Everyone knows that Cobra Kai never dies, for better or worse, and that’s the point. Fearless Dojo seems to be getting stronger and stronger after the events of Season 4’s finale.
But this isn’t necessarily a good thing because of Terry Silver’s hostile takeover of the company. After Kreese was framed by his former ally and imprisoned for attempted murder, the only people who can stop them are the Miyagi-Do instructors.
To defeat the most dangerous person in the valley and his violent lackeys, can Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso finally unite their karate-loving students after decades of wars?
The karate championship marks a bitter turning point in the history of the valley in ways we’ve never seen before. This could threaten the world beyond the martial arts community. Season five has already been confirmed, so let’s take a look at what we know so far…
Cobra Kai Season 5 Release Date: When Will New Episodes Drop?
September 9, 2022, will mark the beginning of the new season. It’s time to put on your gis for some high-kicking fun.
Since Cobra Kai was purchased by Netflix from YouTube Red/Premium, new seasons have been released on New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve (season four).
But, hey, we’re not complaining about the fact that this year we’re getting it sooner than usual.
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. Now they have returned to complete the task that they began.
Johnny’s former Cobra Kai sensei and original bad guy John Kreese (Martin Kove) and his right-hand man/mentor Terry Silver have joined the reunion throughout the series (Thomas Ian Griffith). We’ll see Yuji Okumoto, Daniel’s Karate Kid II enemy turned ally Chozen, back in season five.
There are separate plotlines and dojos for each of Johnny and Daniel’s children in Cobra Kai, as well as other high-school students, so it’s more than just a Karate Kid sequel.
Season five will see the return of Tory (Peyton List) and Kyler (Joe Seo) following the events of season four. Reunited: Tanner Buchanan (Robby) will also be back, but this time he’s torn between his father and his newfound friends.
Kenny (Dallas Dupree Young), a newcomer to season four who has morphed from a well-meaning but slightly nerdy newcomer into a vicious and bitter bully, is someone to keep an eye on.
Sam (Mary Mouser), Eli/Hawk (Jacob Bertrand) and Demetri are at Miyagi-Do (Gianni DeCenzo). Miguel (Xolo Mariduea), who fled to Mexico at the end of the season in search of his father, will also be back, but he will be in neither dojo. It’s unclear how much time he’ll get onscreen.
Until the fourth season, the son of Daniel LaRusso (Griffin Santopietro) had shown little interest in karate. Indeed, he resented it because of the significance it holds in his father’s life. Kenny is now in Cobra Kai’s clutches thanks to the actions of Kenny and his pals who turned on Kenny and pushed him to confront Cobra Kai.
He fought back, and he fought brutally. To protect himself from Kenny at school, who has promised to deliver a “world of pain,” it appears that Anthony will have no choice but to finally learn the Miyagi-Do way as well. In season five, keep an eye out for Stingray (Paul Walter Hauser), a younger member of Cobra Kai who made a brief appearance in season three before disappearing again.
To prove his loyalty to Cobra Kai, he made an effort to form a friendship with the high-school students (even throwing a house party, which should surely result in a man of his age being arrested). Instead, Terry Silver brutally beat him to death with seven bells before making him blame Kreese for the crime to seize control of the dojo as a whole.
The gang’s next move could be decided by how he responds to the vicious assault (which left him in some kind of minor coma in the hospital). Silver has a strong network of allies. At the end of the season, he said that he would be bringing in some friends to help Cobra Kai.
Most people believe that Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan), Daniel’s vicious foe from Karate Kid III, is the one who is referred to here. As of yet, he is the only major villain from the film series to appear in the TV series. Could he have a longstanding feud with Daniel, who he beat in the late 1980s, after all this time?
Cobra Kai Season 5 plot: What’s going to happen?
Terry Silver’s betrayal of Kreese in the season four finale of Cobra Kai proved to be a game-changer. Having been arrested for the attack on Stingray, Silver is effectively expelled from Cobra Kai and the planned expansion of the organisation.
As a replacement for Kreese, Silver poses a greater threat because he doesn’t appear to have the same obvious weaknesses. It’s even worse when you consider that Miyagi-Do is no longer a functioning dojo because of their bet on the All-Valley tournament.
In the season five trailer, we see him fulfil his promise to turn Cobra Kai into a dominant dojo franchise in the State Valley. In other words, he’s creating a legion of ruthless karate warriors who will do whatever it takes to succeed. Tory, on the other hand, maybe the key, knowing that Silver bought the referee who gave Cobra Kai the victory. Will the softening of her hard exterior be the catalyst for her departure from the group?
Meanwhile, Johnny is occupied with the task of locating Miguel, who has fled to Mexico to see his father, who has no idea that he even exists.
Johnny, accompanied by Robby, boards a car and drives across the border in an attempt to locate him, but with his life in disarray in California, does he even want to be located? What about Robby, his archrival from way back in the second season who ended up breaking his back in a school brawl?
But according to showrunners Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz, the most significant development is the return of Chozen from Karate Kid II, who appeared in the final moments of season four to aid Daniel and save Miyagi-Do.
“Chozen is a throwback to a more brutal era of combat when the stakes were higher and the stakes were life or death. Even though Daniel has forgiven him, he still feels like he owes him something and wants to make amends “TVLine has been told.
“Season five will kick off with a bang, at least based on that, in my opinion. A slew of storylines begins to spin at breakneck speed as we approach the new season.”
Chozen and Silver’s “fire meets gasoline” duel is an example of this in action; one of them is going to burn out, but who?
Amid the growing fear that Silver’s plans could devolve into violence or even worse, Daniel is desperate for any help he can get to keep his family safe. Because Chozen comes with two sai in each hand, he has a leg up.
The cast has also confirmed that they have plans for additional episodes beyond Season 5, though nothing has been made official yet. This suggests that there will be more Cobra Kai stories in the future.
Cobra Kai season 5 trailer: When can I see it?
QUIET! We got our first look at the teaser trailer as part of the release date announcement, and it’s clear Terry Silver has big plans for the film.
With the closure of Miyagi-Do, Silver has rushed to expand the Cobra Kai franchise throughout the valley. When Daniel has Chozen, he’s got someone who isn’t afraid of challenging him. When Silver tells him to stop playing with fire, he responds that he’s gasoline.
Meanwhile, Robby and Johnny are on a road trip to Mexico to find Miguel, who has fled the country. However, Miguel and Robby have a long-standing feud.