Fans of Cobra Kai will be ecstatic to learn that a renowned character will be returning for the last season of the Karate Kid spin-off.
Cobra Kai is a sequel to the renowned film franchise that takes set 34 years later, examining Johnny Lawrence’s (William Zabka) reopening of the karate dojo.
The series’ creators, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, indicated that the sixth installment will be the final one and are certainly not holding back.
An legendary character from 1984’s The Karate Kid will return, albeit we don’t know how because he is considered dead.
Master Kim featured in a portrait played by Jun Chong in the original film and is credited with inventing The Way of the Fist.
The martial arts method contradicts Mr Miyagi’s (Pat Morita) teachings, which might add drama to the storyline via another flashback.
Master Kim has previously appeared in a flashback in season four of Cobra Kai, but not as C.S Lee.
Kim Da-Eun (Alicia Hannah-Kim), his character’s granddaughter, debuted in season five to practise the martial arts method.
Alicia had suggested the ‘darker element’ of the previous season continuing in the finale, but she was ‘curious’ about where it would go.
‘Hopefully, we will continue what we’ve started in season 5 on Cobra Kai… I think they’ve opened a pandora’s box with Kim Da-Eun and Master Kim Sun-Young,’ she told Deadline in October 2022.
‘It really brought a darker element to this season and I’m curious what could happen now that Cobra Kai is ostensibly defeated. I do know Kim is hellbent on global domination for her family’s legacy, so there’s a lot yet to explore.’
Cobra Kai was supposed to launch in December of this year, however it was pushed back to early 2024 due to SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Filming should resume soon now that the strikes have ended.
Ralph Macchio, who played Daniel LaRusso in the first Karate Kid film, is among the returning cast members.
Cobra Kai season six will air early next year on Netflix.