Xolo Maridueña will live to fight another season…
Netflix has renewed Cobra Kai, starring the 20-year-old Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian American actor, for a fifth season.
The news, announced ahead of the show’s fourth season premiere in December, comes as no surprise after the popular series earned four Emmy nominations in July including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy, Outstanding Stunt Performance and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy.
Production on the new season is expected to begin in Atlanta this fall.
The news Cobra Kai is a spin-off series connected to The Karate Kid franchise following the competitive world of martial arts in Southern California starring Ralph Macchio as the titular character Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka as his nemesis Johnny Lawrence. The Netflix project revisits both characters in present-day as they launch dojos of their own and mentor the next generation of karate kids, including Maridueña’s character Miguel Diaz.
Season 4 picks up after the events of the season 3 finale that saw Daniel and Johnny combine their dojos to take on the villainous John Kreese (Martin Kove) at the All Valley Tournament. The season is connected to The Karate Kid Part III and will see the return of Kreese’s equally evil best friend Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith).
The first three seasons of the series are available to stream via Netflix now.