Cobra Kai, the famous “Karate Kid” spin-off series, will be renewed by Netflix for the sixth season; however, it will be the final one.
The series creator Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg wrote an open letter announcing the renewal to the Karate Kid fans on January 20, 2023.
A letter to you, the greatest fans in the world, from the showrunners of COBRA KAI. pic.twitter.com/Nz71m5iOOm— Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) January 20, 2023
The letter says, “When Daniel LaRusso arrived in the Valley with his mother in 1984, little did he know that his life was about to be forever changed. The same went for three young kids from New Jersey who hadn’t yet met one another. Daniel’s journey from bullied teen to underdog hero became an indelible part of our childhoods and something that we would always carry in our hearts.”
The next paragraph says, “Reacquainting the world with The Karate Kid universe has been our humble honor. Making Cobra Kai has allowed us to join the same hallowed dojo once inhabited by the great Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub, and all amazing original cast members. 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. “
“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.”
“While this may be 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. Because as we all know, Cobra Kai Never Dies.”
“In the meantime, strap in for the BIGGEST SEASON OF COBRA KAI YET. And let today be a celebration of all that’s come, as well as all that’s still left to be told. We couldn’t do it without you.
We made it.
Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.”
The show debuted in 2018 on YouTube and then on Netflix after the third season was produced. It is based on the story of 1984, The Karate Kid.
The series includes stars from the movies Ralph Macchio, Martin Kove, Thomas Ian Griffith, Willam Zabka, Dallas Dupree Young, and more. It was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2021 for Outstanding Comedy Series.