Season 5 of Cobra Kai went straight to the top of the Netflix charts on release as the show continues to be one of the top performers on Netflix. Season 5 came out hot on the heels of season 4 as they didn’t wait very long to get filming. So Season 6 is already good to go, with scripts done and the cast locked in… right? Wrong!
Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg are in high demand after the success of Cobra Kai. They are working on the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off spin-off series, and also have another Netflix project in the form of action-comedy Obliterated, a series about an elite special forces team stopping an attack in Las Vegas.
Also in the mix is the unexpected news that Sony is pushing ahead regardless with a Karate Kid movie set in the same world. That was not really visible to any of the cast and crew of Cobra Kai until it was announced.
So with everything seemingly a bit up in the air, where does this leave a sixth season Hurwitz said, in an interview with Deadline:
“We’re still working all that out with Sony and Netflix, and we don’t have an official Season 6 to announce yet. What we can say is that we’re constantly thinking about these characters. We are working on Obliterated right now for Sony and Netflix. We’re in our second month of production on that, and I think it’s going to blow people’s minds.
But we’re hopeful that there’s going to be more Cobra Kai on the horizon. There may be a little bit more of a wait potentially, just because we are in the midst of working on that other show, but it won’t be far behind, assuming everything goes as we’re expecting.”
It has been noted that Season 5 of Cobra Kai did actually leave the show in a place where, if that was the end, it would be a satisfying conclusion with very few loose ends to tie up. Who knows what Sony is thinking, but Netflix will want more. Given the power of the ratings for Cobra Kai, Netflix will demand more.