August 20, 2022

Fans have lost it

Fans of Netflix hit Cobra Kai will be pleased to know that the action-packed fifth season is closer than they might think.

A trailer dropped on Friday May 6 promises another striking season of The Karate Kid spin-off show, starring 80s icons and stars of the original movies, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.

As per the trailer, season five releases on September 9, exclusively on Netflix.

The trailer suggests that this new instalment will kick off immediately after the conclusion of last season. John Kreese (Martin Kove) is in jail, framed for assault and friend-turned-foe Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) is looking to expand Cobra Kai karate – but it doesn’t stop there.

Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) and Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto) are looking to end Silver’s tyranny and Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) and his son, Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), are off to Mexico in search of Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña).

Aside from the plot, the trailer cues up more intense fight scenes and no doubt countless throwbacks to The Karate Kid‘s golden age.

Macchio had previously spoken on the continuity of the franchise, telling Empire: “There’s another angle to Terry Silver, and when you call upon those stories and dive into the grey areas, it expands the universe and the story. It’s this chance to take something that didn’t work, and try to make fruit out of it. Can it bear fruit? It has.”

The trailer has also made a splash online, where one fan wrote: “I like how the more complicated it gets the more we see who is the actual enemy. Face to face with all old characters that never got to meet, all coming together as a team to take the big guy Down!”

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Another wrote: “‘You’re playing with fire, Danny-boy’, gave me the entire embodiment of chills. I can’t wait for Season 5 to drop on Netflix and see this with my family!”

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