“There’s A Difference Between Being Heard And Being Listened To. They Heard You, But They Listen To Me.”
Cobra Kai is an American martial arts comedy-drama television series and a sequel to the original The Karate Kid films by Robert Mark Kamen. The show has become one of the most popular series in the catalog and has now reached its fifth season, which aired a few months ago and ended with a potentially explorable storyline. This has led to much speculation among viewers about whether the show will get an early renewal or not.
The fifth season has received a positive response from critics. As all five seasons of Cobra Kai have received positive critical reviews. It has received a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 100%, with an average rating of 8 out of 10 based on 33 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 has received a weighted score of 78 out of 100, based on seven critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. These ratings and the massive positive reception of the premiere alone are impressive, which might lead to a renewal for a sixth season much sooner than anticipated. So, if you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place. As we’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current status of the series.
Here’s everything we know about Cobra Kai Season 6.
Is Cobra Kai renewed for Season 6?
As of December 2022, the network has yet to announce the sixth season of Cobra Kai formally. We know that the latest season ended with the finale episode, “Head of the Snake,” which is directed by Joel Novoa and written by Bob Dearden. It was released on September 9, 2022, along with the rest of the episodes. Given that the show just finished its fifth season a few months ago, any news or updates about a potential sixth-season renewal seem far too soon.
For any major network to make such significant statements in such a short period of time. Hence, in the meantime, fans should wait for Netflix to formally verify and acknowledge this information. As we understand your anticipation of knowing what’s next in the tale, you should know that the network may assess its performance and reception before renewing the series for future seasons, and it takes some time. Take a look at some of the tweets by the fans demanding the renewal of the series below:
me pretending i don’t care about cobra kai season 6 so it gets renewed faster pic.twitter.com/Q5yyJWFnHR
— morena (@T0RYNICHOLS) December 6, 2022
cobra kai hasnt been renewed for season 6 yet and its been almost 4 months im getting worried
— joob 🍂🇲🇦 (@fruitbbat) November 28, 2022
all i want for christmas is a cobra kai season 6 renewal @netflix
— bella (@johnnyslawrence) November 29, 2022
i'm manifesting hard that we get cobra kai season 6 news in the next 2 weeks <3
— ♡ Walter Hawkman ♡ (@prettykeenowitz) November 29, 2022
now i only need netflix to announce season 6 of cobra kai pic.twitter.com/0cRZbTXKOa
— morena (@T0RYNICHOLS) December 1, 2022
Cobra Kai Season 6: Is the new season delayed?
According to Deadline, “We’re still working all that out with Sony and Netflix, and we don’t have an official Season 6 to announce yet,” Hurwitz said during a recent interview. “What we can say is that we’re constantly thinking about these characters. We are working on Obliterated right now for Sony and Netflix. We’re in our second month of production on that, and I think it’s going to blow people’s minds. But we’re hopeful that there’s going to be more Cobra Kai on the horizon. There may be a little bit more of a wait potentially, just because we are in the midst of working on that other show, but it won’t be far behind, assuming everything goes as we’re expecting.”
He continued, “And as for the Ferris Bueller project, we are so excited about that project which we’re producing. We have a great writer, Bill Posley, who’s worked on Cobra Kai with us, who we love and he has an awesome take on it. It’s exciting to dip into the John Hughes universe, but see a side of that world that we haven’t seen with these characters, Sam and Victor, who were the valets in the original Ferris Bueller movie. The three of us are suckers for side characters in general and love to see what’s going on in their worlds, so that’s going to be a fun one when we get to it. But that will not impact any Cobra Kai going forward. It’s really about working on Obliterated, getting through our production there, and then figuring out the path for more Cobra Kai.”
Cobra Kai Season 6: What to expect in the new season?
The next season has not been formally verified by the network, as the prospective premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, and the status is neither here nor there. If the show is renewed in a couple of weeks, then we can predict that the potential release date might happen sometime around June 2023 to September 2023 with the same time slot as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In order to receive updates on when Cobra Kai Season 6 premieres on the streaming platforms, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Until then, fans should keep a close eye on the social media handles of the show to learn about any new updates.
We have already heard the showrunners talking about the storyline for season 6, which seems pretty obvious given the events of season 5. Spoilers follow: “We now know that this is the biggest tournament in the world. And Daniel and Gianni and Chozen, you know, have an entry point in there and Cobra Kai also does, but we don’t know what’s happening with Cobra Kai right now. And yeah, we just love the idea of constantly raising the bar and the levels. […] So they need a bigger challenge, and they will get one. But how that all plays out? We’ll see.” Additionally, Comicbook, Ralph Macchio says that some stuff was already filmed during season 5 they plan to use it for season 6, “There’s stuff that was in Season 5 that we know we shot that is being held for the future if we get that green light, so there’s more to come, we hope.”
Cobra Kai Season 6: Who is expected to return?
The main cast members from the fifth season who are expected to reprise their roles 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, Dallas Dupree Young as Kenny Payne, Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz, Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry Silver, and Martin Kove as John Kreese.
The recurring cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the series are Gianni DeCenzo as Demetri Alexopoulos, Yuji Okumoto as Chozen Toguchi, Alicia Hannah-Kim as Kim Da-Eun, Joe Seo as Kyler Park, Oona O’Brien as Devon Lee, Griffin Santopietro as Anthony LaRusso, Tyron Woodley as Sensei Odell, Stephen Thompson as Sensei Morozov, Nathaniel Oh as Nathaniel, Aedin Mincks as Mitch, Khalil Everage as Chris, Owen Morgan as Bert, and Paul Walter Hauser as Raymond Porter / Stingray.
Cobra Kai Season 5: A Quick Recap
The viewers know that between September 4 and October 9, 2022, the show was watched for 274.72M hours globally according to the Netflix top 10’s. The official description of the season 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.” Take a look at the official trailer below.
If renewed, Cobra Kai Season 6 draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform 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. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more updates about Cobra Kai Season 6.