In a recent interview with Deadline, Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg have finally opened up about the upcoming fifth season of the hit Netflix series, which already wrapped its production three months ago. The Karate Kid spin-off once again ended its latest season on a cliffhanger with Terry Silver and John Kreese’s Cobra Kai winning the All-Valley Tournament, Miguel going off to Mexico to find his real father, and Chozen arriving to help Daniel defeat Silver and Kreese.
Hurwitz and Heald went on to describe the fifth season’s storyline as unpredictable, teasing Karate Kid fans of more potential appearances of familiar characters from the films.
“Season 4 everyone knew that we were heading toward a tournament — Season 5, no one knows where we are headed,” Hurwitz said. “We do, because we already made it. There’s a lot of insanity; if you’re a fan of the franchise, maybe some familiar faces show up, maybe not; there’s going to be a lot of karate.”
Heald added, “The bad guys won in Season 4, so there’s going to be some hell to pay, whether there’s more hellfire or retribution. There’s lot of people punching each other, kicking other, but the story is going to go in a new way that no one can possibly predict.”
When asked about the future, Schlossberg confirmed they already have an idea of how Cobra Kai will end. Despite this, he admitted that getting to the end won’t be in the near future as they still have a “few more seasons,” mapped out for the martial art comedy-drama series.
“We have an end in mind,” Schlossberg explained. “How many seasons it takes to get there, we don’t know. We’re enjoying making it so much. If it gets tiring to us, we’ll stop before that; we have a few more seasons already planned out.”
In Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka revisit their star-making roles from the iconic film franchise, The Karate Kid. The epic adversaries return to the dojo, thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. A down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
It also stars Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Peyton List, Courtney Henggeler, Vanessa Rubio, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, and Martin Kove.
Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Heald, Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg via their Counterbalance Entertainment banner. Executive producers are Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett for Overbrook Entertainment, along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television.