The end of Cobra Kai has been revealed. In an official announcement from show creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg that the Karate Kid sequel series will conclude following its upcoming sixth season. The Ralph Macchio and William Zapka-led series followed the characters of the hit 1980’s film franchise decades later as they resurrected the karate world of their childhood and rekindled rivalries for a new generation.
Premiering in 2018, the series initially began as a YouTube Premium series for its first two seasons before moving to Netflix for the remainder of its run. Cobra Kai has been one of the highest-viewed and most successful shows on the Netflix slate. Critics have lauded the show’s ability to capture the comedic elements and melodrama that made Karate Kid successful, but while also resonating with the modern generation.
In the official press release from the creators, it was mentioned that the team hopes to be able to tell future stories in the world down the road. Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg should have ample amounts of stories to choose from based on the large ensemble amassed over the five seasons so far.
There is no word on when audiences should expect the sixth and final season to premiere on Netflix. However, logic would dictate that a late 2023 or early 2024 release is highly possible.