‘Cobra Kai’ Creators Comment on Season 4 Release Date

William Zabka and Ralph Macchio Comic-Con

Getty William Zabka and Ralph Macchio speak at the 2019 Comic-Con in San Diego.

Since the third season of “Cobra Kai” debuted on January 1, 2021, fans have been curious when new episodes will be released. Fortunately for members of the “Karate Kid” fandom, the wait will not be too much longer. According to Deadline, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Co-CEO and chief content officer, said viewers will be able to stream season 4 sometime “in the fourth quarter of the year” — so sometime between October and December. 

The Creators of ‘Cobra Kai’ Commented on When Fans Can Expect New Episodes

During a July 2021 interview with the “Cobra Kai Kompanion” podcast, two of the show’s creators, Executive Producer Jon Hurwitz and writer Josh Heald, commented on when fans can expect the fourth season to premiere. Hurwitz gave a vague answer but insisted that he does want to give fans more information about the upcoming season. He stated that “sometimes” it is difficult to know exact dates “when you’re dealing with a company like Netflix.”

“There’s so many elements that go into the decision making for like release dates and when trailers are coming out and all that stuff,” explained the writer. “That’s beyond just us wanting you know the images out in the world and wanting the info out there. You know, we always want the fans to get as much as they can as possible but there’s a whole process for everything.” 

Hurwitz asserted, however, that season 4 will come out in a few months. 

“We can say that you will get the show. And I think we’re confident that you will get it in quarter four this year because, you know, the head honcho at Netflix [Ted Sarandos] has put that into the ether,” said the executive producer. 

Heald then joked that he refrains from “engag[ing] with anybody about anything” regarding the marketing of the show so that he does not give out any incorrect information. He went on to say that they do have “a cohesive, strong plan” in place for when an official trailer will premiere, as well as the release date for season 4. 

“There will be real dates. You know, we know some stuff that we can’t, we can’t divulge at this stage,” asserted Heald. 

Hurwitz shared similar information and promised fans that “there is a plan in place” and “there’s some fun stuff coming up.”  

Terry Silver Will Be in the Upcoming Season

While the show’s creators have remained secretive about the upcoming season, fans have been made aware that Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) will be helping out ruthless sensei John Kreese (Martin Kove) in the new episodes. The character, who first appeared in the third installment of the martial arts film franchise, is a deranged businessman who is intensely loyal to Kreese. 

According to The Wrap, Hurwitz, Heald and the show’s other co-creator Hayden Schlossberg released a statement about Griffith continuing Silver’s storyline in season 4, which read: 

Since the beginning of the series, we’ve been carefully orchestrating the right moment to unleash Cobra Kai dojo co-founder Terry Silver back into the universe. That moment is now. We can’t wait for the whole world to experience Thomas Ian Griffith’s majestic return to the franchise.

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