Get ready Cobra Kai fans. Netflix has confirmed the series is returning for its fifth season later this year.
The news was revealed alongside a mini-trailer teasing the forthcoming season, which will see Chozen Toguchi, as played by Yuji Okumoto, making his grand return to the franchise. Okumoto’s Toguchi, who first appeared in The Karate Kid Part II, was last seen at the end of Season 4. His character is set to play a larger role in Season 5, where all hell looks to be breaking loose.
As fans will recall, at the end of Season 4, Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) takes off to Mexico in search of his father, while John Kreese (Martin Kove) is in jail after he is framed for assault by Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith). Silver, of course, used Kreese being locked up as his way to take control of Cobra Kai and overhaul and expand the franchise to his liking.
Season 5 will see Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) travel to Mexico to find Miguel, along with the help of his former enemy, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan). While trying to find Miguel and bring him back, the group will also find themselves trying to stop Silver with the help of Okumoto.
All four seasons of Cobra Kai are currently streaming on Netflix with Season 5 debuting on Sept. 9, 2022.