Netflix has announced that the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai will be returning for its sixth and final season. The show is set over three decades after the original trilogy of films and sees Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.
Executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg wrote an open letter for the fans, confirming that they should “strap in for the BIGGEST SEASON OF COBRA KAI YET.”
The plot begins in 2017 and follows a new set of kids in Los Angeles. It mainly focuses on Johnny’s point of view as he reopens the titular karate dojo and begins a new rivalry with Daniel.
Apart from Zabka and Macchio, the main cast includes Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, Peyton List, and more.
The series also features other returning characters from the films, like Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), John Kreese (Martin Kove), and Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue), among others.
Cobra Kai first premiered in 2018 as a YouTube Red original. After season 3 finished production, the platform decided to stop producing originals, and the show was picked up by Netflix in 2020.
The release date for season 6 is still under wraps.
Check out the announcement video: