Last week, Netflix announced that some of their most popular shows, like The Witcher and You, would be back with new seasons before the end of the year. They also announced that season 4 of Cobra Kai would have a 2021 release as well, despite the fact that season 3 also debuted in 2021, and the pandemic slowed down production.
Well, they weren’t bluffing! Martin Kove, who plays sadistic sensei John Kreese, tweeted that season 4 had finished filming.
Tonight, myself and the entire crew of COBRA KAI S4 officially wrapped! What a season, And what a year. A crew that is fearless and shows no mercy, through Covid we pushed on! See picture for full post. pic.twitter.com/lNVWSdDkno
— Martin Kove (@MartinKove) April 30, 2021
Kove shared a long message praising Netflix, the crew. and his co-stars, and promising that things are just getting started for the show, which ended season 3 with longtime rivals Daniel and Johnny teaming up to take on the head of Cobra Kai.
“Tonight, myself and the entire crew of COBRA KAI S4 officially wrapped! What a season, And what a year. A crew that is fearless and shows no mercy, through Covid we pushed on, we striked first and with a cast that strikes hard! @jonhurwitz @healdrules & @haydenschlossberg101 you have more energy than I knew was humanly possible. The Captains of our cobra Kai ship, leading us to glory daily, without your leadership we would be lost in the waters”, “Thank you @netflix and @sptv for allowing us to sweep the leg day in and day out. To @ralph_macchio & @william_zabka the battle rages on! I couldn’t be more humbled to work along side you both. Who put the work in day in and day out and day in and day out. And to the fans…..well….the real story has only just begun….but you know that! So get ready because COBRA KAI….NEVER…DIES!!!! -John Kreese”
William Zabka, who plays Johnny and has showcased some previously unseen acting chops on the series, also shared that the show had wrapped season 4, posting a picture of himself masked up and squared up on IG.
View this post on Instagram
“Let’s Begin” is the title of the first episode of season 4, which should begin to air on Netflix sometime before the end of the year.
And let’s hope those rumors about a forthcoming Karate Kid universe are true.