The soul of the valley is on the line! Netflix has dropped the first teaser promo for the upcoming season 4 of the shockingly well-made Cobra Kai, the continuation of the epic Karate Kid films. Along with the teaser, it also announced that the series will be landing this December, though no specific day was given.
There are few things more important in the world than who will win the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament, but one of them is why we only get a brief look at the glorious ponytail of Terry Silver, who is set to make his over-the-top return to the franchise in Cobra Kai season 4. We got a glimpse of the karate master/playboy/toxic-waste-facility-owner in the casting announcement but nothing at all here aside from the shot of the most famous ponytail in all of valley-based karate. Will Kreese bring him in to help win the tournament and thus destroy Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos, or will there be yet another earth-shattering twist to the series?
If all of this sounds incredibly overwrought, that’s because it is. Cobra Kai, which originally premiered on YouTube Red and then jumped over to Netflix, has somehow pulled off the perfect balance of tongue-in-cheek nostalgia and actual character development to deliver one of the best shows running. Cobra Kai season 4 will see the entire cast returning, including Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Courtney Henggeler (Amanda LaRusso), Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz), Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene), Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), Jacob Bertrand (Hawk), Gianni Decenzo (Demetri), Vanessa Rubio (Carmen), Peyton List (Tory), and Martin Kove (John Kreese), while adding Dallas Dupree Young (Kenny), Oona O’Brien (Devon), and Thomas Ian Griffith as the aforementioned Terry Silver.