- Cobra Kai Season 6 has not been officially confirmed, but seems to be coming – eventually.
- Unlike before, fans will have to prepare for a longer wait this time.
- Since the producers are busy with the series “Obliterated,” “Cobra Kai” could slip into 2024.
Season 5 of “Cobra Kai” didn’t appear on Netflix until early September 2022, so no fan is expecting the release of Season 6 just yet. On the other hand, it is a little surprising that Netflix has not yet officially confirmed that the “Karate Kid” series will continue with another season.
However, there was never really any reason to worry, because “Cobra Kai” is far too successful and also quite cheap to produce, which is why Netflix is likely to stick with the series for a long time to come. In a conversation with Deadline, “Cobra Kai” producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg now explained that season 6 is actually only a matter of time.
Currently, however, the trio of producers is working on the action-comedy series “‘Obliterated,” also for Netflix. Since they can’t take care of two series at the same time, “Cobra Kai” has to take a back seat.
However, the film “Sam and Victor’s Day Off,” a spin-off to “Ferris Turns Blue,” is not expected to stand in the way of “Cobra Kai,” although the project is also being produced by Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg.
While all projects seem to be on schedule, considering that the scripts for “Cobra Kai” Season 6 won’t be written for several months and filming is then expected to take another few months, we might not see a start of the new episodes until 2024.
The delay could have consequences for the entire series, as many of the cast members will soon be too old for their roles as karate students. Of course, season 6 still has to show the Sekai Takai tournament, but a 7th season is rather doubtful afterwards. How it will really come in the end, we will learn in the coming months and years in the novelty program of Netflix.
Cobra Kai Season 6: Release Date
So far Netflix has not confirmed a 6th season of “Cobra Kai”, but since the series is very successful, nothing should stand in the way of another sequel. Now it depends on when production will begin. Either way, however, season 6 should start on Netflix in 2023; after all, filming never takes very long. It is conceivable that season 6 will be the last season of “Cobra Kai”.
Cobra Kai season 6: Plot
Unlike most other “Cobra Kai” seasons, season 5 offers us a pretty well-rounded conclusion, though of course there is still potential for at least one more season. For example, the last scene of the season 5 finale shows John Kreese breaking out of prison.
Kreese wants revenge
Kreese is certainly out for revenge after Daniel promised him help through his lawyer, but immediately broke that promise and insulted Kreese as well. The question, however, is what Kreese’s plan is. He will hardly return as Sensei, after all he is now a wanted criminal and can only act from the background, possibly again with Tory’s help.
Moreover, it could be that Kreese wants to pull Johnny back to his side, after all, Johnny still seems to mean a lot to him.
“Cobra Kai” without Cobra Kai?
From the current point of view, the story of the Cobra Kai dojo seems to be told. Silver is defeated, Kreese can’t return to Cobra Kai, and Johnny should have no interest in returning. A completely new sensei might be introduced or Kim Da-Eun might take over, but most of the students have left Cobra Kai, so there’s little danger from the former Dread Dojo in Season 6.
The Sekai Takai tournament is first introduced in season 5, and everything looks like Cobra Kai and the unnamed dojo of Johnny, Daniel, and Chozen will test their strength there. However, season 5 ends before the tournament and Cobra Kai is (presumably) history. In season 6, we will undoubtedly see the Sekai Takai, but now there is a lack of a clear enemy here.
It’s possible that a larger part of the new season will be set in another country where the Sekai Takai also takes place. This would also explain why most of the previous differences were occupied in season 5. In season 6, new opponents could be introduced and Kreese would also have more opportunities outside the US, since there would be little search for him there.
What will be the name of the joint dojo of Johnny, Daniel and Chozen, assuming that the three former enemies remain a permanent team? This question was already asked in season 5 and should be answered in season 6, in time for Sekai Takai. A popular fan theory is that the new dojo could be called “The Karate Kids” – but of course we don’t know for sure yet.
Cobra Kai Season 6: Cast
All the main actors and actresses from “Cobra Kai” are back again in season 6. For Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), Stingray (Paul Walter Hauser) and Kim Da-Eun (Alicia Hannah-Kim) it is not sure whether they will return in season 6, the same applies to the numerous supporting characters such as Miguel’s father Hector (Luis Roberto Guzmán).