Cobra Kai brings back Mike Barnes, the “bad boy” from The Karate Kid Part III, for season five

Cobra Kai brings back Mike Barnes, the “bad boy” from The Karate Kid Part III, for season five

Netflix just announced the return of The Karate Kid Part III “Bad Boy” Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) in Season 5 of Cobra Kai, which premieres September 9 on Netflix.

“So excited to finally announce that Mike Barnes will be a part of Season 5!” Sean, 55, gushed on Instagram on Tuesday.

‘[Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg] wrote me a great story. I can’t wait for you all to see it!’

Premieres September 9th on Netflix! Netflix just announced the return of The Karate Kid Part III “Bad Boy” Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) in season five of Cobra Kai

It’s unclear if the skilled and vicious karate fighter will stay true to his Cobra Kai roots or unexpectedly join the Eagle Fang/Miyagi-Do karate dojos.

Barnes was credited in the Cobra Kai episode “All Valley” for his unsportsmanlike conduct which previously resulted in the dojo being banned from participating in the All Valley Karate Tournament.

Robyn Lively played Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) KK3 love interest Jessica Andrews in John G. Avildsen’s somberly reviewed 1989 threesome, but she wasn’t announced as part of the Cobra Kai cast.

Netflix has released many first look pictures of season five – including a shot of Daniel with former KK villains Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto) who have joined his side.

Sean, 55, gushed on Instagram on Tuesday:

Sean, 55, gushed on Instagram on Tuesday: “I’m so excited to finally announce that Mike Barnes will be a part of Season 5! [Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg] wrote me a great story. I can’t wait for you all to see it!’

Bad or good?  It's unclear if the skilled and vicious karate fighter will stay true to his Cobra Kai roots or unexpectedly join the Eagle Fang/Miyagi-Do karate dojos

Bad or good? It’s unclear if the skilled and vicious karate fighter will stay true to his Cobra Kai roots or unexpectedly join the Eagle Fang/Miyagi-Do karate dojos

'How to ride a bike boys!'  Robyn Lively played Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) KK3 love interest Jessica Andrews in John G. Avildsen's somberly reviewed 1989 threesome, but she was not announced as part of the Cobra Kai cast (pictured June 14).

‘How to ride a bike boys!’ Robyn Lively played Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) KK3 love interest Jessica Andrews in John G. Avildsen’s somberly reviewed 1989 threesome, but she was not announced as part of the Cobra Kai cast (pictured June 14).

Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) has now opened 15 Cobra Kai dojos in California’s San Fernando Valley, and there are multiple shots of new students training.

“Today is a turning point for Cobra Kai,” the wealthy Dynatox CEO said in the season 5 teaser released in May.

“Our competition has closed shop. The only thing better than a full dojo is a valley full of dojos.’

Cobra Kai even hired their first-ever female sensei to direct one of the new franchises – Kim Da-Eun – played by Australian actress Alicia Hannah-Kim.

From villain to hero: Netflix has released many first look images of season five - including a shot of Daniel (M) with former KK villains Johnny Lawrence (L, William Zabka) and Chozen Toguchi (R, Yuji Okumoto), who did it joined his side

From villain to hero: Netflix has released many first look images of season five – including a shot of Daniel (M) with former KK villains Johnny Lawrence (L, William Zabka) and Chozen Toguchi (R, Yuji Okumoto), who did it joined his side

No Mercy: Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) has now opened 15 Cobra Kai dojos in California's San Fernando Valley, and there are multiple shots of new students training

No Mercy: Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) has now opened 15 Cobra Kai dojos in California’s San Fernando Valley, and there are multiple shots of new students training

The wealthy Dynatox CEO said in the season five teaser:

The wealthy Dynatox CEO said in the season five teaser: “Today is a turning point for Cobra Kai. Our competition has closed up shop. The only thing better than a full dojo is a valley full of dojos.

New to the Miyagi Verse!  Cobra Kai even hired their first-ever female sensei to direct one of the new franchises - Kim Da-Eun - played by Australian actress Alicia Hannah-Kim (M).

New to the Miyagi Verse! Cobra Kai even hired their first-ever female sensei to direct one of the new franchises – Kim Da-Eun – played by Australian actress Alicia Hannah-Kim (M).

Not Happy: There is a picture of Tory Nichols (Peyton List), the 51st All Valley Karate Tournament Champion, holding her trophy as she approaches Terry

Not Happy: There is a picture of Tory Nichols (Peyton List), the 51st All Valley Karate Tournament Champion, holding her trophy as she approaches Terry

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“Nobody Suspects”: Nichols initially took pride in punching his rival Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) before witnessing Silver openly bribe the referee during the Season 4 finale

There is a picture of Tory Nichols (Peyton List), the 51st All Valley Karate Tournament Champion, holding her trophy as she approaches Terry.

Nichols was initially proud of beating rival Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) before witnessing Silver patently bribe the referee during the Season 4 finale.

Faced with an army of Cobra Kai fighters, Daniel and Johnny must pull out all the stops to find more Eagle Fang/Miyagi-Do students.

Lawrence reconciles with his estranged son, Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), but he doesn’t get along with him and LaRusso’s favorite student, Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña).

Small Group: Faced with an army of Cobra Kai fighters, Daniel and Johnny must pull out all the stops to find more Eagle Fang/Miyagi-Do students

Small Group: Faced with an army of Cobra Kai fighters, Daniel and Johnny must pull out all the stops to find more Eagle Fang/Miyagi-Do students

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“We’re Not Friends”: Lawrence has made amends with his estranged son, Robby Keene (L, Tanner Buchanan), but he doesn’t seem to get along with him and LaRusso’s favorite student, Miguel Diaz (R, Xolo Maridueña).

Miguel's single mother Carmen (R, Vanessa Rubio) looks worried while Daniel's wife Amanda (L, Courtney Henggeler) is on the phone after Miguel travels to Mexico to find his father

Miguel’s single mother Carmen (R, Vanessa Rubio) looks worried while Daniel’s wife Amanda (L, Courtney Henggeler) is on the phone after Miguel travels to Mexico to find his father

It didn't: And in another shot, Amanda squints at Terry, who's trying to charm her with a glass of wine at a lavish party

It didn’t: And in another shot, Amanda squints at Terry, who’s trying to charm her with a glass of wine at a lavish party

Miguel’s single mother, Carmen (Vanessa Rubio), looks worried while Daniel’s wife, Amanda (Courtney Henggeler), is on the phone after Miguel travels to Mexico to find his father.

And in another shot, Amanda narrows her eyes at Terry, who is trying to charm her with a glass of wine at a lavish party.

There was no sign of Silver’s Vietnam War buddy and Cobra Kai co-founder John Kreese (Martin Kove), who was arrested after framed him for attacking Raymond “Stingray” (Paul Walter Hauser).

Disgraced Oscar winner Will Smith has served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed Karate Kid spin-off since it emerged as a YouTube Premium Original Series in 2018.

Betrayed: There was no sight of Silver's Vietnam War pal-turned-Cobra Kai co-founder John Kreese (M, Martin Kove), who was arrested after he was accused of attacking Raymond

Betrayed: There was no sight of Silver’s Vietnam War pal-turned-Cobra Kai co-founder John Kreese (M, Martin Kove), who was arrested after he was accused of attacking Raymond “Stingray” (Paul Walter Hauser) had held responsible.