The wait for the next season of Cobra Kai is finally over after Netflix and Sony reached an agreement to renew the martial arts dramedy for a sixth and final season.
The bittersweet news was revealed by the creators of the show in a Twitter statement that read:
When Daniel LaRusso arrived in the Valley with his mother in 1984, little did he know that his life was about to be forever changed. The same went for three young kids from New Jersey who hadn’t yet met one another. Daniel’s journey from bullied teen to underdog hero became an indelible part of our childhoods, and something that we would always carry with us in our hearts.
Reacquainting the world with The Karate Kid universe has been our humble honor. Making Cobra Kai has allowed us to join the same hallowed dojo once inhabited by the great Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub, and all the amazing original cast members. It has also enabled us to play sensei, expanding the original storylines and birthing a new generation of underdogs. We’ve never once taken this opportunity for granted.
Our day one goal with Cobra Kai has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we’ve always imagined. So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement. The upcoming Season Six will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai.
While this may be a bittersweet day for the fandom, the Miyagiverse has never been stronger. This fandom is the BEST on the planet and we hope to be telling more Karate Kid stories with you down the line. Because as we all know, Cobra Kai Never Dies.
In the meantime, strap in for the BIGGEST SEASON OF COBRA KAI YET. And let today be a celebration of all that’s come, as well as all that’s still left to be told. We couldn’t do it without you.
We made it.
Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.
Last year, Jon Hurwitz revealed that Season 6 would be delayed due to his involvement in the upcoming Netflix show, Obliterated. Hayden Schlossberg, who worked with him on the show, had talked to Deadline about their plans for future seasons, saying:
We have an end in mind. How many seasons it takes to get there, we don’t know. We’re enjoying making it so much. If it gets tiring to us, we’ll stop before that; we have a few more seasons already planned out.
Cobra Kai made its debut on YouTube Red in 2018 and aired on the platform's premium plan for two seasons before moving to Netflix for the third after YouTube decided to stop producing scripted original programming. Since its debut, the show has gained favorable reviews from both critics and audiences, with the first and fifth seasons holding a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The fifth season ended in a shocking twist after we discovered that Kreese had faked his death and escaped prison. Details about the final season are still under wraps, but Schlossberg hinted at Kreese being the main villain of Season 6, saying:
We liked the idea that for a lot of the characters it feels like, "We did it. It’s over. Cobra Kai is done." Meanwhile, there’s the ultimate Cobra Kai snake out there that is really pissed off at everybody right now. We’ll see if life goes on easy in Season 6, or if Kreese has something to say. Something tells me that it’s going to be the latter.