Netflix has picked up a sixth season of Cobra Kai — which may also be its final.
The streamer made the announcement Friday with a video that teases what it calls “the most important … baddest” season of the collection. A premiere date hasn’t been set; the video (watch it beneath) solely says “coming quickly.”
Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg name the choice to finish the collection “bittersweet” however one which lets them carry Cobra Kai to a detailed the best way they need.
“Reacquainting the world with the Karate Child universe has been our humble honor,” the trio stated in an announcement. “Making Cobra Kai has allowed us to affix the identical hallowed dojo as soon as inhabited by the nice Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub, and all of the superb unique forged members. It has additionally enabled us to play sensei, increasing the unique storylines and birthing a brand new technology of underdogs. We’ve by no means as soon as taken this chance as a right.
“Our day one purpose with Cobra Kai has all the time been to finish it on our phrases, leaving the Valley within the time and place we’ve all the time imagined. So it’s with immense delight and thankfulness that we’re capable of announce that achievement. The upcoming season six will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai.”
A continuation of the Karate Child film franchise — with unique stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles — Cobra Kai started as a YouTube collection throughout its comparatively transient foray into longer-form scripted programming. After two seasons at YouTube, it moved to Netflix in 2020.
The collection has been a robust performer for Netflix, frequently making each the corporate’s inner prime 10 rankings and Nielsen’s streaming charts when new seasons are launched. Season 5 debuted in September and spent six weeks within the Nielsen prime 10.
At six seasons and 60 or so episodes, Cobra Kai will finish as one of many longer-running collection on Netflix’s present roster. The Crown (additionally headed into its sixth season) and animated collection Massive Mouth are the one scripted reveals presently in manufacturing for the streamer to have made it that far.
Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg govt produce Cobra Kai through their Counterbalance Leisure. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett govt produce for Westbrook Leisure together with Susan Ekins in affiliation with Sony Footage Tv. Macchio and Zabka are additionally EPs.
Watch the ultimate season announcement beneath.