Cobra Kai Season 4 is coming — the question is, when can you expect to see it? Netflix recently released Cobra Kai season 3 (a week early) as a 2021 New Year's treat, and fans are already looking forward to more episodes. But you might have to wait until late 2021 for the release of Cobra Kai Season 4.
The Karate Kid sequel has been a massive hit for Netflix since the show moved over from YouTube in August 2020. Season 3 landed in the No. 1 spot on the Netflix Top 10 list after its debut. Season 4 will likely be just as popular, so when will it be released?
Spoilers ahead for the entirety of the Cobra Kai series, including season 3.
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The recent Season 3 finale ended with former teen karate rivals, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), putting aside their longtime vendetta.
Daniel and Johnny finally team up to take on Johnny's ex-mentor, the vicious John Kreese (Martin Kove). They merged their dueling dojos, Miyagi-do and Eagle Fang, to take on Cobra Kai at the All Valley Karate Tournament.
If Daniel and Johnny's students win, Kreese will leave for good. But Kreese always has a few dirty tricks up his sleeves; this time, he may be calling in an old, even nastier buddy who is familiar to anyone who's seen Karate Kid Part III.
Here's everything we know so far about Cobra Kai season 4.
Cobra Kai Season 4 release date
Netflix has not set a release date for Cobra Kai season 4 yet.
In October, showrunner Jon Hurwitz revealed on Twitter that the writers had completed all the scripts for season 4.
Final day of the Season 4 writers room. 14 weeks with some of my favorite people in the world. Scripts are rolling in. Excited we’ll have everything written and polished by the time we start filming. It’s going to be another kick ass season! #cobrakai #cobrakaionnetflix pic.twitter.com/a5xBaZcOLZ— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) October 23, 2020
According to ProductionWeekly, filming is scheduled to take place in Atlanta from January 20 to April 15. The first two seasons of Cobra Kai had a turnaround time of about six months from filming to premiere. Season 3, however, took a year.
Based on this information, Cobra Kai Season 4 may be coming in late 2021.
Cobra Kai Season 4 cast
Season 4 will continue to be headlined by William Zabka as Johnny and Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso. Also returning is Martin Kove as John Kreese and the students of the rival dojos:
- Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
- Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso, Daniel's daughter
- Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene, Johnny's son)
- Jacob Bertrand as Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz
- Peyton List as Tory Nichols
- Gianni Decenzo as Demetri
Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso (Daniel's wife) and Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz (Miguel's mother) will most likely be back for Cobra Kai Season 4.
Based on the Season 3 finale, we may see Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry Silver, the Karate Kid Part III movie's villain.
Who is not returning
Season 3 cast members that will probably not return for Season 4:
- Yuji Okumoto as Chozen and Tamlyn Tomita as Kumiko, whom Daniel reunited with on his Okinawa trip.
- It's also doubtful that Elisabeth Shue reprises her role as Ali, the former love interest of Johnny and Daniel who popped up to visit for the holidays.
Stay tuned for more Cobra Kai Season 4 news in 2021.