the Netflix-Action series Cobra Kai is based on the Karate Kid films by Robert Mark Kamen and follows Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, two karate mentors who are reviving their rivalry after a long period of three decades. Created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, the martial arts show was originally released on YouTube Red on May 2, 2018, but moved to Netflix after Season 2.
As one of the biggest hits on the streaming giant, the series was well received by critics and praised for its characterizations, nostalgic narrative, and humor. In addition to its amazing success, the series has also been criticized for its lack of diversity in the main cast, especially given its eastern roots. The fourth episode of the series is just around the corner and fans are excited about the fiery battles that have to be resolved. With that in mind, here is everything you need to know about ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4!
Cobra Kai season 4 release date
On October 2, 2020, Netflix announced the renewal of Cobra Kai for a fourth season, even before the release of the third season. Since the premiere of the third season, fans of the series have been waiting for violent showdowns in the dojos. Now the wait is finally over, because Cobra Kai season 4 will premiere with ten episodes on December 31, 2021 at 3 a.m. on Netflix.
New alliances. Higher than ever stakes. The battle for the soul of the Valley reawakens December 31. pic.twitter.com/gzTKezWS7Z
– Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) September 25, 2021
Filming for season 4 officially began on February 26, 2021 and lasted until April 30, 2021. While fans are counting the days until the premiere of the fourth season, Netflix announced the extension of the fifth season of the series on August 27, 2021 , which is said to begin filming in September 2021.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Cast: Who is in it?
In the fourth season of the series, the main characters will return, including Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Martin Kove (John Kreese), Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz), Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), Tanner Buchanan ( Robby Keene), Courtney Henggeler (Amanda LaRusso) and Jacob Bertrand (Eli Hawk Moskowitz). We can also count on the return of Gianni DeCenzo (Demetri). The late actor Pat Morita could appear as Miyagi-san in clips from the Karate Kid films featured on the series.
Vanessa Rubio (Carmen Diaz) and Peyton List (Tory Nichols) have been promoted to main cast for Season 4. Season four will also see some new additions to the cast. Dallas Dupree Young plays Kenny, who begins learning karate to fight bullying at school. Oona O’Brien plays Devon, a karate student with a fiery temperament. Thomas Ian Griffith, who plays Terry Silver in Karate Kid III, has joined the season four cast to resume his role in the sequel.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Plot: What Can It Be?
The third season of the series ends with the alliance between Johnny and Daniel, who defeat Kreese in the U18 All Valley Karate tournament. After Kreese announces that if they lose, he will leave Cobra Kai, Johnny and Daniel begin training their students together at the Miyagi Dojo. Meanwhile, Kreese calls an old friend for help. On the other hand, Hawk turns on his Cobra Kai comrades and joins Demetri when he notices the gradual decline of Cobra Kai. Robby is on Kreese’s side and is Cobra Kai’s hope and confidence in the tournament.
The fourth season of the series will focus on the All Valley tournament. With Johnny and Daniel in hand, the upper hand is clear, but Kreese’s call to Terry Silver will change the dynamics of the situation. As the rivalry between Tory and Samantha continues, we can expect Season 4 to develop its story further.
While the karate tournament guarantees furious fights, we may see Johnny and Daniel work on their relationship. With its past and rivalry, an alliance is not easy and fluid. In an interview with Collider William Zabka, who represents Johnny, spoke about the new alliance between Daniel and Johnny. We want that to work. And here we go. There’s a lot to clean up here when these kids get together, and now it’s time to go into battle. These are two complex characters that are so similar and so different, he said. With the tournament at its core, we may see a lot of developments in the characters’ personal lives.