Cobra Kai creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg are teasing a Much bigger season 4. Set thirty-four years following Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) defeated Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) in the 1984 All Valley Tournament showcased in The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai is now a massive hit for Netflix following the streaming service scooped up the comparatively obscure series from YouTube Premium.
Centering on Johnny and his endeavor to reconstruct his former karate dojo for a sensei, Cobra Kai comes with a brand new influx of karate students that are immersed in trials and tribulations, while also focusing on the perdurable rivalry between Johnny and Daniel. Earlier this year, Cobra Kai season 3 debuted and topped the charts in Netflix viewership ratings. Consisting of highly expected cameos from The Karate Kid franchise,’80s movie references, and plenty of violent fight scenes, Cobra Kai season 3 ended with important plot twists and unanswered questions. Now, it seems Cobra Kai’s creators have a lot more in store for season 4, which recently wrapped production.
Throughout a Paley Front Row panel released by Yahoo! and moderated by Collider’s Perri Nemiroff, three co-creators discussed season 3 and what’s to come in the newest episodes. Maintaining plot details under wraps, Heald revealed Cobra Kai season 4 will be”even bigger” than previous seasons. Check out his full comment below:
All I can say is that it was critical for all of us to end up 3 how we did with a kind of like’yah’ as a feeling instead of’aw’ where season 2 went. And we want to deliver this sense. We would like to keep supplying the dopamine which generates that good feeling. We want to be sure we’re delivering on goosebumps, on tears, on belly laughs, and predator lumps. It is the same recipe with different tastes and everything else, but it’s even larger so we are proud of what we’re making so far. I can’t wait for one to see what everybody’s doing.
It seems like the new episodes will provide more shocking moments, emotional scenes, extreme fighting choreography, and even bigger events. Cobra Kai Season 4 seems adamant about evolving the fierce rivalry between Sam LaRusso (Mary Mouser) and Tory Nicholas (Peyton List), as List has been promoted to a series regular. Furthermore, Cobra Kai season 4 is throwing in some fresh faces to the mix with the addition of newcomer Oona O’Brien as Devon, whose character has been theorized as introducing an interesting new path for Tory.
Indeed, each season of Cobra Kai proceeds to top its predecessors concerning peppering in original cast members of The Karate Kid franchise and major plot twists. As stated by the creative forces behind Cobra Kai, audiences can expect the upcoming season to not hold back anything. Even though Cobra Kai has no lack of callbacks to the original films, the new faces of these supporting characters and their compelling story arcs have certainly hooked a brand new generation of audiences. Cobra Kai Season 4 debuts on Netflix after this season.