No official release date for the fourth season of Cobra Kai has yet been announced, as the status of most current television and film productions remains up in the air due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, in early January 2021, Cobra Kai co-creator Josh Heald gave fans an update on the fourth season’s production during an interview with PopCulture. What he had to say is pretty promising.
“We are looking to make season 4 in 2021,” Heald said. “COVID has thrown a wrench into everyone’s plans for exactly when production begins. But our expectation is [that] in early 2021, we will be in production. We are just keeping our heads down and making sure that the story makes sense and the scripts are solid, and getting our ducks in a row so [that] the moment that everything looks good, we can begin.”
Heald went on to elaborate that the production is ready to hit the ground running when that time comes. “The beauty is [that] our stages have so many sets at this point,” he explained. “Things that used to be locations, we’ve built onstage. […] The moment that it’s a go, we will be ready to jump with very little prep.”
Going off Heald’s comments, we can probably expect filming on Cobra Kai season 4 to be completed before the end of summer 2021, and with any good fortune, the new batch of episodes should drop at roughly the same time season 3 did: at around the beginning of the year. In fact, Cobra Kai season 4 could release on New Years’ Day 2022 — a year to the day after season 3 premiered. Fingers crossed that this becomes a yearly tradition for, oh, at least another five or six years.