October 2, 2020

Netflix announced today that Cobra Kai has been renewed for a fourth season. The good news comes just one month after the drama's first two seasons began airing on the streaming service, which has propelled it to the top of the streaming charts.

The half-hour series premiered in 2018 on YouTube Premium, where it quickly became one of its stronger originals, garnering overall positive reviews and strong viewership in both its seasons. But its future on YouTube came into question as the platform started moving away from scripted fare in favor of unscripted original content. In fact, Cobra Kai was one of YouTube's last remaining scripted series.

Acting as a follow-up to The Karate Kid film series, Cobra Kai is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Still haunted by his past, Johnny Lawrence looks for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. But his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso is reignited when their lives become intertwined with the up-and-coming generation of karate kids.

Season 3 of Cobra Kai is scheduled to premiere on January 8, 2021. Season 4 will likely follow later in the year.