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Outer Banks Season 3: Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and Everything to Know

The series returns in 2023

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Kat Moon

We are going back to Poguelandia. Updates about Outer Banks Season 3 are finally dropping, and after more than a year of waiting we can't wait for the popular Netflix drama to return.

We last saw John B. (Chase Stokes) and his friends more than a year ago when the second season of Outer Banks aired. The finale presented a big surprise to us: Big John (Charles Halford), John B.'s dad who's been absent since the start of Outer Banks Season 1, is alive! It's unclear what's going to happen in Season 3, but we are definitely hoping for a father-and-son reunion as well as more exciting adventures featuring our favorite Pogues.

Set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the series follows a group of teens known as the Pogues, who are, 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 the rival Kooks, 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. 

Rudy Pankow, Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Outer Banks

Rudy Pankow, Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Outer Banks

Netflix

Trailer 

Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event granted us with a first-look teaser for Season 3. Everything starts off looking rosy for the Pogues, despite being stranded on an island. It's all coconuts and puka shells until we see the car chases, hand-to-hand combat, and imminent danger that lies in store for the OBX friends in Season 3.

When is Outer Banks coming back?

The Pogues will return in 2023.

On Feb. 28, Outer Banks' official accounts posted photos announcing that production on Season 3 has begun. 

Cast

On June 23, Netflix announced new cast members joining the next season. Andy McQueen plays Carlos Singh, described as "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, all the series regulars are returning for Outer Banks Season 3. According to DeadlineCarlacia Grant, who plays Cleo, the newest addition to the central Pogues friend group, has been upped to series regular.

Main Cast

Spoilers

In an interview with MetacriticElizabeth Mitchell — who plays the scheming Carla Limbrey in the series — teased what's to come for her character. "I do get to hang out with Big John (Charles Halford) quite a bit, which is lovely, because he's terrific," Mitchell said. The final scene of Outer Banks Season 2 teased this partnership, since Big John told Limbrey he would help her find the shroud with healing powers if she agreed to help his son John B. "I don't know if you'd call it 'teaming up,' but they are indeed together a great deal of the time, especially in the first part." Of course, Limbrey has proven herself to be someone who can't be trusted — she killed her half-brother in Season 2. "I don't know that Limbrey is really a team player, let's just say that," Mitchell said.

What Happened in Outer Banks Season 2

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.

More Shows Like Outer Banks

If you're in the mood for some Outer Banks but aren't ready for another rewatch, we have a list of shows that feature  many of the same elements as Outer Banks, like teenagers going on adventures, teenagers in trouble, and teenagers in beautiful locales. Lots of teenagers! Here are more shows like Outer Banks.

How to Watch

The first two seasons of Outer Banks are available to stream.