Netflix's schedule has always been something of a guessing game for fans. Although some shows lean toward arriving at specific times of the year, like The Crown — which has consistently shown up around November/December — others, like Stranger Things, are all over the place. Further, with the coronavirus pandemic upending filming schedules, fans have learned to roll with the punches in terms of waiting for new seasons of their favorites to turn up. But there's good news for the lovers of martial arts: Cobra Kai Season 4 isn't just guaranteed to come back; its release date is slated for 2021.
Cobra Kai wasn't initially a Netflix series. Like You, another surprise runaway hit for the streamer, it was initially developed elsewhere. In Cobra Kai's case, it started on YouTube. But YouTube execs decided, despite the show's success, that the platform's interests lay elsewhere. So the show wound up moving to Netflix, with its first two seasons premiering on the streamer in mid-2020 and Season 3 landing in the first week of 2021.
With so much Cobra Kai in such a short span, fans might forgive Netflix for not having new episodes ready anytime soon. But the show has evidently been lucky in its filming schedule. The series has been confirmed as part of Netflix's list of titles coming before the end of the year.