Cobra Kai Season 4: 7 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Show

Johnny and Daniel in the Cobra Kai studio in _Cobra Kai._

You know, I never would have thought a year ago that I would be obsessed with a show about karate and morals. But, as I started to binge-watch Cobra Kai, I realized how great of a show the Netflix series is. In January, when Season 3 of Cobra Kai kicked into action, already there were people wondering when Season 4 was on its way after several stories were left unfinished, with villains seeming to have arisen from the ashes.

What exactly do we know about the upcoming season? When is the Cobra Kai Season 4 premiere date? Will Netflix order more seasons after this? There are so many questions that we want the answers to – and luckily, we have a few of those answers already. These are seven quick things we know about Cobra Kai Season 4.

Johnny with some of his students at a competition in Cobra Kai.

Production On Season 4 Of Cobra Kai Has Already Begun

Everybody calm down! Thankfully, production of this great show has not been taken away from us yet. According to a @NetflixGeeked on Twitter report at the end of February, the production of Season 4 has already begun, adding a picture of the script for Season 4, Episode 1, aptly titled “Let’s Begin.”

For those who don’t remember what happened at the end of Season 3, the studios of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do combined to take on Kreese, Johnny’s former karate instructor, so it seems that we are getting right back into the conflict that Season 3 left off on.

Johnny and Daniel speaking to one another in Cobra Kai.

Writer Jon Hurwitz Says Season 4 Of Cobra Kai Will Come Out Roughly A Year After Season 3

Also, for fans who are impatient (like I am, honestly) we won’t have to wait that long for Season 4 of Cobra Kai to release. According to a Twitter post, the writer for Cobra Kai, Jon Hurwitz, gave a good estimate as to when Season 4 would debut:

I don’t have the answer, but would imagine Season 4 will come out roughly a year after Season 3.

While that’s not a confirmation, it does at least give us a little bit of a guess as to when it’s arriving. Season 3 premiered on January 8, 2021, so I’d say that the earliest we will most likely get Season 4 of Cobra Kai will be January 2022. And, since production is currently underway, who knows? We might even get it earlier.

Peyton List as Tory in school in Cobra Kai.

Vanessa Rubio And Peyton List Will Become Series Regulars In Season 4 Of Cobra Kai

I’m pretty sure we can all guarantee that most of the main characters that we have grown to love over the last couple of seasons will return, especially classic characters Johnny and Daniel, and their kids and students. But, two characters, who have mainly stayed on the sideline for some time, are finally being promoted to main character status in Season 4 of Cobra Kai.

According to Deadline, Vanessa Rubio, who plays Carmen Diez, Miguel’s mother who is extremely hard-working and has been around since Season 1, is finally being promoted to the main cast. Along with this comes Peyton List, who plays Tory Nichols, a troubled teen who isn’t afraid to fight for what she believes in.

Rubio has appeared in 16 episodes since Season 1, and List has appeared in 15 episodes since Season 2. Because both of their stories were starting to get quite interesting in Season 3, with us learning more about Tory’s mother and Carmen starting a potential relationship with Johnny, it’s not a surprise that we are going to be getting more of them in Season 4. I, for one, am very excited!

Johnny with Eli in his studio in Cobra Kai.

There Will Be Some New Faces In Cobra Kai Season 4

Just because we got some news on characters we already love in Cobra Kai, that doesn’t mean we don’t have some new faces joining the crew. Two new cast members in the form of Dallas Depree Young and Oona O’Brien will be joining in recurring roles. Young will be playing Kenny, a child who is bullied and wants to use karate as self-defense.

O’Brien will be playing a different kind of character, a potential karate student who is both studious and competitive but is quick to have a temper.

For an already diverse cast of characters, it’ll be fun to see the addition of two new faces to the Cobra Kai family.

The ending of Season 3 at Miyagi-Do in Cobra Kai.

Season 4 Of Cobra Kai Will Not Be The Last

Rejoice if you thought that Season 4 of Cobra Kai might have ended up being the last, because in an interview with TV Line, executive producers Josh Heald confirmed that Season 4 will only continue the story, not end it.

We have an endgame in our heads. We’ve had one for quite some time, and it’s not in Season 4. It’s well beyond that. In our minds, we have seasons' worth of story that is necessary to tell before we get to that endgame.

Now that is some awesome news to hear. Not going to lie, I was a bit scared that Season 4 might have been the end, but hearing the producer say that makes me feel way better!

Robby in school in Cobra Kai.

There Will Be Several Storylines Expanded On In Season 4 Of Cobra Kai

I’ve always looked at Cobra Kai as this overarching story that intersects at so many points, which is what makes it really good TV. But obviously, there are guaranteed to be some stories expanded on.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the producers of the show commented on several storylines that are going to grow in Season 4, namely the story of Robby and his constant struggle with right and wrong, and how karate fits into that.

You see how Season 3 ends and he’s there with Kreese. So in Season 4, we’ll have to see – does he go full Cobra Kai? Does he embrace the quote-unquote dark side in every way, or do the lessons of his past have an impact as well? So season 4 certainly has a strong journey for the Robby character.

There are so many stories at the moment that I sometimes find it hard to keep track. Hopefully, the writers can find a way to somehow intersect all of these and make it flow fantastically, as they always have.

Miguel and Sam on their first date in Cobra Kai.

The Love Stories Will Also Be Expanded In Season 4 Of Cobra Kai

Finally, we can’t have a Cobra Kai Season 4 without the love stories, which, honestly, have been a fun addition to an already great show. Of course, as the show progresses, we are going to get more of these love stories told, specifically with the love triangle of Miguel, Robby, and Samantha.

In an interview with Teen Vogue on Instagram, Mary Mouser, the actress behind Samantha, talked about the future of her character – along with her two love interests from the past.

I think that Samantha still has both pieces of herself in her heart, and by the end of Season 3, we know that she’s with Miguel. And that’s where she’s happy and that’s where she fits, but I think at the same time, I think there’s a piece of her heart that’s still always going to belong to Robby too and that’s hard. I think for Samantha it’s going to be figuring out the different parts of her heart that belong to different people in this story.

It wouldn’t be Cobra Kai without some great teen drama thrown in there, right? But, I’m not complaining. Bring on the dramatic love triangle!

With all of this news, I’m even more excited for Season 4 of Cobra Kai. Can January 2022 come sooner? I wish I could see it sooner, but turns out we’ll just need to be patient for a little longer.

Alexandra Ramos
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