Cobra Kai: Producer Reveals Season 5 Will Be Last

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Cobra Kai: Season 4 of Cobra Kai is about to premiere on Netflix. The production, which has now been renewed for a fifth year, is a sequel to the classic Karate Kid, nearly four decades after the events of the original film. And, if it’s up to producer Josh Heald, the series goes on for a few more years.

During an interview with Screen Rant, Heald commented on the longevity of the series and the characters. The producer explained that, if it’s up to him, the story isn’t over yet.

“We have more beyond Season 5. We’re not writing the series finale in season 5 right now,” Heald said. “We can’t believe we filmed two seasons of the show this year. In our minds, it’s crazy to believe how far we are from history than what the public has seen so far. Season 5 is another huge season with a lot of new flavors and a lot of things you haven’t seen on the show yet. And it doesn’t end here.”

Cobra Kai debuted in May 2018 on YouTube Premium (then called YouTube Red), starring original characters Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). The series was successful enough to land a second season in April 2019.

When YouTube announced it would not renew for a third year, Sony Pictures Television, the producer responsible for the series, took Cobra Kai to Netflix, with the third season debuting on the platform on Jan. 1 of this year.

The fourth season of the series premieres December 31 on Netflix.