Ahead of the fourth season premiering on Netflix, the popular Karate series Cobra Kai has been renewed for the fifth season.
While the fourth season is set to debut in December 2021, the fifth season will most likely commence production in Atlanta at the end of the year. The fifth season will also finally see Thomas Ian Griffith star as the main antagonist from Karate Kid III, Terry Silver, making his return on-screen.
Alongside Martin Kove’s John Kreese, Silver had begun the Cobra Kai and being the intense trainer that he is, went on to become his greatest pupil’s adversary. While the fourth season will dabble in the fate of the valley, the fifth season will surely have some surprising action in store for us.
Written and produced by the ‘Big 3’, namely Josh Herald, Hayden Schlossberg and Jon Hurwitz, this Karate Kid sequel takes place nearly three decades after the end of the All Valley Karate Tournament in 1984 that spurned the budding enmity between Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence.
The third season of the show had won four nominations at the Emmys, including the one for Oustanding Comedy Series and it is expected that seasons four and five will be of top-notch quality as well.
Starring Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Mariduena, Tanner Buchanan, Jacob Bertrand, Mary Mouser, Gianni Decenzo, Peyton List, Vanessa Rubio, Oona O’Brien and Dallas Dupree, the series has garnered quite the attention for its high-strung action and quality content. The Big 3 dished out on how their show is high in both comedy and drama.
Hurwitz told The Wrap, “Every writer in our writers’ room is a comedy writer. Our entire history is through comedy”.
He added, “But anyone who is a writer and understands the craftsmanship behind comedy knows that you need to have, especially in long-form television or storytelling, you need to understand drama, as well.”
“So on this show, which we approach from a comedic standpoint, we are also approaching from a dramatic standpoint, as we do with any of the movies that we do.