According to Jon Hurwitz, Cobra Kai has finished filming its fifth season, ahead of season 4 that arrives on Netflix on December 31st, 2021.
Season 5 of Cobra Kai was first announced on August 27th, 2021, with Ralpha Macchio thanking fans saying filming will start soon.
According to reports, season 5 filming got underway on September 20th, 2021. One of the production listings noted that production was scheduled to end on December 10th but given we’ve just learned the show finished, it looks like that date was either wrong or overrun.
The news of season 5 wrapping came via Jon Hurwitz (one of the three creators of the series), who can be seen on a plane with Josh Heald, who both serve as creators and producers.
Many fans were confused with the message, given that no official announcement ever came that filming had even started. Jon Hurwitz clarified a Tweet saying, “Finished shooting in Atlanta.”
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) December 19, 2021
Once again, all of season 5 of Cobra Kai has been filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, despite the show taking place storywise in Los Angeles.
Elsewhere in season 5 news, William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) recently told Screen Rant (on December 17th) that season 5 is his favorite season, adding:
“We’re shooting the climax of Season 5 right now after three months of being in the trenches. I’m so wrapped up in what’s going on right now that’s so far down the road from what I’m talking about [in Season 4],”
So when will Season 5 of Cobra Kai be on Netflix?
So this leads us to our next question: When will season 5 of Cobra Kai be released on Netflix?
Sadly, it’s too early to tell, and just because production has finished doesn’t mean there isn’t more work to do. Post-production now kicks in, including getting the audio, editing, and any VFX work in place. Once that occurs, the show will begin the localization process, including dubbing, subtitles, and preparing promotional assets.
Season 4 was filmed well ahead of time, but we’re led to believe we could see a summer 2022 release for season 5. The worst-case scenario would be another December release.
With season 5 in the can, we can ask questions about whether the show will continue with the sixth season. Unfortunately, while the show does seem like it’s got plenty of steam left in it, we probably won’t get a renewal (or news surrounding the rumored spinoffs) until after season 4 hits.
For more on Cobra Kai, check out our vast season 4 preview or watch the recent trailer Netflix released ahead of season 4.
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