Outer Banks Season 3: Release date, cast, plot and everything else you need to know

Is Outer Banks season3 arriving on Netflix?
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Read on to find out the latest updates on Outer Banks Season 3.

A recipient of the best drama and best male TV star awards at the People’s Choice Awards, Outer Banks has become one of the most critically-acclaimed teen drama series ever since its debut in April 2020. After returning for the highly anticipated second season in July 2020, Pogues are demanding a season 3 as soon as possible since its progenitor left at a very dramatic end.

With that said, here’s a quick rundown of Outer Banks season 3 inclusive of all the necessary details that you need to know about the show.

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When was Outer Banks officially renewed for a third season?

Outer Banks Renewed for Season 3

On December 7, 2021, an official renewal was announced that broke through the misleading fog of rumours and cleared the minds of the fans and piqued their interest. The official Netflix Twitter account announcing the renewal of Outer Banks said:

 “This just in from Poguelandia…

Outer Banks will be back for a third season!”

What can we expect to happen in Outer Banks Season 3?

Outer Banks Season 3: Is it coming to Netflix in July 2022?

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The season 2 finale left off on a very deserted note. While the war between the Camerons and Pogues is expected to continue in the third season as well, Pope’s warning, “It’s not over”, heightens the thrills of the fans that can only achieve its fruition in the third season. After being sundered on the island, season 2 left the viewers with the revelation that John B’s dad is alive. This raises a plethora of questions as to how and why Big John is back and what does he intend to do?

In conversation with Entertainment Weekly, this is what John Pate has to say concerning Big John:

 “John B’s relationship with his dad is a huge theme and having his dad back around and eventually they’re going to meet back up and John B has to reconcile his idealized version of his dead dad with the reality of his alive dad. It gives us a lot of thematic father-son stuff to work with.”

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On a more romantic front, actor Madelyn Cline hinted to ET about season 3 delving more into their marriage. Cline said:

“It’d be really fun in season 3, if we get one, to see them actually start to truly get to know each other in a very real sense. They’re married, but they actually kind of don’t know a whole lot about each other. I feel like that would be really fun. They’ve obviously been through a lot together.”

In addition, Chase Stokes, in conversation with Elite Daily, teased about a “vibe shift” in season 3. Stokes said, “The writers really like to keep us on our toes, and I think that creates performances that catch you in the moment … I’ve no idea what’s going on past what we’ve shot in Barbados.”

He further added, “I think a lot of loose ends are going to get tied up. A lot of questions will be answered. And per usual, these kids are going to get put through the wringer.”

Who are the cast members of Outer Banks Season 3?

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According to What’s on Netflix, Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shanon Burke will be returning as showrunners and executive producers for Outer Banks season 3. With that said, the following list includes the key cast members reprising their respective roles in season 3:

  • Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
  • Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
  • Madison Bailey as Kiara Carrera
  • Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
  • Austin North as Topper Thornton
  • Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
  • Charles Esten as Ward Cameron
  • Chase Stokes as John B. Routledge
  • Caralacia Grant (updated as a series regular)

Outer Banks Season 3

In addition to the above-mentioned list, Deadline mentions the following list of the new cast members who will be joining the team of Outer Banks season 3. They are:

  • Andy MacQueen as Carlos Singh: A Caribbean intelligent and ruthless Don
  • Fiona Palomo as Sofia: A Pogue wanting to be a part of the country club crowd. Develops a close connection with Rafe
  • Lou Ferrigno Jr as Ryan: A calm and collected yet young and hungry Singh’s top security officer and enforcer

In addition to this, on July 1st, the local news station WCBD News 2 reported that Outer Banks was looking for a young John-B look-a-like. They stated:

 “Casting agents say the show’s director is looking for a juvenile actor to portray a younger version of the show’s lead character, John B, next week.

The candidate must be a Caucasian male between five and seven years old with light brown hair, and brown or hazel eyes. You are asked not to submit your child unless they fit that age range and resemble the character, which is played by actor Chase Stokes.”

According to IMDb, the following list includes a number of smaller casting that was made for the new season:

  • Rick Perez as Ted
  • Art Newkirk as Officer Henderson
  • Angela Lentz as Cruise Ship Patron
  • Drew Broderick as a Security Guard

Has the production of Outer Banks Season 3 begun?

Outer Banks Season 3: Predicted Release Date, Plot, and Other Latest Updates

According to the filming schedules, Outer Banks season 3 reportedly began filming in Charleston, South Carolina. They began rolling on February 16, 2022 and it continued till August 19, 2022. Valerie Weiss posted on Instagram on February 14, 2022, confirming that they began rolling on February 15. The post was captioned with:

“Big love to my @obx family as they begin shooting Season 3 tomorrow!!!! See ya’ll soon!”

On August 31, the filming wrapped in Barbados. On Instagram, Charles Esten shared a post, captioning it with:

“Last Night in Barbados! 3 weeks shooting Season 3 of @obx in this extraordinary paradise, but now it’s time to go home. More to shoot in Charleston, but at this moment, I could not be more grateful for this amazing job that keeps bringing me here, or the wildly talented and deeply kind cast and crew I get to work with every day. VERY thankful, too, for all the incredible Bajans that have made us feel so welcome here! Put Barbados on your bucket list. You won’t be sorry!”

When will Outer Banks Season 3 be released on Netflix?

Outer Banks Season 3: Predicted Release Date, Plot, and Other Latest Updates

At the time of writing, no official release date has been mentioned regarding the release date of Outer Banks. However, we do know that we’ll be able to be with the Pogues in 2023.

Be that as it may, during the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery premiere at the London Film Festival, Madelyn Cline mistakenly revealed the release date of the upcoming instalment of Outer Banks season 3: February 23, 2023.  

Although Netflix hasn’t confirmed the date itself, we believe Madelyn Cline was right.

For more Netflix release date updates on Outer Banks season 3, stay tuned to Web News Observer!