In 2018 when the series Cobra Kai first premiered on YouTube, no one could have expected that the martial arts drama that was a throwback to the '80s movie The Karate Kid would have such an impact. However, the nostalgic return to the world of The Karate Kid starring Ralph Macchio in his iconic role as Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence made the YouTube Premium platform a big hit.
When the series shifted to Netflix, it became one of their most popular shows. When Cobra Kai returned with Season 3 on Jan. 1, 2021, it overtook Bridgerton in the Nielsen streaming rankings, making it the No. 1 show. The show is a hit with four critically-acclaimed seasons in its history. The fourth season currently boasts a 95% critics' score on Rotten Tomatoes. So, when does season 5 come out?
Season 5 of 'Cobra Kai' will premiere in September of 2022.
The Netflix series was renewed for a fifth season back in August 2021 and it will premiere on Netflix on September 9, 2022. Jon Hurwitz, who's one of the show's creators, took to social media on Dec. 19 and posted a photo of him with Josh Heald, who serves as co-creator, on a plane leaving Atlanta, where most of the series is filmed. He tweeted, "Five. Fin. #ByeAtlanta #CobraKai."
And there's no need to worry Cobra Kai fans because Season 5 will not serve as the series finale. While speaking with ScreenRant about the future of the series, Josh teased, "We have more beyond Season 5. We are not writing to the end of the series in Season 5 right now. We can't believe we've filmed two seasons of the show this year. In our minds, it's crazy to believe how far ahead of the story we are than what the audience has seen so far."
He goes on to say, "Season 5 is another enormous season with a lot of new flavors and a lot of things that you haven't seen before yet on the show. And it's not the end." Season 4 of Cobra Kai ended with Hawk and Tory winning the All-Valley Tournament, meaning, Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang are no longer dojos (based on a foolish agreement the competing senseis made earlier in the series). However, the ending revealed Cobra Kai sensei Terry Silver paying off the tournament official, a financial bribe clearly committed to secure the win. Distractify has a full recap of season 4 for those in need of a little refresher before the fifth season drops.
Season 5 of Cobra Kai premieres on Netflix on September 9, 2022.