Cobra Kai Future tackled by star William Zabka
Cobra Kai has an endgame, according to star William Zabka, who says the Netflix series can go on as long as the opportunity arises.
Cobra Kai star William Zabka talks about the future of the series and the Karate Kid Universe. The hit series debuted on YouTube Red, where it aired for two seasons before being acquired by Netflix in 2020. Set 34 years after the events of the first Karate Kid film, it revisits the Miyagi-Verse narrative through a different perspective, following the now-middle-aged Johnny Lawrence who reopens the famous Cobra Kai dojo and finds himself once again feuding with Daniel LaRusso. Zabka, starring Ralph Macchio, reprises his role from the original 1984 film and stars alongside a cast that includes Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Peyton List, Jacob Bertrand, Mary Mouser and Courtney Henggeler.
Cobra Kai became a critical success, earning its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2021 and generating consistent praise for its writing and acting sequences. It also has a large and dedicated fanbase, contributing to its strong following and continuous renewals. The next Cobra Kai Season 5, announced last August, is set to release on September 9 and will explore the spinoffs of the All-Valley Tournament.
Now speaking with ComicBook.comWilliam Zabka shares his thoughts on how Cobra Kai will go. The actor confirmed that there is a “end of Game,noting that it just depends on how many more opportunities they have to continue this story, while also joking that it’s set for another movie trilogy. Read Zabka’s full comments regarding Cobra Kaithe future below:
“Yeah, there’s no endgame at all, we’ll keep this thing going for another ten seasons. [Laughs] There is an endgame. Everything points to a place on the map for sure. It’s a question of how much we’re going to do this, but there’s definitely an endgame. We’re going to finish the series, and then I think we’re going to do a trilogy of films.“
As for the near future, showrunner Jon Hurwitz recently revealed that Cobra Kai can span the last six seasons. He shared that the hope for the series was still to get to that point, but teased that new episodes beyond that are still possible. Zabka’s co-star Ralph Macchio also explained that there is footage shot for the upcoming season that he knows is reserved for future use, and although Netflix has yet to renew the show, previous models indicate that an announcement would come around the time of its Season 5 premiere.
The possibility of extending Cobra KaiThe future of should excite fans of the series, who already know that while there isn’t a specific number of seasons planned, the writing is underway. The streaming service isn’t generally known for long-running series, but with viewership numbers attached to Cobra Kai, it seems like something is worth pursuing. Fans of its action and likable characters can expect Cobra Kaiis back when Season 5 hits Netflix on September 9th.