Cobra Kai is one of Netflix’s biggest hits. Based on the films “The Karate Kid” by Robert Mark Kamen, the action series was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Set in the Miyagi-verse, the series revolves around Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso. Their rivalry is rekindled after more than three decades when the former reopens the Cobra Kai karate dojo. The martial arts-based series originally launched on May 2, 2018 on YouTube Red. However, it found itself homeless when YouTube reportedly decided to stop producing scripted original series. Fortunately, Netflix came to his rescue in June 2020. The move paid off for the streaming giant, given that the show is a huge commercial success.
The series garnered high praise from critics and viewers alike, who appreciated its nostalgic quality and well-developed characters. Despite the actors wowing viewers with their performances, some criticized the production for lacking diversity in its main cast. If you’ve been through Season 3 of the Electric Series before, you must be impatient to find out if there will be a fourth season. Well, we are happy to share everything we know with you!
Cobra Kai season 4 release date
Season 3 of “Cobra Kai” was released in its entirety on January 1, 2021 on Netflix. The third cycle consists of ten episodes, each lasting 27 to 41 minutes.
As for season four, here’s everything you need to know. On October 2, 2020, the series received a pre-order from Netflix. The news fell a few months before the start of the third season on the streaming service. Also, you’ll be happy to know that filming for the fourth cycle has already ended at the end of April 2021. As confirmed by Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, “Cobra Kai” season 4 is scheduled to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2021.
In addition, Ralph Macchio (Daniel) revealed that the series is scheduled for six cycles, which means that the story does not end there. Co-creator Hayden Schlossberg has also expressed his desire for the franchise to expand. Therefore, we will stay tuned for news about possible spin-off series or movies.
Cobra Kai season 4 cast: Who’s on?
All the actors who play the central characters are ready to reprise their roles in the next edition. This includes Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Martin Kove (John Kreese), Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz), and Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso). Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene), Jacob Bertrand (Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz), Gianni DeCenzo (Demetri) and Courtney Henggeler (Amanda LaRusso) will also be present for the fourth episode.
Vanessa Rubio (Carmen Díaz) and Peyton List (Tory Nichols) have been promoted to the main cast. New faces will be visible: Dallas Dupree Young (Kenny) and Oona O’Brien (Devon) have joined the cast. Kenny is a newcomer to school who starts karate after being abused. Devon, meanwhile, is a potential karate student known for her competitive demeanor and temperamental character. Thomas Ian Griffith will reprise his role as Terry Silver in the movie “The Karate Kid III.” Silver will likely be the main antagonist in season 4.
It is possible that Paul Walter Hauser, Nichole Brown and Griffin Santopietro will return in season four to play their respective roles, Raymond “Stingray,” Aisha and Anthony LaRusso. The late actor Pat Morita could be seen as Mr. Miyagi, as the series often uses stock footage. Jon Hurwitz has announced the appearance of Hilary Swank as Julie Pierce. However, we will have to watch season 4 to find out if this is true.
Cobra Kai season 4 plot: what is it?
Throughout Season 3, the teens face the aftermath of the massive confrontation at the end of Season 2. Miguel makes a noticeable recovery after waking up from a coma. Sam is terrified for Tory, who has not recovered from the trauma she suffered. At the end of season 3, Daniel and Johnny team up to form an unlikely alliance against their now common enemy, Kreese. On the other hand, Hawk seems to have changed his mind when he begins to realize that Cobra Kai is not what he used to be. As the students from both camps train for the valley’s upcoming karate tournament, Kreese calls an old friend.
In the fourth edition we will know what happens during the long-awaited karate tournament. Although Daniel and Johnny are on the same side, for now, their equation remains fragile. If a troublesome situation arises, could they revert to their old patterns? It’s possible. We could take a solid look at Tory’s life and see what her role is in the bigger picture. We have yet to see how Robby’s decision to side with Kreese will influence his decisions.