'Cobra Kai' Fans Will Need Sit Down Before Hearing About the Show's Heartbreaking Future
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*Spoilers ahead for Cobra Kai season 5.*
Cobra Kai fans, be warned — there's no mercy with the season 6 news we just learned.
In Cobra Kai season 5's action-filled showdown, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) crane-kicked Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) into oblivion, effectively ending his evil reign on the Valley. Rivalries settled in the aftermath, with the kids left to make their own ties. But, as John Kreese (Martin Kove) finds his way out of prison with a list of scores to settle, it's only a matter of time before another villain threatens the peace.
While we await what's next in the show's saga, here's everything we know about Cobra Kai season 6's release date, cast, episodes, spoilers and more:
Will there be a season 6 of Cobra Kai?
Hai! Cobra Kai season 6 is officially on. On January 20, Netflix announced the news by dropping a teaser on YouTube. The video compilation reminisced on all the epic battles of Karate Kid past, promising the "biggest" and "baddest" season ahead. Executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg hyped it up even more, telling fans in an open letter that they should “strap in for the BIGGEST SEASON OF COBRA KAI YET.”
Is Cobra Kai ending after season 6?
Looks like Cobra Kai has one more fight left. In the same breath as the season 6 renewal news, the showrunners revealed that it's also the last.
"Our day one with Cobra Kai has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we've always imagined," the executive producers wrote in the letter. "So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement. The upcoming season 6 will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai."
It's bittersweet news, indeed. But that doesn't mean that the sun has set completely on the Miyagiverse. "This fandom is the BEST on the planet, and we hope to be telling more Karate Kid stories with you down the line," they added. After all, Cobra Kai never dies.
One Cobra Kai star also stepped up to address the show's future. Ralph Macchio shared the season 6 teaser on Instagram and let his excitement be known. "Here we go fans!! It’s time to finish the fight. The sixth and final season of Cobra Kai is coming soon to Netflix.🥋," he wrote in the caption.
Cobra Kai fans couldn't hide their devastation under his post. "We want more seasons 😢," one person commented. "It's so sad that it's the final, but I'm hyped to see the new season!! 🔥🔥🔥," another added. "Say it isn't so!!!???? ... Saying goodbye to this one will be tough!" a different user said.
When does season 6 of Cobra Kai come out?
Season 6 has not yet been written. Will get on that after filming Obliterated, but lots of kickass ideas already percolating! #CobraKai https://t.co/fpNGGe2bp6
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) August 21, 2022
Patience, san. Though Cobra Kai season 6 is definitely on the radar, there may be quite a wait before we get an official release date. Back in August 2022, Jon replied to a fan on Twitter who asked when they'd start filming and writing. The Cobra Kai creator tweeted, "Season 6 has not yet been written. Will get on that after filming Obliterated, but lots of kickass ideas already percolating! #CobraKai."
Who will be in the Cobra Kai season 6 cast?
There's no Daniel LaRusso without his best frenemy Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Plan to welcome these other star characters back to the dojo, too:
Yuji Okumoto as Chozen
Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso
Vanessa Rubio as Carmen
Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
Jacob Bertrand as Hawk
Peyton List as Tory Nichols
Gianni DeCenzo as Demetri
After last season's cliffhanger, expect more The Karate Kid returnees like Kreese who broke out of prison a la fake death. It may not be the end of the line for Silver either, considering his "no-lose" attitude. Before his takedown, Silver also secured Cobra Kai's admission into the world karate tournament Sekai Taikai — the one that sensei Kim Da-eun (Alicia Hannah-Kim) promised her father to win. We'd be surprised if she didn't come back to make good on her word.
As for more ghosts from Karate Kid past making their entrance next season: The Next Karate Kid star Hilary Swank recently alluded that she's game. During an appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan in October, however, the actress said that she's yet to get a call.
"I'm not in Cobra Kai, no one's asked me to be in Cobra Kai," she said on the show. "A lot of people ask if I'm going to be on it. It's like, the no. 1 question I get."
We won't rule anything out!
Any Cobra Kai season 6 spoilers?
Speaking of said tournament, season 5 teased that this international karate competition could unite the best martial artists from around the world, which could pit the Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do students against some fresh, new opponents.
"All these kids are gaining in skill in terms of karate power, so you have to create a new obstacle for them to deal with," executive producer Hayden said to Variety. "It felt like in the real world, that’s what would happen. If you’re the best around in karate, what are you going to do? Maybe there’s something beyond just your local area."
What's more, season 5 queued up a relentless Kim who strives to gain international attention for her family’s martial arts style. And with her biggest ally, Silver, knocked down a peg, coupled with Kreese's prison breakout, that could mean another epic villain team up ahead.
Turns out, fans have a right to be wary. "We liked the idea that for a lot of the characters it feels like, 'We did it. It’s over. Cobra Kai is done,'" Hayden told the publication. "Meanwhile, there’s the ultimate Cobra Kai snake out there that is really pissed off at everybody right now."
He added: "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."
How can I watch and stream Cobra Kai season 6?
Cobra Kai seasons 1 through 5 are exclusively available to stream right now on Netflix. Fans will only be able to watch Cobra Kai season 6 on Netflix.
If you don't have a subscription yet, you can sign up for a plan starting at $9.99 per month. Apart from keeping up with Cobra Kai, the streamer has a library full of other TV shows and movies that you can enjoy at anytime via the Netflix site or Netflix app. You can also watch along on your smart TV, game console, set-top box, Blu-ray player, smartphone, tablet, PC and laptop.
How can I stream The Karate Kid movies while waiting for season 6 of Cobra Kai?
Already cycled through the first five seasons of Cobra Kai? Kick back and revisit The Karate Kid film franchise, especially for a refresher of all the familiar O.G. characters popping up in the Netflix series. Here's how you can watch them all in order and on demand:
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