While we wait for Netflix to officially renew Cobra Kai season 5 (which was released in September 2022), what can we anticipate from the upcoming season and how well-received is the show overall? Here is all the information we have about Cobra Kai season 6.
Cobra Kai, formerly a YouTube Original Series, officially transferred to Netflix after two seasons, where it has since seen an even greater increase in popularity. The movies in The Karate Kid series are a continuation of those. The original Karate Kid’s events are 34 years prior to this one, reigniting Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso’s feud.
Can Cobra Kai be renewed for a sixth season?
We are now three months after the fifth season of Cobra Kai on Netflix premiered, and as of the time of updating, Netflix has failed to renew the show for a sixth season. We believe there are a few causes for this, though. The show’s creators have frequently stated that they intended for the series to have at least 6 seasons.
As previously mentioned, Netflix has almost always renewed Cobra Kai before the release of new seasons.
The difference this time, in our opinion, is that the showrunners are currently working on another project (at Netflix), called Obliterated. Following the completion of post-production and editing for that series, which just finished filming in November 2022, they will be free to begin work on Cobra Kai. Our forecast is that the Netflix streaming service will order a second season of the show, with the caveat that it might be the show’s final season. This is merely due to data that suggests the popularity of the show has peaked.
What kind of success has Cobra Kai season 5 had on Netflix?
We may examine specific performance metrics for the fifth season of the show using a variety of sources. We may examine the show’s performance using hourly data provided by Netflix for the first time. The show underperformed behind the fourth season, as we discussed in our Top 10 analysis from September 14th (which utilises CVE data).
This information was obtained from the top 10 Netflix website, which provides 40 hourly stats each week. The show received 274.72 million hours of global viewing between September 4 and October 9, 2022, before falling out of the top 10.
Cobra Kai season 6 on Netflix: What to expect
Will Mike Barnes take over Cobra Kai?
Terry Silver promised Mike a 50% stake in Cobra Kai many years ago, Mike revealed to Daniel and Chozen. While he is unsure whether he will be able to find the document or the lawyer to prove it, there is a chance that the former Daniel foe will be able to redeem himself and Cobra Kai if he takes over the dojos. However, if Mike Barnes leads Terry’s former students, who may have to fight Kim Da-students, Eun’s this could lead to a potential Cobra Kai civil war. If Kreese is involved with Kim Da-Eun, he could easily manipulate the situation by convincing Kim Da-Eun to stake her 50% against Barnes’ 50% in a winner-take-all bet at the Sekai Takai.
What is Kreese up to?
The only person Kreese can now turn to after breaking out of jail is Kim Da-Eun, the granddaughter of his former boss. Silver and Kim Da-Eun were already a formidable team, but Kreese is now more dangerous than ever because he has nothing to lose.
What is the future of Miyago-Do and Eagle Fang?
Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang should be able to return in triumph, reopen their dojos, and start preparing the pupils for the Sekai Takai now that Silver has been beaten. It is unknown who will represent each of their different dojos, but we anticipate Miguel to represent Eagle Fang and Hawk to represent Miyagi-Do. Robby might represent the dojo instead of Kenny, depending on the Cobra Kai situation, however if Robby were to re-join Miyagi-Do or Eagle Fang, he might have to face Hawk or Miguel.
Samantha will speak for Miyagi Do, and Devon Lee might speak for Eagle Fang once more. As for Tory, if the Sekai Takai organisers disqualify her for failing to disclose Silver’s wrongdoing sooner, her standing in the competition may be in jeopardy. If Tory is allowed to compete, this might also result in her further atonement.
Will Julie Pierce make an appearance?
In Cobra Kai, almost all of the main characters from the original Karate Kid films are back to reprise their roles. Julie Pierce, who was formerly portrayed by academy Award–winning actress Hilary Swank, is the only one still missing.
Swank reprising her role as Julie would be a lot of fun because the character could help the Miyagi Do students prepare for the Sekai Takai. It would be a lot of fun to watch Julie Pierce spar with the Korean Tang Soo Do master if there is any further conflict with Kim Da-Eun.
Who will return for Cobra Kai’s sixth season?
Cobra Kai already boasts a hugely impressive cast, but we anticipate that most of them will return for the sixth season in their respective roles from the fifth season, including;
Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso
Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
Jacob Bertrand as Hawk
Gianni DeCenzo as Demetri
Martin Kove as John Kreese
Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz
Peyton List as Tory Nichols
Griffin Santopietro as Anthony LaRusso
Dallas Dupree Young as Kenny Payne
Yuji Okumoto as Chozen
Oona O’Brien as Devon
Alicia Hannah-Kim as Kim Da-Eun
When will Cobra Kai season 6 be available on Netflix?
Cobra Kai has had three seasons released on Netflix in the relatively brief period of twenty months, with the third season debuting in January 2021 and the most recent one arriving in September 2022.
The wait for a sixth season of Cobra Kai on Netflix may be the longest, despite the fact that viewers are already accustomed to seeing new seasons of the show on occasion. Production hasn’t started yet and most likely won’t until 2023 if there isn’t a quick renewal. Consequently, a late 2023–2024 release date is the most likely scenario.