to the original The Karate Kid films by Robert Mark Kamen, and we are aware of how much the fans have been awaiting its official return. While it’s encouraging to see that interest in the show hasn’t completely wilted away, we do have some unfortunate news to share with you. We hate to break this news to our curious readers, but we can assure you that the anticipated premiere date for the upcoming season of Cobra Kai has yet to be disclosed by the network.
Even though, this is quite disappointing but understandable considering the fact that the delays in the completion of scripts were previously confirmed, as writing for the sixth season soon began after the renewal was announced. Later, during the Atlanta Comic Con, Ralph Macchio divulged that principal photography would commence in late spring, stating that the month of May is the “pencil plan” to get started. But, sadly, the writing sessions for the season were put on indefinite hold starting May 2, 2023, as a result of the Writers Guild of America strike.
We are aware that the fandom is eager to learn more about the potential release date of Cobra Kai Season 6, but these latest updates should reassure fans that the chances of getting any new information in September are very bleak!
So, we would also like to clear up the fact that there is no doubt that this popular series will be making its official return on the streaming platform, but it will not be a part of the Netflix 2023–24 fall streaming season. We say this with certainty, as with the ongoing 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA, the chances of delay in pre-production even before the filming can begin are imminent, but there is no doubt that even if the production begins once the strike has been resolved, the premiere of the final season will be scheduled until next year!
Yes, you read it right! If the filming commences by late 2023, then it will probably continue until the spring of 2024, assuming it takes months to complete production, with various post-production factors also being a major factor in the completion of the episodes! So it’s highly doubtful that Cobra Kai Season 6 will be released in the first half of next year. Hence, it is not far-fetched to assume that it will be released sometime around mid-to-late 2024, if not earlier. We’ll just have to wait and see which direction the show creators are going in!
In order to receive updates on when the show premieres, interested viewers can also enable notifications. On the other hand, the episodes are expected to have the same time slot of 2:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET), with every new episode dropping on the same day. We’ve also included a list of locations as well as the times that Netflix shows are usually published worldwide. This schedule is generally followed by new releases, but there may occasionally be exceptions. If this is the case, Web News Observer will inform you immediately to avoid any further delays.
For the time being, international slots for the sixth season’s region-wise premiere are as follows:
- Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT the night before the release date
- Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT the morning of the release date
- Dubai, UAE: 11:00 a.m. GST the morning of the release date
- East Coast of the US: 3:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date
- England: 7:00 am BST on the morning of the release date
- France: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Germany: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST the night before the release date
- India: 12:30 p.m. IST on the afternoon of the release date
- Israel: 9:00 a.m. IDT the morning of the release date
- Italy: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Japan: 4:00 p.m. KST the afternoon of the release date
- Midwest of the US: 2:00 a.m. CT on the morning of the release date
- Mountain time in the US: 1:00 a.m. MT, the morning of the release date
- South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST the morning of the release date
- South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on the afternoon of the release date
- Spain: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on the afternoon of the release date
- West Coast of the US: 12:00 a.m PT the morning of the release date
At last, we would also want to emphasize the fact that this is all guesswork at this time, and fans should keep an eye on it. In order to receive updates on when the new episodes premiere on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Until there is any confirmation, check out the renewal announcement as shared among followers on the show’s official Twitter handle, quoting, “Let me ask you: Do you have one more fight left in you? The sixth and final season of Cobra Kai is coming soon to Netflix.”
Take a look at the official renewal announcement post below:
Let me ask you: Do you have one more fight left in you?
The sixth and final season of COBRA KAI is coming soon to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/uCTLSa68dx
— Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) January 20, 2023
Cobra Kai Season 6 Plot: What to expect from the final season?
In order to maintain the hype for the new season, not much has been revealed about the potential plotlines of the sixth and final season, which isn’t surprising at all, but according to co-creator Jon Hurwitz, the season will be set roughly a year after the Season 2 finale, which would be Fall 2019. So, the overall conclusion of the story will be exciting to witness after all these amazing seasons, which first started in 2018!
This is the final season of the beloved martial arts comedy-drama television series, which is a sequel to the original The Karate Kid films by Robert Mark Kamen. We are certain that the creators of this beloved series will definitely go out of their way to make a satisfactory conclusion, as they have chosen to end Cobra Kai on their terms by telling Netflix they wouldn’t be returning for another season, despite Netflix being in talks with the creators and cast to make a seventh season.
Moreover, executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg confirm in an open letter to fans that they should “strap in for the BIGGEST SEASON OF COBRA KAI YET.” They hope that the news serves as a “celebration of all that’s come, as well as all that’s still left to be told.” The full letter from the executive producers is below, quoting, “A letter to you, the greatest fans in the world, from the showrunners of Cobra Kai.”
Lastly, as per Netflix Tudum, Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg also invoked the journey of Daniel LaRusso from when he first arrived in the Valley in 1984 to the present day, where he’s helped influence a new generation of underdog heroes, formed unlikely alliances and honored the lessons of his sensei in a dojo of his own. This is the conclusion to the Cobra Kai journey that the executive producers wanted to offer him and Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) — and everyone else in the universe.
Check out the official post confirming these details as shared on the show’s Twitter handle, quoting, “A letter to you, the greatest fans in the world, from the showrunners of COBRA KAI.”
A letter to you, the greatest fans in the world, from the showrunners of COBRA KAI. pic.twitter.com/Nz71m5iOOm
— Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) January 20, 2023
Cobra Kai Season 6 Cast: Who will reprise their roles for the final season?
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the final season are as follows: 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, Peyton List as Tory Nichols, and Dallas Dupree Young as Kenny Payne.
We are hoping that once the cameras start rolling, whispers in the industry might turn out to be a little true, as it has been suggested that we might get to see some familiar faces making a grand return for the final season. Of course! This is just speculation, but we are hopeful that there might be some surprise appearances as guest stars or cameos from the prior seasons, which will be disclosed later once the filming commences.
Lastly, Netflix recently unveiled a video at Tudum: A Global Fan Event in Brazil that shows the cast reuniting, and the gang’s excitement is palpable in the behind-the-scenes look as they share a few laughs about training and who managed to arrive on time. Zabka also takes an opportunity to offer some inspiring words, quote, “It’s been an awesome, long journey, but it’s not over yet,” says Zabka in the official reunion clip, which can be seen on Netflix’s official YouTube channel below:
Cobra Kai Season 6 Official Episode Count: Where to stream?
The sixth and final season will consist of 15 episodes with an average runtime of 22–48 minutes, which is the most number of episodes ever produced in a season of Cobra Kai. Considering that it will be the final season, it’s great to know that the season has been supersized to cover all the crucial plotlines and not leave it out for the fans to guess about after the show ends. Moreover, the first episode of season six is written by none other than Bob Dearden.
Meanwhile, all interested viewers can also binge-watch all the prior seasons to recall the events before streaming the new ones on the platform.
The readers should start streaming Cobra Kai, which is available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services.
— Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) July 12, 2023
Cobra Kai Season 6 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
We hate to break your heart, but unfortunately, the network hasn’t released any new teasers for Cobra Kai Season 6, as the filming hasn’t even begun due to the ongoing dual strikes (WGA and SAG-AFTRA).
In the meantime, check out the official trailer for the fifth season to recall the story, which follows the shocking results of the All-Valley Tournament. Season 5 finds Terry Silver 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.
The fifth season had a positive response from critics, as it has an approval rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8 out of 10 based on 44 reviews. The site’s critical consensus reads: “Deftly managing an expanded roster of punchy personalities, Cobra Kai graduates to a black belt proficiency in heartfelt melodrama and sly humor.” On Metacritic, it received a weighted score of 78 out of 100, based on seven critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
Take a look at the official trailer of Cobra Kai Season 5 below:
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