'Cobra Kai' Season 5 Gets September Premiere Date, First Teaser From Netflix

'Cobra Kai' dojo is expanding when the Netflix series premieres Season 5 in September.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

From left to right: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Mary Mouser in 'Cobra Kai'


Get your gis ready because Netflix is reopening the Cobra Kai dojo on Sept. 9 with the premiere of its fifth season, and the streamer has already released a first look at what's to come, in a teaser trailer below.

"Today is a turning point at Cobra Kai," the teaser previews. "Our competition has closed up shop, and the only thing better than a full dojo is a whole valley full of full dojos."

That's right, after Johnny Lawrence's (William Zabka) titular dojo won the All Valley Tournament in Season 4, expansion plans are officially underway. However, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is looking to stop Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffiths), who now controls the dojo and who Daniel knows doesn't care about whether kids get hurt during his training or tournaments, while Johnny heads to Mexico with Robby (Tanner Buchanan) to find Miguel (Xolo Maridueña).

Cobra Kai is based on the 1980s Karate Kid franchise. The series currently has a 70 Metascore, while the first film has a 60, the second has a 55, the third has a 36, and the 2010 reboot has a 61. It centers on the former rivals Daniel and Johnny, now three decades after the events of the original films, reuniting and reigniting their competition while also following the competitive nature of the next generation.

The show also stars Martin Kove, Courtney Henggeler, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Vanessa Rubio, Peyton List, Dallas Dupree Young, Oona O'Brien, and Griffin Santopietro. It hails from creators and showrunners Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, who executive produce alongside Macchio, Zabka, Will Smith, James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett, and Susan Ekins. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television.