The latest installment in Netflix’s Cobra Kai spoiled us like an entire tray full of Ferrero Rocher and we. WANT. MORE. It’s good to know that season 4 has been given the thumbs-up, which will not come as a surprise to anyone given how well-known it has become.
The most recent season of episodes landed at the top spot in 28 countries , and was ranked in the top ten of 85 countries which equates to 73 million people consuming the show in some form according to the streaming massive.
There is no pressure, and then.
On Paley’s Paley Panel Front Row (via Collider), Cobra Kai director Josh Heald gave fans a glimpse of what’s coming: “All I can say is that it was extremely important to conclude season three like we did. It was a lot of a yeah! an emotion, as opposed to Aww, which is how season two ended.
So what, exactly, do the brains behind the show have in store? Here’s everything you need to know about Cobra Kai’s future.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Release Date
The brand new episodes will land on our screens on Friday, December 31.
And in super exciting news, it’s also been confirmed that season five is happening, with production already reportedly underway.
Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter back in September, Hurwitz said: “We are very deep into our season five planning. Several scripts and outlines have been written. And we are definitely writing towards an endgame, which will hopefully be beyond season five.”
Cobra Kai Season 4 Full Cast & Crew Lists
The new season will feature all of our favourite faces, including Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, alongside their star students Sam LaRusso (Mary Mouser) and Miguel (Xolo Maridueña).
Expect to see more of ‘binary brothers’ Demetri (Gianni Decenzo) and Hawk (Jacob Bertrand), the latter of whom comes back to the fold after saving Demetri from getting his arm broken during a fight with Cobra Kai.
Demetri and Hawk will face off against Robby Keene, played by Tanner Buchanan, and Tory (Peyton List). We can also expect some new faces joining Kreese’s Cobra Kai, as he goes on a hunt for new recruits to boost his team.
Also, dodgy millionaire Terry Silver, the original owner of Cobra Kai who owes Kreese after he saved his life while they were fighting in Vietnam, will be back. He has his own beef with Daniel and Mr Miyagi and is out for revenge.
As revealed by Deadline, Vanessa Rubio and Peyton List (who play Carmen Diaz and Tory Nichols) have been upgraded to series regulars after appearing in 16 and 15 episodes of the show so far, respectively.
In more exciting casting updates, newcomers Dallas Dupree Young and Oona O’Brien are going straight into series regular roles for season four.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Plot Explored
It was hard to imagine the Cobra Kai team could come up with a more dramatic grand finale than the school brawl at the end of season two (without going all Matrix on us), but somehow they managed to top it with season three’s ending.
This led to a vicious confrontation between Kreese and Johnny in which Daniel ended up saving Johnny’s life. The three men agreed to wait until the All Valley Championships to settle their differences and made a deal that whoever loses leaves the valley for good, but we soon realised Kreese plans to play dirty.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Trailer
Netflix has released a first-look trailer, with characters putting aside their personal feuds to combat a joint foe: “On December 31, the battle for the soul of the Valley reawakens. New alliances. Higher than ever stakes. Who will take it all at the All Valley Tournament?”