Cobra Kai Season 6: Release Date, Cast, Is Season 6 of Cobra Kai the Final Season?
The sixth season of Cobra Kai has not yet been formally approved, but we are expecting positive news any day now. The fifth season of Cobra Kai has soared to the top of the Netflix rankings, and the show remains as popular with fans and critics as ever. However, the future is a little less predictable.
The season 5 finale dropped a few hints for Cobra Kai season 6, however, the vast majority of the show’s story arcs are concluded.
What then? Below, we examine the ifs and maybes around a prospective new season, including release date rumors, potential cast members, and what to expect from the tale in the upcoming installment.
In addition, we have exclusive remarks from Cobra Kai co-creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg teasing what may be coming in the future, as well as which characters and events may play a significant role in Cobra Kai season 6.
Yes, there are no formal announcements yet, but there is much to investigate as the Netflix series approaches its conclusion. So grab your gis and join us as we reveal everything we currently know about Cobra Kai’s upcoming season.
Release Date of Cobra Kai Season 6
Season 6 of Cobra Kai has not been renewed by Netflix, but fans have little to worry about as it is one of the streaming service’s most popular shows.
We anticipate a renewal within the coming weeks. We wouldn’t be surprised, however, if an announcement announces that Cobra Kai season 6 is the final installment, given that it focuses on the Sekai Taikai world tournament. That sounds like the grandest stage in martial arts, and it’s difficult to conceive where future seasons could go.
So, once a renewal is confirmed, when may season 6 of Cobra Kai premiere? Since the show’s transition from YouTube Red to Netflix, seasons have debuted within a year. Between seasons 4 and 5, there was just a nine-month gap.
However, it seems improbable that season 6 will air so soon. In actuality, it may take more than a year due to the fact that the show’s creators are working on other projects. A recent tweet by Jon Hurwitz stated, “Season 6 has not yet been written. After filming Obliterated, I’ll get to it, but I’ve got a tonne of great ideas already brewing.”
We estimate that Cobra Kai will release in the summer or fall of 2023.
The Cast of Cobra Kai season 6
In Cobra Kai season 6, all of the principal cast members are anticipated to return, led by William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence and Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso.
Martin Kove should play John Kreese, the previous owner of Cobra Kai and Johnny’s violent instructor. Chozen, the sensei of Miyagi-do in Okinawa, will likely return for Season 6 as Yuji Okumoto.
Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso (Daniel’s wife), Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz (Johnny’s girlfriend and Miguel’s mother), Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso, Griffin Santopietro as Anthony LaRusso, Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene, and Xolo Mariduea as Miguel Diaz should also be cast.
We expect the following prominent pupils and karate lovers to return:
- Peyton List portraying Tory Nichols
- Jacob Bertrand as Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz
- Gianni Decenzo as Demetri Alexopoulos
- Dallas Dupree Young in the role of Kenny Payne
- Paul Walter Hauser as “Stingray” Raymond Porter
- Owen Morgan as Bert
- Oona O’Brien as Devon Lee
- Aedin Mincks as Mitch is Aedin Mincks.
- Joe Seo portrays Kyle Park
Former Terry Silver employee Mike Barnes, widely regarded as the “bad boy of karate,” may return in Season 6. As for that villain, we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Thomas Ian Griffith again as Silver — possibly in prison.
The series has already featured characters from three Karate Kid films, giving fans optimism that Hilary Swank will reprise her role as Julie Pierce from The Next Karate Kid.
In an interview with Fandom, co-creator Jon Hurwitz was rather evasive on the matter (opens in new tab).
“All we can say about Hilary Swank is that we adore her. We believe she is a fantastic performer, and we adore her role in this franchise,” he remarked. She was taught by Mr. Miyagi and is a major character in the Karate Kid universe. We cannot say if she will return, nor can we say how she would return if she does.
“We may say that we discuss her, and we may or may not have met her or collaborated with her. We cannot reveal anything! It will remain a question until either she appears or the series concludes, and we embrace it every time!”
Explanation of the Cobra Kai Season 6 Plot and Season 5 Conclusion
The conclusion of Cobra Kai’s fifth season is a two-part epic battle. Johnny, Chozen, and Mike battle Terry Silver and his sensei’s henchmen at Silver’s residence, while Miyagi-do/Eagle Fang students break into Cobra Kai to steal footage that would expose Silver’s wicked deeds.
While Silver manages to slash Chozen across the back, Johnny and Mike are able to restrain the attackers.
Daniel hurries to the Cobra Kai dojo, where his students, including his daughter Sam and son Anthony, are engaged in combat with their opponents. The Miyagi-do children can submit a video of Silver paying a referee to award Tory the victory over Sam in the All Valley competition.
Arriving on the scene, Silver challenges Daniel to a karate match. Fortunately, Daniel prevails. The students of Cobra Kai, dissatisfied with Silver, discard their uniforms. Johnny and Chozen appear, reuniting them with their friends and family. Robby and Tory kiss and apply makeup, as do Sam and Miguel.
John Kreese looks to be dead behind bars after being stabbed by a fellow inmate. It turns out that the blood is simply crimson Jello that has been melted. Kreese escapes prison by knocking out the guards, stealing a doctor’s coat, and using a stolen pass. Cobra Kai is actually immortal.
In season 6, Kreese may seek retribution against Johnny and Daniel for duping him into assisting them in their struggle against Silver. He will certainly desire to regain the leadership of Cobra Kai.
Both the dojo and Miyagi-do/Eagle Fang were granted participation in the Sekai Taikai competition. It is unknown whether Silver’s legal troubles will prevent Cobra Kai from competing, but Kreese may find a way to lead them in his place.
However, many Cobra Kai pupils have left the dojo and may join the Miyagi-do/Eagle Fang organization (which needs to decide on a name).
Season 6 of Cobra Kai may shuffle the pupils around while monitoring their preparation for the Sekai Taikai.
Is season 6 of Cobra Kai the final season?
The sixth season of Cobra Kai could conclude the series naturally, with the kids competing in a global tournament.
Nonetheless, co-creator Jon Hurwitz recently tweeted: “All I can say is that we anticipate more Cobra Kai and that the Miyagiverse is far from over.”