After the first season of Outer Banks premiered on Netflix last year, the American drama quickly went to the top of Netflix’s U.S. charts when Season 2 premiered in July 2021. The Nielsen viewership report for August 9-15 suggests 1,160 million people watched the show’s second season; now, viewers wonder if Netflix plans to release more episodes.
It is set in a fictional coastal town of North Carolina, where the rich are seasonal residents, and the poor are locals (called Kooks and Pogues, respectively). A group of Pogue teens is on a quest to locate their father’s legendary treasure.
It is clear from watching the ten episodes that more things happen throughout Season 2 and that the season’s finale did not conclude everything. So, fans are anxiously awaiting news on whether Netflix will confirm a third season and when the new episodes may be unavailable.
Outer Banks Season 3 Release Date
Outer Banks Season 3 has not yet been confirmed by Netflix, but fans would be surprised if it won’t get renewed given that the show ranked inside Netflix’s U.S. Top 10 this summer.
Jonas Pate previously mentioned he anticipated Outer Banks to run for between four and five seasons, but the ultimate decision to release new episodes rests with Netflix.
Small Screen has reported that one person involved with the show cannot confirm or deny what’s happening with OB S3. However, he states that S3 won’t be released this year.
A third season will probably not come out until at least mid-2022 if Netflix confirms it. Considering that Season 1 came out in April 2020 and Season 2 in July 2021, Season 3 is likely to be released around the summer of next year at the earliest.
If all goes well, according to a report from Small Screen in September 2021, the third season of Outer Banks will premiere in the middle of 2022 if things go as planned. According to the source, Season 4’s script is already being written.
Outer Banks Season 3 Cast
Members of Pogue can be expected to return:
Chase Stokes as John B. Routledge
Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
Madison Bailey as Kiara “Kie” Carrera
Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
Carlacia Grant as Cleo
Other cast members expected to return are Charles Esten (Ward), Drew Starkey (Rafe), Julia Antonelli (Wheezie), Caroline Arapoglou (Rose), Austin North (Topper), Elizabeth Mitchell (Carla Limbrey), and Charles Halford (Big John, John B.’s father).
Outer Banks Season 3 hasn’t been confirmed officially by Netflix, so no new cast members have been announced; however, expect to see new characters if the company signs off.
Outer Banks Season 3 Plot
Outer Banks is yet to announce the third season, so it isn’t possible to reveal plot details, but we can look at the season 2 finale to speculate what that season will bring.
It was a shocker to see Outer Banks Season 2 come to an end. According to the investigation, Big John’s father, John B., is still alive and hiding.
Ward’s reported death in the middle of the sea was widely assumed due to his failure to agree with the Royal Merchant’s gold cut. Carla Limbrey was seen asking him to assist his son. There’s a good chance that John B. In Season 3, he will get to see his father again.
However, the coal cargo ship managed to escape Sarah’s family and the Pogues despite losing their gold cross. They could get the gold and the cross back from the Camerons after they fled to a deserted island somewhere in the Caribbean, which they call ‘Poguelandia.’
John B. will also probably make an appearance. We might see Kiara and Sarah’s in addition to Kiara, Pope, JJ, and Cleo’s romantic connections. There is a possibility that the gang will return to North Carolina, but they will indeed remain focused on finding the treasure.
Carla Limbrey and John B’s father are still unsure how they will help John B. The plot looks promising, although the treasure gets to him and his friends.
“John B’s relationship with his dad is a huge theme [to shape Season 3], as Josh Pate told Entertainment Weekly.”
When John B’s dead dad returns, they’re going to meet up at some point, and he will have to reconcile his idealized version of him with the reality of his alive dad,” Pate said. The father-son theme provides us with plenty of material to work with.”
Burke further explained, “It is going to be instrumental and maybe even the spine [of Season 3]. It is obviously a huge revelation that’s going to shape a big part of the season.”
As well as predicting more fantastic romance in Season 3, Pate teased that Season 2 would feature little romance. It is an aspect of season 1 that Pate says he wants to return to in season 2. Architecting the characters toward romance in season three was our aim.