Netflix 'Cobra Kai' Season 5: William Zabka may 'do trilogy of films' after 10 seasons of the series
'We're gonna end the series and then I think we're gonna do a trilogy of films,' said William Zabka during an interview
'Cobra Kai' on Netflix has done predominantly good after the release of the first season. There may be people who are not too fond of it but as we know opinions differ and everyone has a right to an opinion but mostly have a healthy relationship with the series and the viewership only escalated. The thriving series debuted on YouTube Red, where it aired for two seasons before being acquired by Netflix in 2020. Taking place 34 years after the events of the first 'Karate Kid' movie, it revisits the Miyagi-Verse narrative from a different point of view, following the now middle-aged Johnny Lawrence, who reopens the notorious 'Cobra Kai' dojo and finds himself rivaling Daniel LaRusso once again.
Zabka, along with Ralph Macchio, reprises his role from the original 1984 movie 'The Karate Kid' franchise, and stars opposite a cast that includes Xolo Mariduena, Tanner Buchanan, Peyton List, Jacob Bertrand, Mary Mouser, and Courtney Henggeler. The successful run of the series even led it to receive numerous awards and nominations, with the third season being nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. As we know, with great success comes a huge responsibility, and the former movie franchise actor, William Zabka seems to know all about it and has a plan set for the future of the series.
In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, William Zabka disclosed that they might continue it to ten seasons which might lead up to a movie trilogy after the final series airs. Zabka said, "Yeah, there's no endgame at all, we'll keep this thing for another ten seasons." "There's an endgame," he clarified. "Everything's pointing to a place on the map for sure. It's a matter of how many we're gonna get to do that, but there's definitely an endgame." He joked, "We're gonna end the series and then I think we're gonna do a trilogy of films."
Meanwhile, Ralph Macchio revealed, "The thing that's been created, there's kind of this Karate Kid Cinematic Universe now where 'Cobra Kai' is, you know, at the center of that and when that day does come in for a landing, there are other areas to draw from," Macchio teased. "I mean, whether it's ... Is there a Miyagi origin story? Is there a 'Cobra Kai' prequel before 'The Karate Kid'? Is there spin-offs with some of the young cast of these characters? Who knows? But we're not done as long as we're given the opportunity to really bring it in. As long as it evolves organically, these guys that write the show really have their finger on the pulse of that."
However, as far as the near future is concerned, showrunner Jon Hurwitz recently revealed that 'Cobra Kai' may extend past six seasons as it should because with time the viewership of the series is only increasing with time. 'Cobra Kai' has surely become a critical success, earning its first Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series back in 2021 and generating consistent praise for its writing and action sequences.
'Cobra Kai' Season 5 premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 9, 2022.