'Outer Banks' season 3 sets its premiere date and gives fans a look at what's to come

'Outer Banks' season 3 is right around the corner, and these first-look photos have us stoked

Outer Banks season 3 first look photos on a pink and orange background
(Image credit: Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix © 2022)

At long last, Outer Banks season 3 is coming for our screens. 

Netflix decided to give fans a sneak peek at a few production shots—romance abounds among the Pogues!—and yes, even provided the show's winter premiere date. Hallelujah! 

Sure, temperatures are cold, but the adventure is just heating up for Poguelandia's treasure-hunting teens. Since there's a lot underway, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the plot points of Outer Banks season 2 before diving in. 

'Outer Banks' season 3: here's what fans need to know

Where can I find the 'Outer Banks' season 3 first-look photos?

Netflix graciously teased what's ahead for the YA drama series on Instagram, with a montage of first-look photos, where we see plenty of love, danger and confusion. (The group is stranded on a deserted island, after all.) We'll admit, we're feeling a little impatient!

"The stakes are ramping up," series creators Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke revealed to Netflix Tudum. "The Pogues realize that their adventures in the first two seasons were merely the prelude to the granddaddy of all treasure hunts."

Plus, we're curious what's going on between Kiara and JJ—from the looks of it, their interactions seem kind of promising!

Is there an 'Outer Banks' season 3 trailer?

Things get intense during the Outer Banks season 3 trailer, and understandably so.

At the beginning of the clip, we hear John B say, "My Pops always said, ‘Nothing good comes easy, nothing worthy is given. Question is, what are you willing to do to win? How far will you go to get your treasure?"

When does 'Outer Banks' season 3 premiere?

Outer Banks season 3 will hit Netflix on February 23. If you have yet to mark your 2023 planners, now is the time to do so! (Gotta keep that screen time in order.) 

Who will be part of the 'Outer Banks' season 3 cast?

At first glance, all of the main cast will return for season 3, with the likes of Madelyn Cline—who just made an appearance in the murder-mystery Knives Out sequelChase Stokes, Jonathan Daviss and Carlacia Grant. 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 of whom promise to spice things up.

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." We're definitely sensing some trouble here. 

Also joining the lineup is Lou Ferrigno Jr, who will play Ryan, Singh's top security officer. Lastly, Fiona Paloma, a "self-identified Pogue," will form a close bond with Rafe (Drew Starkey.) We can't wait to see how that turns out!

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

"The cast have been fast friends in real life pretty much from the very beginning, and it’s been so gratifying to see those connections deepen over the years we’ve worked on the show," the creators further revealed to Tudum. "They are truly Pogues for Life."

'Outer Banks' season 3 returning cast members:

  • 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)

What are the 'Outer Banks' season 2 cliffhangers?


To backtrack, the premise of the show focuses on a group of teens (Pogues) from a poor North Carolina neighborhood in search of 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," Netflix revealed in a 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.


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 (and considering he's narrating the season 3 trailer, we're relieved). 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? 

Will new love interests surface during all of this? (C'mon, you know you're curious, too.)

OBX, we'll see you soon!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.

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