Sean Kanan to Play Karate Kid III Villain in Cobra Kai Season 5 — See First Photos, Watch Trailer


eason 5 of Cobra Kai's Karate Kid movie reunion tour will continue, with Sean Kanan reprising his role as Part III's antagonist Mike Barnes.

Kanan's long-desired casting was confirmed in a first round of Season 5 pictures (below), which also feature newcomer Alicia Hannah-(Minx) Kim's Kim Da-Eun, a tough South Korean sensei who plays a role in Terry Silver's ambitions to accelerate Cobra Kai's expansion.

A new teaser trailer has also been published; check it out at TUDUM.

Veteran of daytime television Kanan's coming was hinted to subtly in one of Season 4's final moments, when Silver (played by Thomas Ian Griffith) told a jailed Kreese (Martin Kove), "I'll call a couple old Cobra Kai buddies to help out while you're gone."

Silver is growing the Cobra Kai empire and attempting to make his "No Mercy" style of karate the only game in town as a result of the results of Season 4's All Valley Tournament. With Kreese imprisoned and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) putting karate aside to focus on fixing the damage he's created, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) turns to an old foe for assistance: former antagonist Chozen Toguchi, played by Yuji Okumoto from Karate Kid Part II.

Chozen was last seen with Daniel at Mr. Miyagi's grave in the Season 4 finale. When Terry informs Daniel that he's playing with fire in a previous Season 5 teaser, Chozen reminds Silver, "And I am gasoline."

Cobra Kai executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg teased Season 5's evolving alliances in a statement, saying, "As Terry Silver calls on some old friends to put the Valley in a stranglehold, Daniel and Johnny are going to need all the help they can get to stop Cobra Kai in its tracks."

The Season 5 cast also includes Courtney Henggeler (as Amanda LaRusso), Xolo Mariduea (Miguel Diaz), Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene), Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), Jacob Bertrand (Hawk), Gianni Decenzo (Demetri), Vanessa Rubio (Carmen), Peyton List (Tory), Dallas Dupree Young (Kenny), Oona O (Anthony).

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