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Netflix Renews Cobra Kai, Announces Wednesday Cast

Netflix announced today that Emmy-nominated series Cobra Kai has been renewed for a fifth season ahead of the Season 4 premiere! The streaming service has also revealed the full Wednesday cast.

Cobra Kai is the series continuation of the iconic The Karate Kid film franchise. The fifth season will start production in Atlanta this fall.

Netflix Renews Cobra Kai, Announces Wednesday Cast

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment.

Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Westbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka also serve as executive producers.

The first three seasons of Sony Pictures Television’s Cobra Kai are now streaming with Season 4 premiering in December 2021.

Cobra Kai takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).

It was previously announced that Jenna Ortega (Scream, The Fallout) would star in the titular role of Wednesday Addams in Wednesday with Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, Traffic) and Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights, Traffic) guest starring as Morticia Addams and Gomez Addams respectively in the new live-action, comedic coming-of-age tale from Netflix and MGM.

The eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

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Tim Burton will direct and executive produce. Al Gough and Miles Millar are the showrunners and executive producing along with Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman.

Hunter Doohan (Your Honor, Truth Be Told) will play Tyler Galpin. A townie who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Wednesday Addams. Tyler has a troubled relationship with his father, the local sheriff.

Georgie Farmer (Treadstone, The Evermoor Chronicles) will play Ajax Petropolus. A student at Nevermore Academy who also happens to be a Gorgon. Awkward and shy, Ajax is anxious about looking anyone in the eye.

Moosa Mostafa (Nativity Rocks!, The Last Bus) will play Eugene Otinger. One of Nevermore Academy’s quirkiest students and president of the school’s bee-keeping club.

Emma Myers (Girl in the Basement, Taste of Christmas) will play Enid Sinclair. She is Wednesday’s sunny and colorful Californian roommate at Nevermore Academy. Enid hails from a pack of San Francisco Werewolves.

Naomi J. Ogawa (Skylin3s) will play Yoko Tanaka. A vampire with Harajuku-inspired Goth flair and one of the cool kids at Nevermore Academy.

Joy Sunday (Dear White People, The Beta Test) will play Bianca Barclay. One of Nevermore Academy’s most popular students, Bianca descends from a long line of Sirens with a mesmerizing power to persuade.

Percy Hynes White (The Gifted, Pretty Hard Cases) will play Xavier Thorpe. A charismatic and supernaturally artistic Nevermore Academy student, who comes from wealth thanks to his celebrity psychic father.

Thora Birch (Ghost World, The Walking Dead) will play Tamara Novak. Wednesday’s dorm mother and the only “Normie” on staff at Nevermore Academy with a focus on all things botanical.

Riki Lindhome (Knives Out, Another Period) will play Dr. Valerie Kinbott. A local therapist in the sleepy town of Jericho who takes a particular interest in her newest patient Wednesday Addams.

Jamie McShane (Mank, Bloodline) will play Sheriff Donovan Galpin. Born and bred in Jericho, this Sheriff has always had an issue with Nevermore Academy and a vendetta against former student Gomez Addams.


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