We've been patiently waiting for news about Outer Banks Season 3. After all, next month marks one year since we last saw the adventures of John B. (Chase Stokes) and his treasure-hunting friends unfold on our screens. Thankfully, Netflix is beginning to announce updates about the third season of the series, and TV Guide will be collecting and sharing all that information here before the next installment drops.
Set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the buzzy teen drama follows a group of teen "Pogues" — those from the working class and, as John B. describes, the "lowest member of the food chain." John B. and his friends embark on a journey to seek the truth behind his father's disappearance, and must face off against "Kooks" — the wealthy elite of the town — as what begins as a curious quest transforms into a deadly treasure hunt.
Season 1 of Outer Banks premiered in April 20, 2020 and its second installment was released July 30, 2021. Here's everything we know so far about Outer Banks Season 3.
On June 23, Netflix announced new cast members joining the next season. Andy McQueen plays Carlos Singh, described as a "a ruthless Caribbean Don on a treasure hunt of his own." McQueen will be joined by Lou Ferrigno Jr., who plays Singh's top security officer. Season 3 will also star Fiona Palomo as Sofia, who Netflix says is "a self-identified pogue who forms a close connection to Rafe."
In addition to Chase Stokes, series regulars Madelyn Cline, Rudy Pankow, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Austin North, Drew Starkey, and Charles Esten are all returning for Outer Banks Season 3. According to Deadline, Carlacia Grant, who plays Cleo, the newest addition to the central Pogues friend group, has been upped to series regular.
On Feb. 28, Outer Banks' official accounts posted photos announcing that production on Season 3 has begun.
No official release date has been announced for Season 3. Given that production has just started, we estimate the new season won't drop until late 2022 or early 2023.
Similar to Season 1, Outer Banks Season 2 ended with a near-death experience for the Pogues. Much of the Netflix show's second installment followed John B., Sarah, JJ, Kiara, and Pope as they tried to locate and retrieve the lost Cross of Santo Domingo. The season finale saw the crew secretly board the ship the Coastal Venture and attempt to take the cross. They failed after a chaotic shootout, and escaped on a lifeboat. Though the Pogues once again left empty-handed, the episode ended on a positive note as they celebrated being together and in safety — for now.
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The first two seasons of Outer Banks are available to stream.