Warning: Cobra Kai Season 4 spoilers ahead.
Netflix just released all ten episodes of Cobra Kai Season 4 on New Year's, but it's clear that the Karate Kid sequel series is not over yet. The All-Valley Tournament may already be done, but the conflict between Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do will continue to escalate.
Now, fans are wondering what will happen next in Season 5 and beyond. Here's everything you need to know about Cobra Kai Season 5, including release date, updates, cast, and plot details.
Did Netflix already confirm Cobra Kai Season 5?
In August 2021, Netflix renewed Cobra Kai for a fifth season ahead of Season 4's release.
Over on Twitter, Cobra Kai co-creator Jon Hurwitz shared a major filming update for Season 5, confirming that they were filming the final episodes of Season 5.
In another post, Hurwitz revealed that production for Cobra Kai Season 5 has wrapped as of December 19, 2021.
When will Cobra Kai Season 5 be released on Netflix?
Right now, it's hard to tell for sure when Netflix will officially release Cobra Kai Season 5, but with the upcoming season already done filming, expect it to be released later this year. Cobra Kai Season 4 was released on New Year's, so expect the next season to come out by Dec. 31, 2022. We will update this article once Netflix announces an official release date.
What will Cobra Kai Season 5 be about?
As shown at the finale of Cobra Kai Season 4, various characters end in new enticing situations. Daniel LaRusso has teamed-up with Chozen Toguchi, the villain of Karate Kid 2. Despite Cobra Kai winning the All-Valley Tournament, Daniel can't just do nothing while the notorious dojo gets bigger than ever. So he reunites with an old frenemy (who appeared in Season 3) and it looks like they are brewing up a plan.
Cobra Kai's victory will most likely ignite a bunch of conflicts. Season 4 brought Terry Silver back in full villain mode, as he bribed the official to give the win to his dojo. Tory overheard this, and although she's elated that she won, she feels conflicted because it's not the way to win. It's likely that we'll see Tory find a way out of Cobra Kai at some point.
It was also revealed that Silver framed Kreese for the assault (and attempted murder?) of Stingray that one night in the Cobra Kai dojo. It looks like Kreese is in big trouble, and Silver has a bunch of resources to make Cobra Kai much bigger.
Johnny is finally moving towards a reconciliation with Robby, but it looks like he's moving farther away from Miguel, who just had a heartbreaking moment in Season 4. Miguel plans to find his birth father, who Carmen tells Johnny doesn't even know Miguel exists, and is a bad man. Johnny will be going after him, so it looks like Season 5 will develop that story further.
As for Robby, he seemed to care about young Kenny, and it looks like he will have to save him from the dark side corrupting his mind.
Will Cobra Kai Season 5 be the end of the series?
Speaking to ScreenRant, co-creator Josh Heald confirmed that Cobra Kai Season 5 will be just another chapter of the Karate Kid sequel series, and not the end. "We have more beyond season 5," confirmed. "We are not writing to the end of the series in season 5 right now."
Who will be in the cast of Cobra Kai Season 5?
Cobra Kai Season 5 will likely keep much of the cast, so that means William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Tanner Buchanan, Xolo Maridueña, Thomas Ian Griffith, Courtney Henggeler, Martin Kove, Peyton List, and Jacon Bertrand will likely all return, among others. It looks like Yuji Okomoto (Chozen) and Dallas Dupree Young (Kenny) will also have bigger roles in Season 5. Netflix hasn't announced any newcomers for Season 5 yet.
The creators of the show also addressed the potential appearance of Hilary Swank, the star of The Next Karate Kid.