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 the New Yr, we’ve lastly received affirmation that the present will return. Nonetheless, it’s bittersweet information, sadly, because it’ll be the present’s ultimate season. Right here’s every part we all know to this point about season 6 of Cobra Kai

Previously a YouTube unique sequence, Cobra Kai formally moved to Netflix after two seasons and has soared much more in recognition. The sequence is a continuation of The Karate Child motion pictures. 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 wait is excruciating.

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

Their full assertion is as follows:

“When Daniel LaRusso arrived within the Valley along 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 turned 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 hitch the identical hallowed dojo as soon as inhabited by the nice Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub, and all of the wonderful unique forged members. It has additionally enabled us to play sensei, increasing the unique storylines and birthing a brand new technology of underdogs. We’ve by no means as soon as taken this chance as a right.

Our day one purpose 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 in a position to 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 at the moment 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 Onerous. 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 asserting season 6? We suspect it’s as a result of the showrunners had one other challenge on the go (at Netflix) all through the latter half of 2022 within the type of Obliterated. That sequence wrapped up filming in November 2022, and as soon as post-production/modifying has concluded, they had been free once more to maneuver on to Cobra Kai.

After all, the creators have at all times teased that the present could solely get to season 6.

Chatting with Deadline about the opportunity of a sixth season not too long ago, 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 notably, nonetheless, replied to a Tweet in 2020 stating that they’d love to do at the very least six seasons in a Tweet:

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Image: Netflix


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

We will take a look at how effectively the present carried out in its fifth season utilizing varied sources.

For the primary time, we are able to use hourly information supplied by Netflix to take 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 slightly 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 (folks have break day round Christmas). “

cobra kai season 4 vs season 5

This information comes from Netflix’s high 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 high 10s earlier than dropping out of the rankings.

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

Week Interval Hours Seen(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 evaluate 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 continues to be in style, 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

Trying on the uncooked high 10 information supplied by FlixPatrol, we are able to see the place the present is performing finest. America 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

Under, 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 severe 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 through the use of the Cobra Kai title and branding.

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Terry Silver has been arrested and his Cobra Kai legacy is in severe 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 likelihood 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 conflict if Mike Barnes leads Terry’s former college students who could 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 state of affairs by getting Kim Da-Eun to stake her 50% towards Barnes’ 50% in a winner takes all guess 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 particular person 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.

cobra kai season 6 everything we know so far john kreese

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 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’d count on Miguel to symbolize Eagle Fang, and Hawk to symbolize Miyagi-Do. Relying on the state of affairs with Cobra Kai, Robby may symbolize the dojo over Kenny, nonetheless, if Robby had been to rejoin Miyagi-Do or Eagle Fang he could must compete towards both Hawk or Miguel.

Samantha will symbolize Miyagi Do, and Devon Lee may once more symbolize Eagle Fang. As for Tory, her place within the match might be unsure 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 not but clear when the infant is due, which may impression Johnny’s attendance on the Sekai Takai.

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

Will Julie Pierce make an look?

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

It might be extraordinarily enjoyable to see Swank return to reprise her position 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 could be extremely enjoyable to see Julie Pierce go one-on-one with the Korean grasp of Tang Soo Do.

cobra kai season 6 everything we know so far julie pierce

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 forged listing, however we’d count on nearly all of the forged 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 count on most of the minor forged 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 quick 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 not too long ago, the fifth season in September 2022.

Whereas subscribers have already turn into used to seeing new seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix semi-regularly, the watch for a sixth season might be the longest.

And not using a swift renewal, manufacturing has but to begin and sure gained’t accomplish that till 2023. That means {that a} late 2023/2024 launch date is most sensible.


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