Karate isn’t leaving the valley just yet. Netflix has renewed Cobra Kai for its sixth and final season. The streaming service did not, however, indicate when the show will return.
Series creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg made the announcement via a letter to fans. “Our day one goal with Cobra Kai has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we’ve always imagined. So, it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement. The upcoming season six will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai,” the letter states.
Netflix released a video for the announcement with series stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio narrating their nearly 40-year journey. The video includes the tagline “The biggest season. The baddest season. The final season.”
Season five certainly ended with a bang when Daniel and Johnny’s dojos joined forces to take down Terry Silver’s version of Cobra Kai. In the pursuit of that goal, Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang earned a spot in the Sekai Taikai, a prestige international karate tournament. Cobra Kai was also selected for the tournament, but sensei Silver is heading to jail for nearly killing Stingray. The season ended with a double surprise surrounding John Kreese when it appeared that he was killed in prison only to reappear later having faked his death to escape.
The letter from the show creators also mentions “telling more Karate Kid stories,” suggesting the potential for spinoffs in the future.