Netflix is ringing the bell on cobra kai: The karate drama has been renewed for season 6, which will be its latest — announced the streamer on Friday.
Despite what series creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg call “bittersweet” news, they teased a potential franchise continuation “down the road.”
“By reacquainting the world with the karate kid universe has been our humble honor,” the creators said in a letter written to fans. “It has allowed us to play sensei, expand on the original stories, and give birth to a new generation of underdogs. We have never taken this opportunity for granted.
“Our Day 1 goal with cobra kai it has always been to finish it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we have always envisioned. While this may be a bittersweet day for the fandom, the Miyagiverse has never been stronger… We look forward to telling you more karate kid stories with you in the future because, as we all know: Cobra Kai never dies.”
In a conversation with TVLine in 2021, Schlossberg hinted that a potential spinoff it could, in fact, be in the cards.
“Every spin-off or deep-dive permutation crosses our minds,” he said at the time. “Everything has to be just right, and it has to have the same level of quality as cobra kai is. Our minds are always thinking karate kidso that possibility is definitely out there.”
cobra kai debuted its 10-episode Season 5 on September 9. In that season, Terry Silver’s (Thomas Ian Griffith) plans to expand his Cobra Kai empire came to fruition, as the sensei’s “No Mercy” style of karate began to be taught throughout the valley. With Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) putting karate on hold (temporarily) to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) turns to an old friend for help: former adversary Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto). (Read our final post mortem here.)
The series also stars Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, Tanner Buchanan, Peyton List, Courtney Henggeler, Vanessa Rubio, Dallas Dupree Young, and Martin Kove.
tv line Streaming Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the news. Will you meet the dojos for their final fight? Let us know in the comments.
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