'Cobra Kai' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix's 'Karate Kid' spinoff
Fans of ‘Cobra Kai’, the Netflix martial arts comedy-drama series based on ‘The Karate Kid’ films, have something to be happy about. The show has already been renewed for the fourth season. And after the events that transpired in Season 3, there is a lot that will go down in the season to come. Here is all you need to know about ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4:
In October 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth season ahead of the third season premiere. Season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai’ premiered on Netflix on January 1, 2021. No release date for Season 4 has been announced yet. However, ‘Cobra Kai’ co-creator Jon Hurwitz said earlier this year, "I don't have the answer, but would imagine Season 4 will come out roughly a year after Season 3." Watch this space for more information.
Now, if you haven’t seen the third season of ‘Cobra Kai’ yet, be warned: there are many spoilers up ahead. Read at your own risk.
Hurwitz shared in late October that the Season 4 writing process was all wrapped up, though. "Final day of the Season 4 writers room," he said. "14 weeks with some of my favorite people in the world. Scripts are rolling in. Excited we’ll have everything written and polished by the time we start filming. It’s going to be another kick a** season!"
The words “another kick a** season” are not for nothing. Season 3 of the show, for the lack of a better word, was massively chaotic — but in a good way. It followed Johnny’s (William Zabka) journey as he tried to reconnect with his estranged son Robby (Tanner Buchanan), and attempted to make Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) walk again after Robby almost killed him.
The season saw the Cobra Kai dojo back in the hands of Kreese (Martin Kove), who continued on his warpath against everything Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Mr. Miyagi stood for. The series culminates in a battle between the students of Kreese and those of Daniel and Johnny. The brawl dwarfs the one in season 2. And finally, Daniel and Johnny join hands to combine their dojos and fight against Kreese in the upcoming "All Valley Karate Tournament". The result of this tournament would decide the future of all three (and of course, their students). So, one can be sure that the tournament will be the highlight of Season 4.
Additional plot details of Season 4 of ‘Cobra Kai’ will be added here as and when it is released. Watch this space for more information.
Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
The 59-year-old American actor is best known for his role as Daniel LaRusso in three ‘Karate Kid’ films and ‘Cobra Kai’. He is also known for his roles as Johnny Cade in ‘The Outsiders’, Jeremy Andretti in ‘Eight Is Enough’, Bill Gambini in ‘My Cousin Vinny’, Eugene Martone in ‘Crossroads’, Archie Rodriguez in ‘Ugly Betty’, and his recurring role as Officer Haddix in ‘The Deuce’.
William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
The 55-year-old American actor, martial artist, screenwriter, director, and producer is best known for his role as Johnny Lawrence in ‘The Karate Kid’, ‘The Karate Kid Part II’, and the Netflix series ‘Cobra Kai’. He also played the recurring role of Scott McCall in ‘The Equalizer’. Zabka’s more notable film roles include ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’, ‘Where Hope Grows’, ‘Cake: A Wedding Story’, and more.
Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
The 19-year-old American actor of Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorian descent is best known for his role as Miguel Diaz in the Netflix series ‘Cobra Kai’, and as Victor Graham in the TV series ‘Parenthood’. He’s also appeared in shows like ‘Dealin' with Idiots’, ‘Major Crimes’, ‘Rush Hour’, ‘Twin Peaks’, and more.
Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
The 22-year-old American actor is best known for his roles as Leo Kirkman in the ABC political drama ‘Designated Survivor’ and as Robby Keene in the Netflix series ‘Cobra Kai’. He is also known for his role in the Nickelodeon television series ‘Game Shakers’. His other notable TV roles include ‘Girl Meets World’, ‘The Fosters’, and ‘Fuller House’.
Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
The 24-year-old American actor is best known for her role as Lacey Fleming on the ABC series ‘Body of Proof’. She also took over the role of Karen Grant on ‘Scandal’ in Season 4. Her other notable television roles include ‘NCIS’, ‘Life Is Wild’, ‘Freakish’, and, of course, ‘Cobra Kai’.
Martin Kove as John Kreese
The 75-year-old American actor and martial artist is best known for his role as John Kreese, the headteacher of the Cobra Kai karate school, in ‘The Karate Kid’. He reprised the role in two sequels, ‘The Karate Kid Part II’ and ‘The Karate Kid Part III’, as well as in the spinoff series ‘Cobra Kai’. Among other roles, he is also notably remembered for his roles as Police Detective Victor Isbecki in the TV series ‘Cagney and Lacey’, and as Michael Reed Ericson in ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’. He also appeared in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.
No trailer for ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4 has been released yet. Watch this space for more updates.
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‘The Karate Kid’ franchise, ‘Dragon Ball Z’, ‘One-Punch Man’, ‘Warrior’, and ‘Wu Assassins’.