Cobra Kai established itself as one of Netflix’s most reliable shows since its premiere, but all good things must come to an end. The streamer renewed the hit series for its sixth and final season and promised it will be its biggest, baddest season yet.
Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg released an official statement announcing the show’s renewal and cancelation and described this decision as bittersweet.
“Reacquainting the world with the Karate Kid universe has been our humble honor… It has also enabled us to play sensei, expanding the original storylines and birthing a new generation of underdogs. We’ve never once taken this opportunity for granted,” said the trio.
They also added it’s always been their goal to end Cobra Kai on their own terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place they’ve always imagined, and they’re immensely proud and thankful to get the opportunity to do just that in Season 6.
Cobra Kai continued the canon of the hit movie Karate Kid and shifted the focus to underdog-turned-hero Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and misunderstood bully Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose destinies are still tied even 30 years after the original films.
The show’s cast featured a mix of old and new faces, including Xolo Maridueña, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Peyton List, and Vanessa Rubio.