We're only a few weeks away from the end of 2022, which means we're getting closer to the year of Outer Banks Season 3. It's been a while since John B. (Chase Stokes) and his treasure-hunting friends chased after the coveted Cross of Santo Domingo. And even though the cross slipped through their hands in Outer Banks' Season 2 finale, there's no doubt that our favorite Pogues will embark on another journey seeking what was lost.
And what's going to happen after the big reveal of Big John (Charles Halford), John B.'s dad, being alive? We are definitely hoping for a father-and-son reunion in Outer Banks Season 3.
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.
Here's everything we know so far about Outer Banks Season 3.
The Pogues will return in 2023. A teaser posted in September 2022 included the release year and has the caption, "The Pogues are back in town. OBX 3 coming 2023."
In an interview with Young Hollywood, Madelyn Cline — who plays Sarah Cameron — seems to have accidentally leaked the premiere date for Outer Banks Season 3. She says the show will be out "February 23rd" before looking to her side and appearing to have realized that the date has not been shared yet. We do not have an official announcement from Netflix, but fans are speculating that Outer Banks Season 3 will be out next February.
Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event granted us 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.
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 Deadline, Carlacia Grant, who plays Cleo, the newest addition to the central Pogues friend group, has been upped to series regular.
In an interview with Metacritic, Elizabeth 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.
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 on Netflix.