05/02/2023

Cobra Kai Season 5 – Cr. Curtis Bonds Baker/Netflix © 2022

Cobra Kai season 5 was launched on Netflix in September 2022 and now into December, we’re nonetheless ready for an official renewal from Netflix, however what may we count on from a brand new season, and the way nicely did the present carry out? Right here’s all the pieces we learn about Cobra Kai season 6.

Previously a YouTube unique sequence, after two seasons Cobra Kai formally moved to Netflix and soared much more in reputation since. 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: Not but renewed (Final Up to date: 12/06/2022)
Our Renewal Prediction: Doubtless Renewal

On the time of updating, Netflix has nonetheless but to resume Cobra Kai for a sixth season and we’re now three months following the fifth season premiering on Netflix. There are a number of causes for this, we suspect, nevertheless.

The creators have mentioned quite a few occasions that that they had deliberate for the present to run at the least 6 seasons.

Talking to Deadline about the potential for a sixth season lately, Hayden Schlossberg mentioned:

“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.”

Jon Hurwitz, one of many showrunners, additionally acknowledged that they’d love to do at the least 6 seasons in a Tweet:

As acknowledged above, Netflix, in most prior seasons, has all the time renewed Cobra Kai forward of recent seasons dropping.

The distinction this time, we suspect, is that the showrunners have one other challenge on the go (at Netflix) within the type of Obliterated. That sequence only recently wrapped up filming in November 2022, and as soon as post-production/modifying has concluded, they’ll be free once more to maneuver on to Cobra Kai.

Our prediction is that the sequence will probably be renewed for an additional season on Netflix however with the caveat that it might be a closing season order. That is just because some information recommend the present has peaked in reputation.

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Image: Netflix


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

Utilizing numerous sources, we are able to take a look at precisely how nicely the present carried out for its fifth season.

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

As we coated 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 a bit of behind the 21.4 million CVE of Season 4.

However Season 4 was launched on the primary of January, so which may clarify the distinction (individuals have day off round Christmas). “

cobra kai season 4 vs season 5

This information comes from Netflix’s prime 10 website the place we get 40 hourly figures each week.

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 analogous 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 remains to be standard, we’re seeing diminishing returns over time.

Google Tendencies means that curiosity in season 5 was beneath that of season 4 (the place it peaked) and each when Netflix picked up seasons 1-2 and season 3 in 2020.

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Google Tendencies curiosity for Cobra Kai

Wanting on the uncooked prime 10 information 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 put collectively our predictions and expectations for the upcoming season.

We’ve additionally requested two Cobra Kai superfans for his or her predictions on what to anticipate from the sixth season, and you may learn these theories right here.

What’s the way forward for Cobra Kai?

With Terry Silver’s dishonest antics revealed to his college students, all of them have 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 critical 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 possibly 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 may 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 have been to take over the dojos.

Nevertheless, this might additionally result in a possible Cobra Kai civil battle if Mike Barnes leads Terry’s former college students who might must struggle 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% towards Barnes’ 50% in a winner takes all wager on the Sekai Takai.

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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 have been already a formidable pairing, however Kreese now has nothing to lose, making him extra harmful than ever.

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Kreese has escaped from jail and is on the unfastened 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 be capable to make their triumphant return, re-open their dojos, and start coaching the scholars for the Sekai Takai.

Who represents their respective dojos stays to be seen, however we might count on Miguel to signify Eagle Fang, and Hawk to signify Miyagi-Do. Relying on the scenario with Cobra Kai, Robby may signify the dojo over Kenny, nevertheless, if Robby have been to rejoin Miyagi-Do or Eagle Fang he might must compete towards both Hawk or Miguel.

Samantha will signify Miyagi Do, and Devon Lee may once more signify Eagle Fang. As for Tory, her place within the match could possibly be doubtful if the Sekai Takai organizers ban her for not coming clear earlier about Silver’s dishonest. This will 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 great distance – Image. Netflix

When will the infant be born?

Johnny is having a child with Carmen, and it’s not but clear when the infant is due, which may influence 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?

Practically the entire main characters from the unique Karate Child films have returned to reprise their roles in Cobra Kai. The one omission thus far is Julie Pierce, beforehand performed by academy award-winning actress Hilary Swank.

It might 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 will 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) might 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 listing, however we might count on nearly all 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 Listing 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 count on most of the minor solid members to make a return for the sixth season too.


When can we count on 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 change into used to seeing new seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix semi-regularly, the await a sixth season could possibly be the longest.

And not using a swift renewal, manufacturing has but to start out and sure gained’t achieve this till 2023. That means {that a} late 2023/2024 launch date is most lifelike.


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