Outer Banks season three is coming—and there are some new cast members joining the fold

We'll give you the scoop on season three of Outer Banks, everybody's favorite YA thriller

OUTER BANKS (L to R) RUDY PANKOW as JJ, MADISON BAILEY as KIARA, CARLACIA GRANT as CLEO, JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE, CHASE STOKES as JOHN B and MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON in episode 210 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
(Image credit: JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX )

If you're like us, you probably binged watched all of Outer Banks season two the moment it landed on Netflix, and have been impatiently awaiting any news about season 3 ever since. Well, we have some good news for you—Outer Banks has officially been renewed for season three and there are even some new additions to the cast...

We know it's hard to be patient, especially when it comes to your favorite TV shows, so we're here to fill you in on your go-to YA thriller and what to expect next.

*Fair warning: spoilers ahead!*


'Outer Banks' season three release date: what do we know?

Unfortunately, a release date for Outer Banks season three has not yet been revealed. What we do know? Now that Netflix officially renewed Outer Banks for a third season, the next installment should probably drop on the streaming service during summer 2022 (like previous seasons).

Netflix announced the joyous news on December 6th to Twitter with a video of the cast announcing the news and celebrating. In the caption, Netflix wrote: "This just in from Poguelandia...Outer Banks will be back for a third season!"

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Who will be in the 'Outer Banks' cast for season three?

From the looks of it, all of the main cast will be returning for season three, with the likes of Madelyn Cline, Chase Stokes, Jonathan Daviss, and Carlacia Grant all appearing in the announcement video. Plus there will be some new faces—including a new member of the Pogues!

Netflix has confirmed that three new stars will be joining the lineup, all promising to spice things up! 

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First up is Andy McQueen, who has been cast as Carlos Singh, described as a ruthless Caribbean Don, who is 'on a treasure hunt of his own.'—So, no doubt our Pogues will run into some trouble with him...

Also joining the lineup is Lou Ferrigno Jr, who will play Ryan, Singh's top security officer and Fiona Paloma—a 'self-identified Pogue' who Netflix teases will form a close bond with Rafe (Drew Starkey.) As if we weren't already excited for season three!

While things might be a little bit awkward since protagonists Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes' relationship status changed, we still can't wait to see the gang back together!

Cast members we know are returning:

  • Madison Bailey (Kiara)
  • Jonathan Daviss (Pope)
  • Rudy Pankow (JJ)
  • Pogues Carlacia Grant (Cleo)
  • Chase Stokes (John B)
  • Madelyn Cline (Sarah)
  • Drew Starkey (Rafe)
  • Charles Esten (Ward)
  • Austin North (Topper)

Catch up on 'Outer Banks' season two cliffhangers

To backtrack a bit, the premise of the show focuses on a group of teens (Pogues) from a poor North Carolina neighborhood that searches for a $400 million treasure. There's adventure, romance, and of course, turbulence—especially when one of the character's father's (John B. Sr.) gets involved. 

Fast-forward to season two, when things take an interesting turn. 

"New friends also bring new foes as they’re back on the trail of the gold, while the stakes for Kiara, Pope, and JJ rapidly escalate at home," reads a Netflix press release. "The $400 million is still in the game, but will the uncovering of a new-found secret reunite the group for a fresh mission? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but uncharted waters ahead mean our Pogues must do all they can to make it out alive."

Learn more about the questions we hope the third season will answer. (*Seriously, spoilers ahead!*)

1. Does John B die in 'Outer Banks' season two?

We've been led to believe that John B Routledge is deceased, but as it turns out, he's actually in hiding. Will he be able to contact his family, and if so, what will happen when he does?

2. Does Ward Cameron go to jail?

The selfish, malicious Ward Cameron seems willing to do anything to get his hands on what he thinks he deserves. Since he has taken responsibility for the murders, will Ward be able to get back to the police that he faked his own death? What will happen now that he's injured?

3. Will the Pogues be able to survive?

Searching for the treasure hasn't been an easy feat, but now the Pogues really have their work cut out for them on the abandoned island where they have next to nothing to help them. Will they be able to survive? 

And—just as importantly—will new love interests surface during all of this? (C'mon, you know you're curious, too!)

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


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