The fourth season is still four months away, yet Netflix knows when it is onto a good thing. They have hit the “go” button on the Cobra Kai renewal. A fifth season has been ordered.

The Last Movie Outpost favorite, nostalgia juggernaut, and all-round good time while watching TV is a massive smash-hit. Over 50 million people watched the show in just one month after it jumped from YouTube to Netflix. As well as being a fan favorite, it recently started to get critical recognition too and has received four Emmy nominations for its third season, including best comedy series.

The third season was the first to be exclusive to Netflix. It was originally commissioned by YouTube Premium and did good business for them. However, when YouTube decided to get out of the original content game it left Cobra Kai without a home. A bidding war broke out with Netflix emerging victorious over Amazon and Hulu to claim the show as their own.

Season four will feature the return of Karate Kid III bad guy Terry Silver, coming back once again to help his old military buddy John Kreese. No word yet on whether he is still the CEO and owner of DynaTox Industries, but trailers for the fourth season hint at him giving Daniel and Johhny a tough time.

Following an impactful extended cameo from Elisabeth Shue, returning as Ali Mills, it is entirely possible that we will see Robyn Lively return as Jessica Andrews. Karate’s bad boy, Mike Barnes, could also put in an appearance alongside the returning supporting cast of Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, Martin Kove, Vanessa Rubio, and Peyton List. No bansai trees will be harmed in the making of this serial.

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