Outer Banks Season 4 is not coming to Netflix in August 2023

Outer Banks Season 4: All the latest updates have we got until June 2023
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Pack your sunscreens and mosquito repellents in your rucksacks. 

Get ready for another adventure of a lifetime with the Outer Banks gang! 

Season 4’s official renewal on 18th February 2023 amidst a fan event in Poguelandia (Huntington Beach) left the fans of the adventure classic in a frenzy. The mysterious adventure continues with Outer Banks’ fourth installment confirmed by Netflix. We will have more riveting plotlines, mysterious deaths, surprising deaths, moments where we break into tears, and finally, what is the treasure of El Dorado and why is everyone after it?

Is it a priceless emblem of something out of mythic folklore? Or does it confer undestroyable powers on he who possesses it? Or is there something supernatural and ancient latched on to it? The mystery continues and we are hoping Season 4 will answer them.

However, the burning question of the fans still remains “When will it release on Netflix?” “Will the current strike affect the ongoing production?”

We have a few updates on the current production process for Outer Banks Season 2, so continue reading.

Outer Banks Season 2: Is It Coming On Netflix in August 2023?

Outer Banks Season 4: All the latest updates have we got until June 2023

Post the renewal announcement in January 2023. There have been several official speculations on when the next season of the Outer Banks will arrive.

Madison Bailey, who plays Kiara in the show, told People during the Coachella event that production on Outer Banks season 4 was set to begin in 2023 summer in Charleston.

However, another update post this statement was released by Production Weekly, that production for the 4th Season would begin on June 12th, 2023, and was scheduled to wrap up by December 15th, 2023. Additionally, if the history of the first 3 Seasons of Outerbanks indicates anything, it is that the series will remain in post-production for approximately 15-18 months. This calculation suggests a mid-2025 release if filming wraps up by December 2023. Hence we definitely cannot expect an August 2023 release of Outer Banks on Netflix. 

Outer Banks Season 4: All the latest updates have we got until June 2023

However, the WGA and SAG AFTRA strike situation hit the nail in the coffin of an early 2025 Season 4 arrival. This was confirmed through the following notification:

Per 7 News WSPA, Kimmie Stewart Casting, that is the casting agency behind the show, has confirmed that the filming has been suspended. The notice also read:

“Effective now we have suspended filming.
We will keep everyone updated as we receive information.
Filming will only resume once a fair deal has been reached.”

So it seems filming has been left mid-air, and since there are no recent hopes of any negotiation, an early 2025 release seems bleak. A better prediction would be a late 2025 release. That is truly devastating news.

Well, there is something you can do to cheer yourselves up. You can rewatch the first three seasons of Outer Banks streaming now only on Netflix! This ought to cushion the blow.

Outer Banks Season 4: Cast

Outer Banks Season 4: Has the production on the all-new season already started?
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  • Chase Stokes as John B
  • Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
  • Madison Bailey as Kiara Carrera
  • Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
  • Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
  • Carlacia Grant as Cleo
  • Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
  • Austin North as Topper Thornto
  • Nicholas Cirillo as Barry

It is probable that we won’t expect Charles Halford to show up as Big John since his ill-fated end in Season 3, along with Charles Esten as Ward Cameron.

The following characters played limited roles in the series, but we expect them to be back for Season 4:

  • Caroline Arapoglou as Rose Cameron
  • Julia Antonelli as Wheezie Cameron
  • David Jensen as Wes Genrette

Any new word on cast shake-ups will not go unnoticed, and we will be sure to update this space with the same.

Outer Banks Season 4: Plot

Outer Banks Season 3: Netflix release date, time, plot, and everything you need to know
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*Spoilers ahead*

Season 3 left us feeling unresolved at most. The gang, while retrieving the treasure of El Dorado, had lost beloved members from the mountains of South America. After returning to their normal lives, they are again pulled into another treasure hunt. Will they go for it? What powerful secrets lie beneath this mysterious treasure trove? Will we lose more members?

Well, TUDUM, Stokes, and the cast have a few insights on what we can expect from Outer Banks Season 4. Take a look.

In relation to how things turned out in Outer Banks, Madison Bailey said,

“I like the ending because I’ve always thought that they need to find something more sustainable for their love of treasure. I think this is a job opportunity. It’s less about finding the gold and more about ‘Here’s a way you can take that and explore it’. It could turn out that he has malicious intent. But at least we’re chasing something because this is just like what we like doing.” (courtesy of Digital Spy)

Adding to this, Stokes had a lot to say to TV Line about the finale of Season 3 of Outer Banks. He said,

When I saw the scripts, I was like, ‘Oh, thanks, Jonas [Pate], Josh [Pate], and Shannon [Burke]. You’re really kinda throwing me for a loop here, but the challenge was accepted, and I’m really proud of the work we did this year.”

Moreover, Madelyn Cline (who plays Sarah) in the show added that the season concluded in a “really, really painful place of resolve.”

With respect to future prospects of The Outer Banks (a.k.a Season 4), here is what everyone had to say.

We begin with TUDUM’s analysis which says,

“As of now, the future of the Pogues is still in an “embryonic” stage, according to Jonas Pate, although we know they’ll be reckoning with the infamous Blackbeard in Season 4 after an 18-month time jump. We have some big ideas that we’re still tinkering with,” he says. One thing that’s already been mapped out, however, is the series’ ultimate ending. That’s one key piece that all three writers are on the same page about. We’ve always known from the beginning what the last scene would be if we would be lucky enough to get it that far,” Josh Pate says. But Burke adds that there’s “a lot of dark, blank space” before reaching that final moment.”

In a conversation with Cosmopolitan, Carlacia Grant said,

“I have some theories. I don’t want to ruin them, but I would love to see Cleo’s backstory. Like if a person came back from Cleo’s past to really explain some of her mannerisms. It’s Outer Banks. Her mom died, her dad left, but any of these people could appear somehow.”

Chase Stokes also had a lot to share with Today regarding the future prospects of the show. He said,

“I think part of the pacing of a show is like flying on a plane. Nobody really cares about how the plane takes off, it’s how it lands. And so for us to get to a point to slow it down, you needed to have some sort of resolution.”

“I think the fans will be very pleased to know that there will be a lot more slowing down and a lot more of the Pogues in the future. I think it’s important for them to reflect on a lot of the things that have happened in the past 30 episodes.”

TUDUM also conferred,

“…the next phase of #P4L has only just begun with the hunt for Blackbeard’s gold on the horizon. And the cast of Outer Banks is more than ready for it. In fact, they’re already back on Kildare Island, reportin’ for duty.”

These extensive details give us more than just a peek at what Season 4 has in store for us.

In the meantime, take a look at the official episode run-down of Outer Banks Season 3. It might give you a better insight into what is to come in the next season, joining the dots with the clues left by the cast and writers in the aforementioned interviews.

Outer Banks Season 3: All you need to know

S3.E1 ∙ Poguelandia
February 23, 2023
An unexpected rescuer takes the Pogues from a remote island to Barbados, where they encounter a powerful treasure hunter with his own agenda.

S3.E2 ∙ The Bells
February 23, 2023
As her friends mount a rescue attempt, Kiara agrees to an uneasy truce with Rafe. A familiar sound grabs John B’s attention.

S3.E3 ∙ Fathers and Sons
February 23, 2023
Big John and John B pick up where they left off – for better or worse. Cleo and Pope form a new club. Rafe reconnects with Ward.

S3.E4 ∙ The Diary
February 23, 2023
Big John searches for the diary. Ward’s plans for a prized possession don’t sit well with Rafe.

S3.E5 ∙ Heists
February 23, 2023
Sarah convinces an old friend to help with a high-risk, high-reward mission. Looking to access a museum collection, John B and his dad get creative.

S3.E6 ∙ The Dark Forest
February 23, 2023
Secrets threaten to drive a wedge between John B and his friends. Sarah revisits a past life. Pope reaches a breaking point.

S3.E7 ∙ Happy Anniversary
February 23, 2023
With Singh on the move, John B and JJ scramble to catch him. Pope makes a breakthrough. Sarah questions where her loyalties lie.

S3.E8 ∙ Tapping the Rudder
February 23, 2023
Rafe lays his cards on the table and Sarah calls in two favors. JJ’s unorthodox plan to get to South America lands John B in hot water.

S3.E9 ∙ Welcome to Kitty Hawk
February 23, 2023
With their ride to Orinoco waiting on the tarmac, Kiara and JJ run into several complications. Rafe has a change of heart.

S3.E10 ∙ Secret of the Gnomon
February 23, 2023
The Pogues’ search for El Dorado brings them deep into the jungle, where John B and Sarah face the ultimate test of their courage and family bonds.

Outer Banks 3 | Official Teaser | Netflix

Outer Banks Season 4: Official Trailer

Outer Banks Season 3: Release date, first look, and latest updates

Since the release dates for Outer Banks Season 4 have not been officially announced, we do not have an official trailer for the same in possession.

However, you can check out the official trailer by Netflix for Outer Banks Season 3 instead: 

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