We all know the famous tagline of John Kreese, “You’re all Cobra Kai for life because Cobra Kai never dies“. but in the real world Jon Hurwitz, the creator of Cobra Kai, channelising his all effort to make sure “Cobra Kai Never ends.” Recently, after the Renewal of Season 5, the Cobra Kai creators have signed a big new four-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.
According to Deadline Hollywood. The creative minds behind The Cobra Kai originally signed in early 2019 just as their hit series was announced a season three renewal for YouTube. Now Sony Pictures TV has stepped up with three-year overall deal for four more years.
At Netflix, Cobra Kai earned mammoth popularity around the globe, which also helped the show to score season four and five renewals. Cobra Kai got Emmy nominations for season three, including the Outstanding Comedy Series in 2021.
As per the new deal, Jon Hurwitz, Schlossberg, and Heald, along with Counterbalance’s Head of Development Dina Hillier, will continue to develop comedy, drama, and unscripted TV projects for the studio.
It will explore the Karate Kid universe and Cobra Kai expanding with spinoffs and other offshoots similar to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and sequel movie El Camino.
“Jon, Hayden and Josh are among the most imaginative and ingenious writers and producers in the business,” said Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “When they first pitched us their idea for Cobra Kai, we knew they were on to something incredibly special and that this team would be an amazing addition to the Sony family. We are so thrilled with their development slate and are elated that we will be continuing our partnership with them in the Sony dojo for many years to come.”
“Arriving at Sony four years ago with only a knapsack full of karate dreams, we are overwhelmed and invigorated by the ongoing creative partnership we’ve experienced,” said Hurwitz, Schlossberg and Heald. “Jeff Frost, Jason Clodfelter, and their entire team have shown us great trust in re-envisioning a beloved IP, as well as providing the freedom to develop unique projects with fresh perspectives. In Phase Two of Counterbalance Entertainment’s evolution, we look forward to expanding into new genres, deepening our franchise development, and churning out the most badass content on television.”
Cobra Kai’s Season 4 premiere in December on Netflix. Meanwhile Season 5 is in the making. Don’t forget to check out the latest Fall Collection of Cobra Kai Merchandise here.
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