Netflix announces that the long-running series Cobra Kai will come to an end after the upcoming sixth season

Netflix announces that the long-running series Cobra Kai will come to an end after the upcoming sixth season

Netflix announces that its long-running Karate Kid series, Cobra Kai, will come to an end after the upcoming sixth season

  • The streamer announced Friday that the show has been renewed for a final season
  • Cobra Kai was a sequel to the popular Karate Kid films starring Ralph Macchio
  • Original villain William Zabka stars in the current show as the lead

Netflix announced on Friday that its popular series Cobra Kai will end after the upcoming season.

The streamer shared the news with a video announcing that the series – a follow-up to the Ralph Macchio films starring The Karate Kid – has been renewed for a sixth season.

Describing the next batch of episodes as the “biggest” and “worst” season yet, the streamer said in a statement, “Cobra Kai never dies! After five bada** seasons, Cobra Kai Season 6 will be the final showdown. The epic conclusion to the decades-long karate saga is coming to Netflix soon.”

The series turned the tables on the first two films in the series, making original antagonist Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) the main character, who reopens the Cobra Kai Dojo, while original protagonist Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) later joins forces with him.

Coming to an end: Netflix announced on Friday that it would be renewing Cobra Kai for a sixth season, which will also be its last; Stars William Zabka and Ralpha Macchio pictured)

Although the new teaser for the season promises it’s “coming soon,” Netflix hasn’t announced a broadcast date yet.

Netflix also shared a statement from Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg on Twitter.

“From day one, our goal with Cobra Kai was to finish it on our terms and leave the Valley at the time and place we always envisioned. Therefore, it is with great pride and gratitude that we can announce this achievement,” they wrote. “The upcoming sixth season marks the conclusion of Cobra Kai.

“While this may be a bittersweet day for fandom, the Miyagiverse has never been stronger,” they wrote, referencing original Karate Kid actor Pat Morita, who played Mr. Miyagi. “This fandom is the BEST on the planet and we hope to share more Karate Kid stories with you in the future.”

Return: The series turned the tables on the first two films, making original antagonist Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) the main character, who reopens the Cobra Kai dojo, while original protagonist Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio, pictured) later reunites with him merges

Return: The series turned the tables on the first two films, making original antagonist Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) the main character, who reopens the Cobra Kai dojo, while original protagonist Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio, pictured) later reunites with him merges

Did it their way: Netflix also shared a statement on Twitter from Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg claiming they were ending the series on their

Did it their way: Netflix also shared a statement on Twitter from Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg claiming they were ending the series on their “terms.”