Cobra Kai stars William Zabka and Martin Kove, along with series creators Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz took to Twitter to confirm that production on the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s hit Karate Kid sequel series has finally been completed after more than three months of filming. The filming wrap comes on the heels of Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently confirming that Cobra Kai will indeed be making its return later this year along with two other long-awaited Netflix shows, The Witcher and You.
The next season is expected to deal with the aftermath of the third season’s action-packed finale, where fans last saw Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso finally teaming up with each other in order to take down John Kreese at the All Valley Karate Tournament. Season 4 will also get to introduce new characters in the form of Dallas Dupree Young as Kenny and Oona O’Brien as Devon, with Vanessa Rubio and Peyton List now set to appear as series regulars.
— William Zabka (@WilliamZabka) May 1, 2021
Tonight, myself and the entire crew of COBRA KAI S4 officially wrapped! What a season, And what a year. A crew that is fearless and shows no mercy, through Covid we pushed on! See picture for full post. pic.twitter.com/lNVWSdDkno
— Martin Kove (@MartinKove) April 30, 2021
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) April 30, 2021
I’ve been riding a pendulum from exhausted to exhilarated (and back again) for the past four months. It feels tremendous to wrap @CobraKaiSeries Season 4 production. But it feels even better knowing that we conquered our most ambitious season yet. This one… well just you wait.
— Josh Heald (@healdrules) April 30, 2021
In Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka revisit their star-making roles from the iconic film franchise, The Karate Kid. The epic adversaries return to the dojo, thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. A down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
Joining Macchio and Zabka are Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz, Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene, Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso, Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso, Jacob Bertrand as Hawk, Gianni Decenzo as Demetri, and Martin Kove as John Kreese.
Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Heald, Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg via their Counterbalance Entertainment banner. Executive producers are Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett for Overbrook Entertainment, along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television.