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Cobra Kai

When Will Cobra Kai Season Four Be Released?

Cobra Kai is a legitimate hit for Netflix — but when's the next season going to release?
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Cobra Kai became a hit after its move to Netflix in 2020. The show originally aired on YouTube Red and then YouTube Premium for its first two seasons. But after filming wrapped on season three, Netflix acquired the rights to the series in June 2020.

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The series is set years after the events of The Karate Kid films, as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence are now adults, and the show follows the re-kindling of their rivalry as they begin training their own sets of students. Getting the Netflix platform behind Cobra Kai helped push it to the next level, bringing subscribers its fresh take on the teen drama genre with enough nostalgia to appeal to the whole family. 

At the start of the year, Netflix released season three of Cobra Kai for fans to binge their way through on Jan. 1. Just a few short months later, those same fans are eagerly awaiting their next fix of Karate Kid-inspired goodness and the continuation of its epic story after the season’s cliffhanger ending.

When will Cobra Kai season 4 be released?

A new teaser trailer from Aug. 5 finally revealed a launch month for Cobra Kai’s fourth season. Fans can expect Cobra Kai to return to Netflix in December 2021.

At the beginning of May, the Cobra Kai cast wrapped up production for the season. Fans speculated a late 2021 launch was in the works. Now, we know for sure season four will premiere in time for the holiday season.

In the past, Karate Kid and Cobra Kai star as well as producer Ralph Macchio shared that he had mapped out up to six seasons of the show. This means for fans the wait will be worth it as there is a whole lot more Cobra Kai to come.

On top of the series, show co-creator Hayden Schlossberg shared that there have been talks of a potential spin-off series to come in the future.

“We do have an endgame for Cobra Kai, but we always compare it to our other favorite show, Breaking Bad, and how they’re able to keep the story going with Better Call Saul and El Camino,” Schlossberg said in an interview with TVLine.

It might seem like a long wait for more Cobra Kai towards the end of 2021, however, in the meantime, fans can binge through the first three seasons, as well as the Karate Kid movies to get caught up in anticipation for big things to come. 


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