August 27, 2021

Netflix announced today that Cobra Kai has been renewed for Season 5. It's another early pickup for the drama, which won't return for its fourth season until December.

The half-hour series premiered in 2018 on YouTube Premium, where it quickly became one of its strongest-performing originals. But its time there was limited, as the platform moved away from scripted fare after its first two seasons. Netflix saw a golden opportunity and stepped in for Season 3, and the move has more than paid off, as Cobra Kai has become one of its most-popular shows.

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.