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Cobra Kai is coming again for a closing season on Netflix. Certainly, season 6 will mark the present’s finish however not the tip of the Miyagiverse. Right here’s every thing we learn about season 6 of Cobra Kai, together with manufacturing information, what to anticipate, why the present is ending, and far more. 

Previously a YouTube unique sequence, Cobra Kai formally moved to Netflix after two seasons and has soared in reputation, turning into an enormous hit for the streaming big across the globe.

The sequence is a continuation of The Karate Child films. It takes place 34 years after the occasions of the unique Karate Child, which reignites the rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso.

Has Cobra Kai been renewed for season 6?

Official Netflix Renewal Standing: Renewed

In most prior seasons, Netflix has at all times renewed Cobra Kai forward of latest seasons dropping, so the lengthy anticipate affirmation of season 6 was excruciating.

Per our renewal prediction, Netflix has renewed Cobra Kai for a closing season. In an announcement on Twitter, the showrunners expressed their heartfelt gratitude to followers and promised a giant closing season to shut out the story.

Their complete statement is as follows:

“When Daniel LaRusso arrived within the Valley together with his mom in 1984, little did he know that his life was about to be eternally modified. The identical went for 3 younger youngsters from New Jersey who hadn’t but met each other. Daniel’s journey from bullied teen to underdog hero grew to become an indelible a part of our childhoods, and one thing that we’d at all times carry with us in our hearts.

Reacquainting the world with The Karate Child universe has been our humble honor. Making Cobra Kai has allowed us to affix the identical hallowed dojo as soon as inhabited by the nice Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub, and all of the wonderful unique solid members. It has additionally enabled us to play sensei, increasing the unique storylines and birthing a brand new era of underdogs. We’ve by no means as soon as taken this chance as a right.

Our day one objective with Cobra Kai has at all times been to finish it on our phrases, leaving the Valley within the time and place we’ve at all times imagined. So it’s with immense delight and thankfulness that we’re capable of announce that achievement. The upcoming Season Six will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai.

Whereas this can be a bittersweet day for the fandom, the Miyagiverse has by no means been stronger. This fandom is the BEST on the planet and we hope to be telling extra Karate Child tales with you down the road. As a result of as everyone knows, Cobra Kai By no means Dies.

Within the meantime, strap in for the BIGGEST SEASON OF COBRA KAI YET. And let in the present day be a celebration of all that’s come, in addition to all that’s nonetheless left to be advised. We couldn’t do it with out you.

We made it.

Strike First. Strike Laborious. No Mercy.

— Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

Reacting to the renewal, Hayden Schlossberg said in a Tweet:

“Big thanks to the fans for getting us to the finish line. Now get ready for one final round and lots of big surprises along the way.”

Why the delay in saying season 6? We suspect it’s as a result of the showrunners had one other venture on the go (at Netflix) within the type of Obliterated within the latter half of 2022. That sequence wrapped up filming in November 2022, and as soon as post-production/enhancing has concluded, they had been free once more to maneuver on to Cobra Kai.

In fact, the creators have at all times teased that the present could solely get to season 6. Talking to Deadline about the potential of a sixth season in early 2022, Hayden Schlossberg stated:

“We have an end in mind. How many seasons it takes to get there, we don’t know. We’re enjoying making it so much. If it gets tiring to us, we’ll stop before that; we have a few more seasons already planned out.”

This affirms an earlier tweet from Jon Hurwitz, who replied to a Tweet in 2020 stating that they’d love to do six seasons.

Hurwitz has been eager to level out that Netflix didn’t resolve to carry the present to an finish slightly the creators did. In a Tweet on February 27th, Hurwitz stated:

“Netflix didn’t tell us it was the last season. We told them it was the last season. We’ve always wanted to end Cobra Kai on our own terms and we are grateful we have the opportunity to do so. But that doesn’t mean we’re finished with the Miyagiverse. We love this world.”


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Image: Netflix

How effectively has Cobra Kai season 5 carried out on Netflix?

Utilizing varied sources, we are able to take a look at how effectively the present carried out in its fifth season.

For the primary time, we are able to use hourly knowledge supplied by Netflix to have a look at the present’s efficiency.

As we lined in our September 14th Prime 10 report (which makes use of CVE metrics), the present lagged behind the fourth season. Within the report, What’s on Netflix contributor Frédéric states:

” …its fifth season and its launch of 17.1 million CVE lags somewhat behind the 21.4 million CVE of Season 4.

However Season 4 was launched on the primary of January, so that may clarify the distinction (folks have day without work round Christmas). “

cobra kai season 4 vs season 5

This knowledge comes from Netflix’s prime 10 satellite tv for pc web site the place we get 40 hourly figures weekly.

Between September 4th and October ninth, 2022, the present has been watched for 274.72M hours globally within the prime 10s earlier than dropping out of the rankings.

Right here’s how the viewing hours breaks down per week:

Week Interval Hours Considered(M) Rank Week in Prime 10
September 4th, 2022 to September eleventh, 2022 106,700,000 1 1
September eleventh, 2022 to September 18th, 2022 95,550,000 (-10%) 1 2
September 18th, 2022 to September twenty fifth, 2022 38,120,000 (-60%) 3 3
September twenty fifth, 2022 to October 2nd, 2022 20,820,000 (-45%) 4 4
October 2nd, 2022 to October ninth, 2022 13,530,000 (-35%) 7 5

How does season 5 examine with season 4 in viewership?

There’s a notable drop, however the two sequence had an identical trajectory. Season 5 kicked off with an 11% drop down from season 4.

The 2 seasons then noticed the identical decline week-to-week:

Week Season 5 Season 4
Week 1 (Partial Week) 106,700,000 120,060,000
Week 2 95,550,000 (-10%) 107,810,000 (-10%)
Week 3 38,120,000 (-60%) 41,240,000 (-62%)
Week 4 20,820,000 (-45%) 23,840,000 (-42%)
Week 5 13,530,000 (-35%)

Utilizing exterior demand, we are able to additionally see that whereas the present continues to be standard, we see diminishing returns over time. Google Developments means that curiosity in season 5 was under that of season 4, when the sequence was at an all-time excessive.

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Google Developments curiosity for Cobra Kai

Trying on the uncooked prime 10 knowledge supplied by FlixPatrol, we are able to see the place the present is performing greatest. The USA and Latin America are the place the present has scooped up essentially the most factors.

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FlixPatrol heatmap for Cobra Kai

What to anticipate from Cobra Kai season 6 on Netflix

Beneath, we’ve compiled our predictions, expectations and what we’ve been advised publicly concerning the upcoming season.

As an apart, we’ve additionally requested two Cobra Kai superfans, The Cobra Kai Child and Watch Occasion, for his or her predictions on what to anticipate from the sixth season.

What’s the way forward for Cobra Kai?

With Terry Silver’s dishonest antics revealed to his college students, all of them turned their again on their sensei, and he was subsequently arrested for his crimes.

The way forward for Cobra Kai has now been thrown into extreme doubt, and so too will the dojo’s place within the Sekai Taikai.

As Kim Da-Eun has a 50% stake in Cobra Kai, she could overcome this hurdle and use college students from her personal dojos by utilizing the Cobra Kai identify and branding.

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Terry Silver has been arrested and his Cobra Kai legacy is in critical doubt – Image. Netflix

Will Mike Barnes take over Cobra Kai?

Mike revealed to Daniel and Chozen that he was promised a 50% stake in Cobra Kai by Terry Silver a few years in the past. Whereas he’s not sure if he can discover the doc or the lawyer to show it, there’s a probability the previous enemy of Daniel can proceed to redeem himself and Cobra Kai if he had been to take over the dojos.

Nonetheless, this might additionally result in a possible Cobra Kai civil struggle if Mike Barnes leads Terry’s former college students who could must combat the scholars of Kim Da-Eun.

If Kreese is concerned with Kim Da-Eun, we may simply see him attempt to manipulate the scenario by getting Kim Da-Eun to stake her 50% in opposition to Barnes’ 50% in a winner takes all wager on the Sekai Takai.

cobra kai season 6 everything we know so far mike barnes

Mike Barnes is now not a puppet of Tery Silver – Image. Netflix

What’s Kreese as much as?

With Kreese making his escape from jail, the one individual he can now flip to is Kim Da-Eun, the granddaughter of his former grasp.

Silver and Kim Da-Eun had been already a formidable pairing, however Kreese now has nothing to lose, making him extra harmful than ever.

Hurwitz teased in a Tweet, “Kreese certainly has a complicated legal situation as we enter S6? I don’t think it’s safe to assume anything.”

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Kreese has escaped from jail and is on the free as soon as moe – Image. Netflix

What’s the way forward for Miyago-Do and Eagle Fang?

With Silver defeated, Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang ought to have the ability to return triumphantly, re-open their dojos, and start coaching the scholars for the Sekai Takai.

Who represents their respective dojos stays to be seen, however we’d anticipate Miguel to characterize Eagle Fang and Hawk to characterize Miyagi-Do.

Relying on the scenario with Cobra Kai, Robby may characterize the dojo over Kenny; nevertheless, if Robby had been to rejoin Miyagi-Do or Eagle Fang, he could must compete in opposition to both Hawk or Miguel.

Samantha will characterize Miyagi Do, and Devon Lee may once more characterize Eagle Fang. As for Tory, her place within the match may very well be doubtful if the Sekai Takai organizers ban her for not coming clear earlier about Silver’s dishonest. This may occasionally additionally result in Tory’s additional redemption if she is allowed to compete.

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Johnny’s Eagle Fang karate has come a good distance – Image. Netflix

When will the infant be born?

Johnny is having a child with Carmen, and it’s unclear when the infant is due, which may affect Johnny’s attendance on the Sekai Takai.

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Johnny and Carmen have a child on the way in which – Image. Netflix

Will Julie Pierce make an look?

Almost all important characters from the unique Karate Child films have returned to reprise their roles in Cobra Kai. The one omission to date is Julie Pierce, beforehand performed by academy award-winning actress Hilary Swank.

It could be extraordinarily enjoyable to see Swank return to reprise her function as Julie, because the character may return to assist practice the Miyagi Do college students to arrange the Sekai Takai.

If there’s a additional battle with Kim Da-Eun, it might be extremely enjoyable to see Julie Pierce go one-on-one with the Korean grasp of Tang Soo Do.

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Julie Pierce (Hilary Swank) could make an look in season 6 of Cobra Kai

Who will return for the sixth season of Cobra Kai?

Cobra Kai already has a particularly in depth solid checklist, however we’d anticipate the vast majority of the solid to reprise their roles from the fifth season for the sixth season, together with;

  • Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
  • William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
  • Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso
  • Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
  • Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
  • Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
  • Jacob Bertrand as Hawk
  • Gianni DeCenzo as Demetri
  • Martin Kove as John Kreese
  • Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz
  • Peyton Record as Tory Nichols
  • Griffin Santopietro as Anthony LaRusso
  • Dallas Dupree Younger as Kenny Payne
  • Yuji Okumoto as Chozen
  • Oona O’Brien as Devon
  • Alicia Hannah-Kim as Kim Da-Eun

We might anticipate most of the minor solid members to make a return for the sixth season too.

When will filming begin on Cobra Kai season 6?

No official timetable for manufacturing has been set for season 6 of Cobra Kai , however we all know the author’s room opened up in mid-February 2023.

Nonetheless, quite a few folks attending the ATL Comedian Conference in late February 2023 report that Ralph Macchio said they had been “aiming” for a Might 2023 manufacturing begin.

Filming for the present will as soon as once more happen in Atlanta, Georgia however showrunner Jon Hurwitz teased he expects one thing to be filmed exterior of the US state like most seasons prior.

When can we anticipate to see Cobra Kai season 6 on Netflix?

Within the comparatively brief span of twenty months, we’ve seen the discharge of three seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix, beginning with season 3 in January 2021 and, most lately, the fifth season in September 2022.

Whereas subscribers have already turn out to be used to seeing new seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix semi-regularly, the anticipate a sixth season may very well be the longest.

With the above manufacturing timeline, we’re predicting a late 2023/2024 launch date for Cobra Kai season 6.

Would you prefer to see a sixth season of Cobra Kai on Netflix? Tell us within the feedback under!

Kasey Moore contributed to this preview.

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