The dojo is open, as Netflix has released what is likely the final trailer for Cobra Kai season 5. The new season, which premieres on Netflix on September 9, 2022, once again stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, the enemies turned friends turned enemies ad infinitum from The Karate Kid, with Martin Kove and Thomas Ian Griffith returning as evil senseis John Kreese and Terry Silver too. Mary Mouser, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Courtney Henggeler, Jacob Bertrand, Peyton List, Yuji Okumoto, and many others are also back. Check out the Cobra Kai season 5 trailer below:
I’m always going to be psyched for Cobra Kai (barring a disastrous drop in quality in the future), but the new trailer still managed to get me excited. Daniel and Johnny are on the ropes, with Daniel deciding to close Miyagi-Do, Johnny becoming his own version of an Uber driver, and Terry Silver expanding the Cobra Kai dojo with a new set of sadistic senseis. Meanwhile, the strife among the kids is worse than ever, particularly between Miguel and Robby. And, of course, Amanda manages to bring everyone down with another self-righteous tirade directed at her long-suffering husband; I’m glad it at least looks like Daniel is defending himself, although, of course, she has to get the last word. There’s surprisingly little of Johnny in the trailer, but since almost every line of his is awesome, it doesn’t bother me to wait until the show airs to hear from him. But most of all, it looks like there’ll be lots of karate action, with a Miguel vs. Robby fight especially enticing. Cobra Kai is one of the entertainments I look forward to the most, and I’m as sure as I can be that season 5 will be great.
What did you think of the Cobra Kai season 5 trailer? Are you excited the see the series return? Can we get an 80s revival multiverse so Daniel and Johnny can team up with Maverick and John Rambo (while pretending the awful Last Blood doesn’t exist) to fight commies? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Geeks + Gamers for more on the dueling dojos!