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Netflix renews 'Cobra Kai' for Season 5

William Zabka (L) and Ralph Macchio will return for a fifth season of Cobra Kai. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
William Zabka (L) and Ralph Macchio will return for a fifth season of "Cobra Kai." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Netflix announced Friday that it has renewed Cobra Kai for a fifth season. Season 4 of the series will premiere in December.

Production on Season 5 will begin this fall in Atlanta, where all four previous seasons have filmed. Netflix previously announced that Season 4 of Cobra Kai will reintroduce Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry Silver, the villain from The Karate Kid Part III.

Cobra Kai premiered on YouTube in 2018. After two seasons on YouTube, the show moved to Netflix.

Netflix aired the first two seasons in August 2020. Season 3 premiered Jan. 1, 2021.

William Zabka, Ralph Macchio and Martin Kove reprise their roles from the Karate Kid movies. Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) reopened the Cobra Kai dojo, reigniting his rivalry with Daniel LaRusso (Macchio).

New Karate students, including Johnny and Daniel's teenaged kids, begin training and fighting over their love triangles and high school drama. Season 3 ended with Daniel and Johnny combining their dojos to challenge John Kreese (Kove) and his students at the All Valley Karate Tournament.

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Cobra Kai is nominated for Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as for stunts, sound mixing and sound editing for Season 3.

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