Get ready to perfect your crane kick because Cobra Kai Season 5 is almost here, and the stakes are higher than ever: Old friends and enemies are joining the crew at Miyagi-Do for a showdown decades in the making.
At the end of Season 4, Karate Kid Part III baddie Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) took control of the Cobra Kai dojo and turned it into a massive (and soulless) franchise. With Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) putting karate aside, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is going to need to bring in the big guns to take down Silver and his brutal no-mercy style of karate. That means turning to another erstwhile frenemy: Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto), Daniel’s rival in The Karate Kid Part II. Also returning? Sean Kanan as Mike Barnes, another Karate Kid Part III antagonist. It remains to be seen how he’ll enter the fray.
“As Terry Silver calls upon some old friends to put the Valley in a stranglehold, Daniel and Johnny are going to need all the help they can get to stop Cobra Kai in its tracks,” showrunners Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg tell Netflix.
In new first-look photos of Season 5, we get an early peak at this new challenge — and the plentiful training montages it will take to sweep the leg and finally finish off Silver once and for all.
Cobra Kai Season 5 hits Netflix September 9.