Well, this is quite an interesting development. Cobra Kai has become quite a popular series, especially after it moved from YouTube Red to Netflix. It has been such a hit that Netflix has already greenlit a fifth season and it seems they already wrapped up production before the fourth has even premiered on the streaming service. It is eyeing a release on December 31st, as the perfect way to kick off the year. It’s uncertain what it might mean for when the fifth season will release, but it seems likely the wait is going to be a bit shorter. The announcement came through Jon Hurwitz‘s Twitter account:
The series takes place 34 years after the events of the original Karate Kid, as the old generation including Ralph Macchio‘s Daniel, and William Zabka‘s Johnny teaches a new generation. The original gain quite a bit of fame for taking a very different approach and focusing on the original’s antagonist. Of course, things aren’t that simple, as the revival of Cobra Kai leads to a renewed rivalry but also brings back some long-forgotten foes. It’ll be exciting to see how this season’s events might lead into the fifth.