Cobra Kai creators tease possible spin-offs after Season 6 leaves audiences with some loose ends

In a new interview, Cobra Kai showrunners Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald tease the chance of Cobra Kai spin-offs

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When the sixth and final season of Cobra Kai Crane kicks its way onto Netflix, it could leave some questions unanswered in the interest of continuing the story in possible spin-offs. Speaking with Collider‘s Perri Nemiroff, Cobra Kai showrunners Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald said “closure” isn’t part of their grand plan for the Miyagi-verse. This statement is bold in an entertainment landscape where fans typically like things wrapped up with a big, red bow. However, some stories can’t end in a universe with limitless potential.

Hinting at Cobra Kai spin-offs, Hurwitz, Schlossberg, and Heald told Nemiroff, “We will never give actual closure when it comes to anything. We love working in the ‘Cobra Kai’ universe, so there’s always potential to revisit that world. We’re certainly thinking about other ideas within the Miyagi-verse, and it’s only a matter of time before we figure out exactly which direction we’re gonna head. […] We’re really excited about Cobra Kai Season 6. We’re gonna go out with a bang, and it’s gonna be an amazing experience for fans of the franchise.”

Thankfully, there’s lots to look forward to when Cobra Kai Season 6 debuts in 2024. With Terry Silver out of the picture and his students questioning their life choices, fans wonder if we’ve seen the last of the franchise-building martial arts master. Additionally, Kreese is in the wind after escaping prison, and the Sekai Taikai international championships story thread also requires a resolution. We may get a world tournament in Season 6, with new international characters and locations introduced. However, as the story shakes out, Cobra Kai Season 6 promises plenty of drama, surprises, and moments fans have waited for.

Earlier this week, we learned that C.S. Lee (DexterEast New YorkChuck) will join the Cobra Kai cast as the iconic character from The Karate Kid, Master Kim Sun-Young. The character previously appeared only in flashback form, portrayed by Jun Chong in The Karate Kid and later Don Lee in Cobra Kai. Master Kim is presumed dead, and at this time, it is unknown whether Lee will appear in flashback form only.

Alicia Hannah-Kim plays Master Kim’s granddaughter Kim Da-Eun in Cobra Kai, a ruthless sensei in Terry Silver’s (Thomas Ian Griffith) plan to establish a global franchise of Cobra Kai-taught fighting machines. Master Kim taught Terry and John Kreese (Martin Kove) everything, including The Way of the Fist, an aggressive martial arts style in direct opposition to Mr. Miyagi’s teachings and values.

Initially, Cobra Kai Season 6 was supposed to launch on Netflix in December, but the strikes in Hollywood from writers and actors made the deadline impossible. Now that gears are turning for projects to get up and running again, it’s only a matter of time before Cobra Kai rolls cameras on the martial arts drama’s final season.

What characters do you think deserve their own Cobra Kai spin-off? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Collider

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.