Netflix announces Cobra Kai has been renewed for sixth and final season
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Netflix has confirmed Cobra Kai will be making a comeback for its sixth season - but it will also be its last.
We've had five epic seasons packed full of action and emotion, but it's true - the stories of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence will finally come to an end after a decades-long saga.
See the announcement below:
The story told in Cobra Kai began all the way back in 1984 with The Karate Kid, but it captured a whole new generation of fans as Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprised their roles to bring their characters' passion for karate to a new generation.
After five years working on the show, the showrunners for the Netflix series offered up a special thank you to fans as they acknowledged it was coming to an end.
Presented as an announcement from the All Valley Tournament Committee, the showrunners addressed viewers and wrote that 'reacquainting the world with The Karate Kid universe has been [their] humble honour'.
"Making Cobra Kai has allowed us to join the same hallowed dojo once inhabited by the great Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub and all the amazing original cast members.
"It has also enabled us to play sensei, expanding the original storylines and birthing a new generation of underdogs," they continued.
The showrunners said they've 'never once taken this opportunity for granted', and explained that they wanted to end the series on '[their] terms'.
"While this may be a bittersweet day for the fandom, the Miyagiverse has never been stronger. This fandom is the BEST on the planet, and we hope to be telling more Karate Kid stories with you down the line. Because, as we all know, Cobra Kai Never Dies."
Though news of the show's end will no doubt be met with sadness from fans, the showrunners assured they will go out with a bang as they promised season six to be 'the biggest season of Cobra Kai yet'.
"Let today be a celebration of all that's to come, as well as all that's still left to be told. We couldn't do it without you," they concluded.
A teaser for the show shows Daniel and Johnny quickly establishing themselves as frenemies as they work both with and against each other, as well as with the next generation. Plus, there's of course got to be time for 'one more fight'.
Netflix hasn't yet shared a release date for the new series, but the streaming service promised it is 'coming soon'.
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