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'Cobra Kai' Season 5 Showrunner Teases 'More Tricks' in Store for Season 6

Newsweek 9/12/2022 Molli Mitchell
Martin Kove as John Kreese in Cobra Kai Season 5 © Netflix Martin Kove as John Kreese in Cobra Kai Season 5

There is some good news for fans of Cobra Kai. Just a few days after Season 5's premiere on Netflix worldwide on Friday, September 9, showrunners Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg have already spoken of their plans for Season 6.


The much-loved Netflix series is a spin-off show to the 1980s Karate Kid film franchise starring Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and the late Pat Morita. It originally aired on YouTube Red before moving to Netflix for Season 3 onwards.

The martial arts comedy-series has seen Macchio reprise his role as Daniel LaRusso, the former karate kid and sensei, and Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, LaRusso's rival and the former sensei of the Cobra Kai dojo.

Set 34 years after the original series, Cobra Kai Season 5 saw old rivals LaRusso and Lawrence and their karate students team up in a bid to defeat a new villain, Terry Silver (played by Thomas Ian Griffith).

At the moment, Netflix has not confirmed whether Cobra Kai will return for Season 6, but that has not stopped the showrunners from planning ahead, just a little.

Speaking to entertainment news website Collider, Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg teased they had "a few more tricks" up their sleeves for Season 6 if it was to get the go-ahead by Netflix.

Netflix usually announces its renewals between one month and six months after a series' initial release, so fans should not lose hope about Cobra Kai's future.

Heald shared with Collider: "We have a few more tricks up our sleeve for where we go from here, but it does get bigger every year. And we're trying at all times to make sure we're not plagiarizing ourselves at this point.

"You know, we've had tournament fights, we've had all-out, you know, riots. We've had fights on multiple platforms and places in terms of... Season 3 had multiple fights going on within one episode. [Season 5] is probably the most wall-to-wall fighting we've had in a finale and we wanted to make sure we were containing that, you know, once again, with these moments that you really feel... you want to feel every one-on-one, every two-on-one, every 10-on-10."

He continued: "It's always conducting the orchestra and feeling, when do the cannons go off, and it's full Tchaikovsky, fireworks, and when it's an oboe solo."

Schlossberg added: "We just love the idea of constantly raising the bar and the levels. [...] So they need a bigger challenge, and they will get one. But how that all plays out? We'll see."

As usual, Cobra Kai ended on several cliffhangers leaving the door open for the show to return.

The biggest cliffhanger of all surrounds the fate of John Kreese (Martin Kove)—is he dead or did he really escape prison after all?

Hopefully, fans will find out in Season 6 if Netflix decides to give the show the green light.

Cobra Kai is streaming on Netflix now.

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