Terry Silver is building an empire and it doesn’t look like there’s anything Daniel LaRusso or Johnny Lawrence can do to stop him—yet. But Daniel is sure going to try. Netflix unveiled the first glimpse at Cobra Kai season five during the Cobra Kai: Live & Bad Ass panel at the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival. While the teaser doesn’t give too much away, it gives us a peek into the aftermath of the All-Valley Tournament. Cobra Kai came out on top, but with Kreese now in jail for a crime Terry committed, the latter is now running Cobra Kai solo. And he’s planning to expand his dangerous tactics into dojos all over greater Los Angeles.
In addition to the teaser, Netflix also revealed the season five release date. It arrives just in time to bid summer farewell.
Things aren’t looking so good for Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang as we head into season five. The teaser suggests Daniel closes up shop, if only for a little bit. Meanwhile, Johnny’s fulfilling his promise to Carmen to bring Miguel home from Mexico, where he took off in search of his father. And Johnny’s bringing Robby along for the ride. Given Miguel and Robby’s history, this movie is just begging for conflict.
Here’s a small glimpse of what to expect in season five, per Netflix:
Following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, Season 5 finds Terry Silver expanding the Cobra Kai empire and trying to make his “No Mercy” style of karate the only game in town. With Kreese behind bars and Johnny Lawrence setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso must call on an old friend for help.
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka lead the ensemble cast, as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, respectively. Thomas Ian Griffith and Martin Kove also reprise their characters from the original Karate Kid films. Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Vanessa Rubio, Peyton List, Dallas Dupree Young, Oona O’Brien, and Griffin Santopietro round out the cast.
Season five of Cobra Kai debuts on September 9 on Netflix.