Want to know what lies ahead for our beloved karate warriors? If yes, then continue reading to learn more about Cobra Kai Season 6.
First things first. This fall season has been different from the others, and Halloween, too, doesn’t look as spooky as it should be. No, nothing about the celebrations went wrong. Just the double strike shook the entire industry. But we know that the WGA strike has officially ended, and now it is the SAG-AFTRA strike that awaits conclusion and negotiations to be made.
Straight to the point. Cobra Kai Season 6 is certainly not coming in October.
If you want to know more about the next chapter, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to get all your answers about the potential release date of the much-anticipated sixth season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again, just like the prior five seasons were able to do so with so much potential, which the fans truly deserve to see! So, it’s time to buckle up and get ready to know all about 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 this martial arts comedy-drama television series, 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. If you recall, pre-production and writing sessions for the season were put on hold starting May 2, 2023, as a result of the Writers Guild of America strike.
But as soon as the WGA strike against the AMPTP ended on September 27, 2023, it raised hope among the fans that soon the writing would resume, barring any exceptions! But in another twist last month, Jon Hurwitz confirmed that most of season six hadn’t been written yet. This eventually led to the filming for Cobra Kai being placed on hold until a fair deal was negotiated between SAG and the AMPTP. Jon Hurwitz previously gave an update on Season 6, saying that they would get right back to filming the series when both SAG and the WGA got fair deals. So, there is still time left in our hands!
Due to this, there is no doubt left that the production of the final season has once again been delayed, as per Netflix Life, and we hate to break this news to our curious readers, but right now, there is no chance left for Cobra Kai Season 6 to premiere on Netflix in October 2023!
We are aware that the fandom is eager to learn more about the potential release date of Cobra Kai Season 6. So, we would also like to clear up the fact that even if the filming commences by late 2023, 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.
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
What to expect from the sixth and final season?
Not much has been revealed about the potential plotlines of the sixth and final season, which isn’t surprising at all as the cast and crew have not been able to commence the production due to the halt caused by Hollywood’s dual strikes. But to give some insight, co-creator Jon Hurwitz stated that 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!
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.”
That’s not it! 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 Expected Cast: Who will reprise their roles for the final season?
Even though everything relating to the potential cast members has been kept under wraps, we are hopeful that the fans will get to see some familiar faces making a grand return for the final season. This might include 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.
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.” Further adding, “Season 6 could be the biggest, the badassest, most amazing season of Cobra Kai yet. So y’all ready?” in the official reunion clip. To which the entire room responds, “Yes, sensei!”
Cobra Kai Season 6 Official Episode Count: Where to stream?
Much to everyone’s relief, 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) June 15, 2023
Cobra Kai Season 6 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
Unfortunately, the network hasn’t released any new official teaser or trailer for Cobra Kai Season 6, as the filming hasn’t even begun due to the ongoing strikes. Out of these dual strikes, the WGA officially ended their nearly five-month-long strike on October 9 with a near-unanimous mandate to ratify their new three-year contract with the studios. SAG-AFTRA members continue to pound the picket lines on what is today the 91st day of their strike!
Recently, CEOs were joined by executives from other studios in what was being referred to as a “high council session.” “There is some serious sunlight between them right now on revenue sharing,” an insider noted, also using the wide-ranging AI proposal SAG-AFTRA put forth as another example of obstacles in the talks. “No spin, there’s no other way to put it.” “Both sides are committed to the process, but it is complicated stuff, and everyone wants to give the points the time and attention they deserve,” a guild source close to the bargaining told Deadline.
While the negotiations are still taking place, we urge the readers to 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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