The Karate Kid Wiki
The Karate Kid Wiki

The fifth season of Cobra Kai was announced on August 27th, 2021. It will premiere in late 2022.[2] Filming for the season wrapped on December 19, 2021.[3] The season will air on September 9, 2022 only on Netflix.[1]



The following cast lists are subject to change as information is released.[4]


Guest Starring


Episode List

  1. Fresh Open Gates

Notes and Trivia

  • Production for Season 5 began in the Summer-Fall of 2021, with filming ending on December 19th.
  • According to Hayden Schlossberg, this season will answer the long-awaited question of what would happened if Daniel had lost the All Valley championship in The Karate Kid Part III.[5]
  • Season 5 is a substantial season for Robby and his allegiances.[6]
  • The scroll that Chozen gave Daniel in Season 3 is not the crane technique scroll, but a new scroll. There's more history to the scrolls that will be explored in Season 5.[6]
  • Josh Heald teased Season 5 by saying, "Chozen is somebody who ties into the more aggressive past where fighting wasn’t about a contest, it was about life and death. He still feels like he owes Daniel some help, and he wants to make amends even though Daniel has forgiven him. From that alone, I feel like audiences can infer the energy with which Season 5 is going to begin. There are quite a bit of storylines that start spinning very fast and very aggressively as we enter next season."[6]
  • Hayden Schlossberg teased Season 5 by saying, "all the Karate Avengers are getting together right now and getting ready for something… We don’t know what it’s going to be, we don’t know how it’s going to go. But we know that the stakes are high and things have never been worse and actions need to be taken."[7]
  • Portions of Season 5 were filmed in Puerto Rico.[8]
  • On March 3rd, 2022, composures began working on the first three episodes of the season.[9]
  • On April 17, 2022, Jon Hurwitz confirmed that the editing for S5 was completed, though composures were still working on the score for the back half of the season. He teased that a release date was unknown, but more information would be available at Cobra Kai Netflix Is a Joke on May 5, 2022.[10]
  • Xolo Maridueña's involvement in Blue Beetle has no impact on his availability for his role in Cobra Kai.[11]
  • The relationship between Robby and Johnny is further explored in Season 5.[12]
  • Cobra Kai: Live & Badass is a one night event taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, on May 5, 2022. The event kicks off the Season 5 press tour and presents the first look at the new season.
    • The panel will feature Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Dallas Dupree Young, Martin Kove, Gianni DeCenzo, Vanessa Rubio, Griffin Santopietro, Josh Heald, Hayden Schlossberg, Bret Ernst, Dan Ahdoot, Jon Hurwitz, Courtney Henggeler, and Peyton List.
    • The first sneak peek for the season will be revealed at the Microsoft Theater during the 'Live & Badass' event.[13]
  • This is the first season to premiere in the Fall since the show's move to Netflix. Seasons three and four aired on New Year's Day and New Year's Eve respectively, while seasons one and two were in May and April, respectively.



First Looks

The following images were released prior to the season premiere, and are not in episodic order.