Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg have reacted to their recent Emmys nod while teasing the upcoming fourth season.
The series’ creators have been celebrating the announcement that the Karate Kid continuation series has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Heald has now reacted to the news, as well as providing an update on the highly anticipated fourth season of Cobra Kai:
“We’re all very excited here, it was a big surprise to us. We love making this show, but we also know that it’s a comedy, a drama, and an action series. It’s a lot of things and we don’t necessarily fit into one category in the minds of some people. Our writers room is full of comedy writers.”
“The concept of our show is taking the villain from the Karate Kid, putting him front and center, and giving him the Better Call Saul treatment where you’re emotionally invested in his story. We’re really grateful to Netflix and Sony, as well as our cast and crew.”
While Heald was not able to give too much away regarding the direction of Cobra Kai season 4, he did reveal that all episodes have now been filmed:
“We shot during the thick of the current circumstances and it was our most difficult production from the standpoint of dealing with [the global situation] during an already ambitious shoot. We have never been prouder of a season that we’ve put in the can. We’ve seen it and we know we’ve got the goods.”
“We cannot wait for the fans of this franchise to see everything we did this season knowing everything we went through to put that into place. It’s an amazing memory we’ll all have knowledge that it was a battle and we won.”
The final moments of Cobra Kai’s third season brought the ongoing rivalry between Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) and Tory Nichols (Peyton List) to a head. The two new characters and their karate-infused conflict will be crucial to the upcoming fourth season, says Hurwitz:
“Sam and Tory are two of our favorite characters in the series and their rivalry is a fresh one that certainly cuts to the core for both of them. We’re eager for people to see how it plays out in Season 4 because there’s certainly no love lost between those two at the end of Season 3 and there’s a lot more between them going forward.”
“We think it’s a very special season for both those characters.”
Terry Silver is set to once again be portrayed by actor Thomas Ian Griffith, a recent teaser showed Silver in all his pony-tailed glory, teasing a return to the brutal, violent, and offensive techniques that rival those of even John Kreese. So, what will Silver be getting up to when he returns to the Cobra Kai dojo? Schlossberg is playing it coy:
“People are going to have to tune in to Season 4 to find out. For now, we’ll say we’ve been looking forward to working with Thomas Ian Griffith for a long time and we were very patient with ourselves to find the right moment, and Season 4 is that moment.”
The series will once again star Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, Martin Kove, Vanessa Rubio, and Peyton List alongside Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.
The fourth season of Cobra Kai does not yet have a release date but is expected to be released on Netflix in the latter part of 2021.