Debuted as a sequel to the famous Karate Kid series on YouTube, the show showed no signs of reaching the immense popularity it has amassed today. In fact, it seemed like a comedic rip-off of the super hit movie that would be just a running joke and nothing else.
But with time, and significant funding the show has become a hit of its own, and fans are now waiting for season 4 after the third was released this January. True to its name, it rose from the lowest of ranking and entered the top player’s list of Netflix Original shows over the years. The fans range across age groups and genders and are altogether a great watch even if you have not seen the movies (which means you have been living under a rock, but that’s okay).
The action-filled third season has left the fans excited for more story and action in the upcoming season – with new characters, plots, and great action sequences that this series has become renowned for.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Renewal Status & Release Date
The show’s writers were said to have started the storyline writing even before they were actually renewed for a new season on Netflix, so the shooting was started immediately after the writing started making some headway. Even though the information wasn’t made clear, it has been observed that the filming for the newest season was scheduled to have begun in January 2021. But owing to the pandemic, it was pushed to February end and ended on April 30th according to the social media announcements by several cast members.
Hopefully, using the past as an indication, the fourth season will be released in late 2021, or early 2022 after the production of the show wraps up as well and the official announcements come out.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Cast
It is expected that the major chunk of the main cast of the series will return for the new season, alongside several new regulars. The show could not possibly go on without Ralph Macchio and William Zabka (Daniel and Johnny) or Martin Kove (John Kreese) and other key characters. It is also likely that Miguel (XoloMaridueña), Robby (Tanner Buchanan), Hawk (Jacob Bertrand), and Samantha (Mary Mouser) will also be regulars in the upcoming season.
The creators have made it clear that no part of the past cast has been ruled out and if everything works out we can even see a few guest stars returning as regulars soon. An exciting addition to the cast will be Thomas Ian Griffith to play the role of Terry Silver.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Storyline
The show so far has explored the relationship between Johnny and Daniel as they put their differences on hold to fight together for the greater good. The end of season 3 involved Kreese calling his old friend for support, who is a character that appeared in the third part of the Karate Kid series and was a founder of Cobra Kai. This is a hopefully wholesome moment coming up for the series fans.
This season will also see some loose ends being tied up as they decide who will fight for the dojas in the upcoming karate tournament that involves Miyagi-do and Eagle Fang ganging up on Cobra Kai.
The fans can rest assured that season 4 will continue to progress in a similar dynamic, while also exploring other stories and characters. This can set up the future seasons to be renewed and continued and the end for this show does not seem coming any soon. In fact, it has been reported that the writers of the show are already well beyond season 5, although they have an ending in their heads. As long as the fans and Netflix continue to support the show, Cobra Kai will most probably continue to air and entertain fans across the world.