Cobra Kai Season 6: Premiere Date, Cast And Other Things We Know

Cobra Kai for life! 

Or at least for one more season. 

That’s right, Cobra Kai Season 6 is officially happening. After the eventful Season 5 finale and plenty of questions that came right after, Cobra Kai took its time announcing that it was renewed for Season 6. But thankfully, in January 2023, it was finally confirmed that Season 6 of the hit Netflix series is coming, and it’s going to be a big one for anyone with a Netflix subscription.

Here is what we know so far about the upcoming sixth season of Cobra Kai.  

What Is The Cobra Kai Premiere Date?

Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso in Cobra Kai dojo

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Cobra Kai fans who have been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for the show’s sixth season are in for some good news, as Netflix has announced that Part 1 of Season 6 will premiere on July 18. Part 2 will land on November 28, while Part 3 will debut at some point in 2025.

We’ll make sure to keep you all updated as more information about the final set of episodes becomes available in the coming weeks and months. Until then, there are some great shows to check out on the 2024 TV schedule

William Zabka And Ralph Macchio Once Again Lead The Cobra Kai Cast

Johnny Lawrence and Daniel Larusso facing each other in front of their students in Cobra Kai

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It would be pretty surprising if the last season of Cobra Kai didn’t come back with the main cast, and luckily we don’t have to live in that reality. In February 2024, Netflix Tudum released a behind-the-scenes video of the show’s cast prepping for a table read before the start of production (more on that later). Here’s who’ll be seeing when the action picks back up:

William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence)

Johnny Lawrence in Cobra Kai on Netflix

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As seen in the above video, William Zabka will once again be playing Johnny Lawrence when Cobra Kai returns for its biggest, baddest, and final season.

Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso)

Daniel LaRusso in Cobra Kai on Netflix

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Ralph Macchio has been a part of the Karate Kid franchise since the very beginning, and that’ll continue through the final season of Cobra Kai, as the actor is set to reprise his role as Daniel LaRusso.

Peyton List (Tory Nichols)

Peyton List as Tory on Cobra Kai on Netflix

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Peyton List, who has played Tory Nichols since the early days of Cobra Kai, will be around to finish her story, as she is slated to return for the sixth and final season.

Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz)

Xolo Maridueña on Cobra Kai

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Xolo Maridueña, who made his superhero debut as the titular character in DC’s Blue Beetle, will be returning to Cobra Kai for the final season, once again playing Miguel Diaz.

Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene)

Tanner Buchanan in Cobra Kai.

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Fans of Tanner Buchanan’s portrayal of Johnny Lawrence’s son, Robby Keene, will be in good spirits as the actor is set to once again play the popular Cobra Kai character in the sixth and final season.

Jacob Bertrand (Eli ‘Hawk’ Moskowitz)

Jacob Bertrand on Cobra Kai

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Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz will once again be a major part of the Cobra Kai story moving forward as Jacob Bertrand, the actor who has played the transformative character since Season 1, is back in the fold.

Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso)

Sam fighting Tory in Cobra Kai.

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Samantha LaRusso, Daniel’s daughter, is another returning Cobra Kai character who will be back for the show’s final run, as Mary Mouser has signed on to portray the character one last time.

Martin Kove (John Kreese)

Martin Kove in Cobra Kai.

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And if anyone had doubts about seeing Martin Kove’s John Kreese again after the Cobra Kai Season 5 ending, the franchise big bad will be back in the fold in some shape or form when the show returns.

Not Much Is Known About The Cobra Kai Season 6 Plot Besides That It’s The Final Chapter

Chozen and Daniel in Cobra Kai

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If you thought that Season 5 of Cobra Kai was crazy, you aren’t ready for Season 6. The creators of the show confirmed with the renewal in a letter they posted to their Twitter page that Season 6 was going to be their “biggest season of Cobra Kai yet,” writing:

We have a few more tricks up our sleeve for where we go from here, but it does get bigger every year. And we're trying at all times to make sure we're not plagiarizing ourselves at this point. You know, we've had tournament fights, we've had all-out, you know, riots. We've had fights on multiple platforms and places in terms of… Season 3 had multiple fights going on within one episode. [Season 5] is probably the most wall-to-wall fighting we've had in a finale. And we wanted to make sure we were containing that, you know, once again, with these moments that you really feel… you want to feel every one-on-one, every two-on-one, every 10-on-10. It's always conducting the orchestra and feeling, when do the cannons go off, and it's full Tchaikovsky, fireworks, and when it’s an oboe solo.

This just makes us even more excited for the sixth and final chapter. Bring on the kick-butt fights! 

The Cobra Kai Season 6 Announcement Video Teases The End Of A Legacy

Johnny and Daniel fighting each other in Cobra Kai.

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Though we haven’t gotten to see a full Cobra Kai Season 6 trailer, Netflix has given the world a quick glimpse into the show’s sixth and final season. A date announcement video released in May 2024, which was a little less than a minute long, showed the students and teachers of Miyagi-Do Karate preparing for what could be the biggest fight of their lives, especially with the return of John Kreese’s Cobra Kai Dojo. Check it out: 

We don’t get to see a lot of action in the video above, but with not much time before the first part of Cobra Kai Season 6 around the bend, it shouldn’t be much longer before we get a proper look.

Thomas Ian Griffith Says Cobra Kai Will Have To “Rise From The Ashes” After Season Five Finale

Terry and Daniel fighting in Cobra Kai.

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From those who remember that tense standoff in the last episode of Cobra Kai Season 5, Cobra Kai is pretty much done for right now, as Terry Silver has been taken off by the police. In September 2022, the actor behind Terry Silver, Thomas Ian Griffith, spoke to Entertainment Tonight, saying that if Cobra Kai wanted to rise again, it would have to “rise from the ashes” in order to do so:

It will have to rise from the ashes…I don’t know if Terry’s in that world or what happens to it.

From that, it sounds like Griffith believes that his time as Terry has come to an end, as he thanked the creators for the arc that Terry had and that it was an “incredible ride.” 

This might be the end of Terry as we know it – and honestly, after what he did to Chozen, I’m fine with that. 

Production On Cobra Kai Season 6 Resumed In February 2024

Kreese about to hit Daniel in Cobra Kai.

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The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes that lasted throughout much of 2023 understandably had a massive impact on film and TV projects throughout Hollywood and abroad, and Cobra Kai was one of those shows affected by the months-long work stoppage. However, as revealed in the Netflix Tudum cast article listed above, production was able to resume on the sixth and final season in February 2024. 

How Many Episodes Will There Be In Cobra Kai Season 6?

Sam and Miguel in Cobra Kai.

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Unlike previous seasons, Cobra Kai Season 6 will consist of 15 episodes split up into three parts. Co-creator Hayden Schlossberg previously revealed on Twitter in December 2023 that the final season will have a longer total runtime than previous chapters, meaning the show is going to go out with quite a bang. The runtime of each of those episodes has not yet been announced though.

There Is A New Karate Kid Movie On The Way

William Zabka and Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid

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Though Cobra Kai will be coming to an end with its sixth and final season, it’s far from over for the Karate Kid franchise as a whole, as Ralph Macchio will be teaming up with Jackie Chan, who led the 2010 reboot, for Jonathan Entwistle’s in-the-works movie. When Deadline reported on the project in early 2024, plot details were vague outside of the fact it will take place on the East Coast and focus on a Chinese teenager, played by Ben Wang, as he tries to find strength and direction through martial arts.

At the time of this writing, Karate Kid is slated for a December 13 release, so we should be getting more information before you know it.

While we wait for Cobra Kai Season 6, now would be a great time to get all caught up on other upcoming Netflix show that are slated for release this year. And until then, I’ll just re-watch all the Karate Kid movies.   

Alexandra Ramos
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