Everyone knows that Cobra Kai never dies, good or bad. Fearless Dojo seems to be getting stronger and stronger after the events of Season 4’s conclusion.
But this isn’t necessarily a positive thing because of Terry Silver’s hostile takeover of the company.
The only ones who can stop Kreese now that he’s in jail for attempted murder (after being falsely accused by a former ally), are the nice people at Miyagi-Do.
Could karate-loving students finally unite to take down the most dangerous person in the valley and his vicious lieutenants after decades of squabbles and fighting?
The karate tournament marks a harsh turning point that could affect the world beyond those interested in martial arts, and the future of the valley is at stake in ways we’ve never seen before.
Here’s all we know so far about season five, which has already been confirmed…
Cobra Kai Season 5 Release Date: When Will New Episodes Drop?
Our wait for the new season is finally over and Cobra Kai is bringing us a brand new series much sooner than expected. SEND IT TO THE NETWORK.
On September 9th, a brand new season will be unveiled. It’s time to get the gis ready for some high-kicking action!
Since Cobra Kai was purchased by Netflix from YouTube Red/Premium, new seasons have been released on New Year’s Day (season three) and New Year’s Eve (season four). This is a major leap ahead in the show’s timetable (season four).
The early arrival this year is welcome, and we have no plans to moan.
Cobra Kai Season 5 Cast: Who Will Be in the Series?
This “fragile frenemyship (generosity?)” between Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence is what binds the Cobra Kai team together.
Cobra Kai is predicated on their attempts to put their long-standing animosity behind them, which dates back to 1984’s Karate Kid. So it’s safe to assume they’ve returned to complete the task they began.
Johnny’s previous Cobra Kai sensei and initial bad guy John Kreese (Martin Kove), and Terry Silver, his right-hand man-slash-mentor, have reunited throughout the series (Thomas Ian Griffith).
We’ll see Yuji Okumoto, Daniel’s Karate Kid II antagonist turned ally, Chozen, back in season five as Daniel’s mentor.
This is not just another Karate Kid sequel, but Johnny and Daniel’s children each have their storylines and dojos, which bring in other high school students for their own stories as well.
Season five will see the return of Tory (Peyton List) and Kyler (Joe Seo) following the events of season four.
As Tanner Buchanan (Robby) reunites with his father, he’ll be torn between the two of them.
But Kenny (Dallas Dupree Young), a rookie in season four, has gone from a kind-hearted, slightly nerdy newbie to a violent and resentful bully.
They are all at the same dojo at Miyagi-Do: Mary Mouser’s Sam, Jacob Bertrand’s Eli/Hawk, and Demetri, respectively (Gianni DeCenzo).
Miguel (Xolo Mariduea), who fled to Mexico at the end of the season in search of his father, will also be back, although he will be in neither dojo. It’s not yet clear how much screen time he’ll have.
Daniel LaRusso’s son, Anthony (Griffin Santopietro), never showed any interest in karate until the fourth season. Because of its significance in his father’s life, he’s genuinely resentful of its existence. Now more than ever, he is dragged into the world of Cobra Kai after his friends turned on new child Kenny and forced him into his arms to fight back.
He fought back ferociously and brutally. To protect himself from Kenny at school, who has promised to give him a “world of misery,” it appears that Anthony will have no choice but to ultimately learn the Miyagi-Do way as well.
Stingray (Paul Walter Hauser), an older but still immature member of Cobra Kai who made a brief appearance in season three, is another one to keep an eye out for in season five.
To prove his loyalty to Cobra Kai, he made an effort to form a friendship with the high-school students (including arranging a house party, which should undoubtedly result in a guy of his age being imprisoned).
When Terry Silver confronted Kreese, he punched him in the face seven times and pinned the attempted murder charge on him.
The gang’s next play may hinge on how he behaves in the following series following the savage assault (which left him in a minor coma in the hospital).
Powerful allies surround silver. He mentioned ‘bringing in some friends’ towards the end of the season to aid the Cobra Kai takeover.
Most fans believe this to be Sean Kanan’s Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan), who was a violent antagonist of Daniel in Karate Kid III. In addition, he’s the final major antagonist from the film series to appear on the show.
Could he have a longstanding feud with Daniel, who he beat in the late ’80s, after all this time?
Cobra Kai Season 5 Plot: What’s Going to Happen?
The arrest of Kreese by Terry Silver in the season four finale of Cobra Kai was a game-changer for the show.
Having been arrested for the attack on Stingray, Silver is expelled from Cobra Kai and the planned development of the organization.
As compared to Kreese, Silver doesn’t appear to have a clear weakness. This is made worse by the fact that Miyagi-Do is no longer a working dojo as a result of their wager on the All-Valley tournament.
His goal of making Cobra Kai the largest dojo chain in the State Valley is visible in the trailer for season five. In other words, he’s raising an army of ruthless karate kids who are willing to do anything it takes to succeed.
In any case, Tory may hold the key, as she knows Silver paid the referee who gave Cobra Kai the victory. The softening of her façade could be the catalyst for her departure from the team.
Anthony LaRusso needs to pay heed to his father’s lessons now that he’s been warned about what awaits him in school when Kenny transforms from a LARP-loving nerd into a viciously nasty Cobra Kai child.
During this time, Johnny is preoccupied with the task of locating Miguel, who has gone to Mexico to see his father, who has no idea that he is even alive.
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To find him, Johnny packs up Robby and heads south to the border, but with his life in shambles in California, does he want to be found? Is he looking forward to seeing his long-time opponent Robby (who, to be fair, broke his back in a school altercation back in season two) in person?
But according to showrunners Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz, the most significant development is the return of Chozen from Karate Kid II, who emerged in the last moments of season four to aid Daniel and save Miyagi-Do.
“Chozen is a person who reflects a more aggressive era in which fighting was not just a competition, but a matter of life and death. Despite Daniel’s forgiveness, he still believes he owes him support and wants to make apologies “They confirmed this to TVLine.
“Season five will kick off with a bang, at least based on it, in my opinion. As we move into the new season, several plot threads will pick up speed and vigor.”
In the past, we’ve seen this play out in the form of Chozen and Silver’s “fire meets gasoline” duel.
Daniel is desperate for any help he can obtain since he is ever more afraid that Silver’s plans may lead to violence or even worse. This is made easier by the fact that Chozen comes with two swords in each of his hands.
It’s worth noting, as well, that the team has acknowledged that they’re planning additional episodes beyond season five, which might lead to even more Cobra Kai stories.
Cobra Kai season 5 trailer: When can I see it?
QUIET! With the date announcement, we’ve been handed our first teaser clip… and Terry Silver certainly has some huge ideas in store.
Silver has pounced on the opportunity created by the closure of Miyagi-Do to rapidly grow the Cobra Kai brand throughout the valley.
When Daniel has Chozen, he has a partner who is not hesitant to stand up for him. Fortunately for Daniel. When Silver tells him to stop playing with fire, he answers, “I’m the gasoline.”
They’re on a road trip to Mexico with Robby and Johnny to find Miguel, who has fled the country after he was kidnapped. Despite this, Miguel and Robby have a long history of conflict.