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Netflix renews Cobra Kai for final season as creators tease more Karate Kid spin-offs

Karate-themed drama-comedy Cobra Kai

Netflix has renewed its Karate Kid spin-off series Cobra Kai for a sixth and final season, while its creators and executive producers have teased more potential spin-offs.

The news was revealed by creators and executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg in a social media post.

“Our day-one goal with Cobra Kai has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we’ve always imagined. So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement. The upcoming season six will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai,” they said in a joint statement.

The martial arts-focused series, which begins 30 years after the events of the third Karate Kid film, started out as a YouTube original, with the first season debuting on YouTube Red in 2018 and the second on YouTube Premium.

When YouTube pulled out of scripted originals, the third season moved to Netflix, where it became a sizeable hit for the streaming giant. Subsequent seasons continued to garner strong numbers, with the fifth season topping Netflix’s English-language TV chart for two weeks when it was released in September.

The show is produced by Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg’s Counterbalance Entertainment and Westbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The series follows the continuation of the conflict between Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). The two actors are also exec producers.

“While this is a bittersweet day for the fandom, the Miyagiverse has never been stronger. This fandom is the best on the planet and we hope to be telling more Karate Kid stories with you down the line,” said the creators.


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