Netflix has officially announced that the popular series “Cobra Kai” will be returning for its sixth season, marking the conclusion of the beloved show. The creators of the series, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, shared their gratitude for the opportunity to bring “The Karate Kid” universe back to life and extend its legacy.
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In a joint statement, the creators expressed their deep appreciation for the chance to continue the iconic story and create a new generation of underdogs. They emphasized that from day one, their goal was to end “Cobra Kai” on their own terms, providing closure to the storyline as they had always envisioned it.
While acknowledging that this news might be bittersweet for fans, the creators highlighted the strength of the Miyagiverse and the incredible support from the fandom. They hinted at the possibility of more “Karate Kid” stories in the future, emphasizing that “Cobra Kai Never Dies.”
“Cobra Kai” stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka and picks up the story more than 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament depicted in “Karate Kid.” The series continues the enduring rivalry between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.
The fifth season of the show received critical acclaim, opening with a perfect 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. It also achieved an impressive 107 million hours of viewing on the streaming platform.
The series is both written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg through their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Other executive producers include Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett for Westbrook Entertainment, along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television. Additionally, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka serve as executive producers.
All five seasons of “Cobra Kai” are currently available for streaming on Netflix. To accompany the announcement, Netflix released a special video, delighting fans with the news of the upcoming season.