John B’s back! On Friday, July 30, fans finally got to return to the OBX when Netflix dropped the entire second season of its hugely popular action-adventure-mystery-teen drama series, Outer Banks.
The teen dramedy Outer Banks, a frothy blend of Romeo and Juliet and The Goonies, made waves in its first season, bringing adventure and romance to people who were yearning for both during quarantine—and now that Season 2 has arrived, the teen dramedy, a frothy blend of Romeo and Juliet and The Goonies, is shaping up to make even bigger waves.
The popularity of the series (at one point, it was the highest-rated show on Netflix) almost guarantees that a Season 3 is a foregone conclusion. Here’s what we know about the third season of Outer Banks so far; keep checking back for more information!
Has Outer Banks been renewed for Season 3?
Netflix has yet to formally confirm whether or not the programme will be renewed for a third season, despite the fact that Season 2 was just released. However, as previously stated, Season 1 was a big success, and there’s no reason to think Season 2 won’t be as well.
In April 2020, series co-creator Jonas Pate told Entertainment Weekly, “Ever since we started, we always viewed it as something that was probably like a four-season, maybe five-season show, but definitely four seasons. We’ve sort of long-arced it out pretty far. I’m just hoping that we get a chance to actually tell those stories.”
When will Outer Banks Season 3 premiere?
The first season of Outer Banks dropped in April 2020, and Season 2 arrived on July 30, 2021. Given that timeline, it seems logical that Season 3 could be released in the spring or summer of 2022. (Plus, the show just feels like the perfect summer show, right?
What happened in Seasons 1 and 2 of Outer Banks?
(Warning: Outer Banks Season 1 and Season 2 spoilers follow!)
The show follows a group of youngsters who reside on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Long-standing feuds exist between the wealthy Kooks and the destitute Pogues, who fight frequently. After a hurricane, Pogue John B (Chase Stokes) and his buddies discover a sunken ship, which sends them on an action-packed adventure as they strive to find out more information. Eventually, the friends find a parcel from John B’s missing father that includes a map and a tape recorder. Dad tells John B to “go for the gold,” and he means it literally: There is $400 million in gold bars at stake. The teens start looking for the gold—and along the way, John B falls in love with a Kook: his boss’ daughter, Sarah (Madelyn Cline).
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John B and his friends miraculously find the treasure, but it’s snatched by Sarah’s father. By the end of the season, John B and Sarah find themselves on a boat, escaping from drug dealers and the cops. The boat capsizes and the Pogues are told the lovers are dead. Luckily, the couple is rescued by a passing boat headed for the Bahamas, which happens to be where Sarah’s dad has stored the gold.
If all that still seems confusing, Netflix previously dropped a handy Season 1 recap video.
And don’t feel too bad if you find all of OBX‘s twists and turns tricky to follow; the first season was such a wild ride that even the show’s stars had a hard time doing a 30-second recap of it.
The Season 2 trailer let fans know right away that things were only going to get crazier for the Pogues. “My old man used to tell me it’s best to never say you’ve hit rock bottom,” John B says in a voiceover. “Trust me, he said, ‘you can always go lower.’” Netflix also released two short clips where we discover that JJ (Rudy Pankow) loses his job after confronting the Kooks in public, and that the Pogues find out that Sarah and John B are still alive.
“Season 2 is going to test our crew like never before,” creators/executive producers Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke said in a statement. “We’ve turned up the dial on everything fans loved about Season 1–more mystery, more romance and higher stakes… All we can say for now is buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride.”
The Season 2 trailer also revealed another map, meaning it’s possible that there’s more treasure to find.
Are there any Outer Banks Season 3 spoilers?
No spoilers have been released yet, but it’s possible that scripts have not yet been finalized for Season 3. Fans can likely expect that the Pogues will stay together and keep battling Sarah’s dad and the Kooks.
Which characters will be in Outer Banks Season 3?
There haven’t been casting updates for Season 3, but it’s possible that new minor characters could appear. The well-loved main cast should be on hand to keep the story going and that’s likely to include:
Chase Stokes as John B Routledge
Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
Charles Esten as Ward Cameron
Madison Bailey as Kiara Carrera
Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
Austin North as Topper Thornton
Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Moss also joined the cast in Season 2, but there’s no word yet on whether her character will stick around for Season 3.
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