• ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4 is expected to release a year after the Season 3 finale
  • The fourth installment features the biggest tournament yet
  • It was renewed earlier in October 2020

Netflix released “Cobra Kai” Season 3 Sunday with a finale so epic that fans can’t wait for the fourth season.

The third season of the series based on the "Karate Kid" film brought on some biggest rivalries, drama, and epic fight scenes. However, it was the finale that took the cake as it brought back “The Karate Kid Part III’s” character Terry Silver, the founder of Cobra Kai, which was played by Thomas Ian Griffith.

In one of the final scenes, John Kreese (Martin Kove) called old friend Silver for a favor. The show ended with an alliance between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). The two enemies come together to reorganize the landscape at Miyagi's dojo.

This massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3 has raised several questions about the future storyline of the series. However, one thing is certain that Johnny’s Eagle Fang dojo and Daniel’s Miyagi-Do united against Kreese’s evil group as they prepare for the biggest karate tournament yet.

“Cobra Kai” was renewed for Season 4 in October 2020. The news was confirmed by executive producer Jon Hurwitz. He later confirmed that the cast and crew were aiming to start filming the fourth season in early 2021.

As for what to expect from the highly-anticipated installment in the series, Season 4 will see all the three dojos compete in the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament, according to Screen Rant. The stakes are higher than ever as Kreese has promised to leave Cobra Kai if it loses the competition.

Fans can expect to see Samantha (Mary Mouser) and Miguel (Xolo Maridguena) take the lead for the united dojos, and Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), Tory (Peyton List), and Kyler (Joe Seo) come forward for Cobra Kai.

Meanwhile, showrunner Josh Heald revealed that Season 4 is not the “endgame” as fans may expect. Speaking with TV Line, he clarified that they have quite a few stories to tell before "that endgame."

“We have an endgame in our heads. We’ve had one for quite some time, and it’s not in Season 4. It’s well beyond that. In our minds, we have seasons’ worth of story that is necessary to tell before we get to that endgame. That will be a discussion going forward with our new partners at Netflix. Can we write to that endgame? Can we know that it’s coming? That’s not always the case with television and we respect that,” Heald explained.

While “Cobra Kai” Season 4 has a detailed script ready, the show doesn't have a release date. However, based on Hurwitz's Nov. 8 post on Twitter, several outlets are speculating it will release on Netflix in January 2022.

At one stage YouTube planned to charge for shows such as "Karate Kid" spinoff "Cobra Kai," starring Ralph Macchio, using its premium service
At one stage YouTube planned to charge for shows such as "Karate Kid" spinoff "Cobra Kai," starring Ralph Macchio, using its premium service AFP / Hector RETAMAL