The Big Picture
- Dexter and For All Mankind alum C.S. Lee is joining the cast of Cobra Kai as Master Kim Sun-Young, a character previously portrayed by two other actors.
- Season 5 of Cobra Kai left major cliffhangers, including John Kreese escaping from prison, leaving bad blood with Silver and Johnny, and the disbandment of Cobra Kai.
- Cobra Kai Season 6 is the show’s final season and it is expected to hit Netflix sometime in 2024.
The sixth and final season of Netflix’s Cobra Kai is back underway, with both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes officially over. Now, the Karate Kid continuation series has gained a new member. Per Deadline, Dexter alum C.S. Lee is the latest addition to Cobra Kai. Lee is set to play Master Kim Sun-Young, a character who has appeared in flashbacks throughout the franchise and was previously portrayed by two other actors.
Cobra Kai Season 5 was released in September of last year, upping the ante for Daniel (Ralph Macchio), Johnny (William Zabka), and their students. After Cobra Kai’s win at the All Valley Tournament in Season 4, Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) franchised the dojo across the valley, creating more trouble for the (temporarily) closed Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos. As he continued expanding his karate empire, he enlisted the help of Kim Da-Eun (Alicia Hannah-Kim), a formidable South Korean sensei and the granddaughter of Kim Sun-Young. At the time of this writing, there are currently no further details about whether Sensei Kim will return; however, it’s possible viewers may learn more about her and Kim Sun-Young with Lee’s addition to the series, considering how Cobra Kai utilizes its flashbacks.
Prior to Cobra Kai, Lee is best known for starring as the dirty-minded forensic investigator Vince Masuka in Showtime’s Dexter series. Lee starred in the original run of the series, which ran for eight seasons from 2006-2013. He did not appear in the revival season of Dexter: New Blood. Beyond Dexter, Lee most recently guest starred in Apple TV+’s For All Mankind, with other guest appearances in shows such as Quantum Leap, Pantheon, Akwafina Is Nora From Queens, and more. Some of his other credits include East New York, Chicago Med, and Power.
What Else to Expect From ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 6
Season 5 of Cobra Kai left a few major threads open leading into the final season. While we don’t yet know for certain what may happen, the series may yet pick up from some of the main cliffhangers left from the prior season. For starters, when Season 5 ended, John Kreese (Martin Kove) had escaped from prison (in the literal last minute), having been framed by Silver. So, not only does Kreese have a bone to pick with Silver (who was arrested, finally), but he also has some bad blood still remaining with Johnny. Meanwhile, with Silver’s downfall, Cobra Kai is essentially defunct, leaving Silver’s students abandoned and uncertain of what to do next. Johnny and Daniel have also finally found some common ground between them and their dojos, and Johnny is about to be a father (again!) with his girlfriend Carmen (Vanessa Rubio) pregnant. Additionally, both Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang gained admittance into a major worldwide tournament: the Sekai Taikai.
Cobra Kai Season 6 does not yet have a release date on Netflix but stay tuned at Collider for further updates.
Thirty-four years after events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso.
- Release Date
- May 2, 2018
- William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler, Mary Matilyn Mouser, Marty Cove, Peyton List, Jacob Bertrand, Vanessa Rubio
- Comedy, Action, webseries
- Streaming Service