'Outer Banks' season 3 just debuted its teaser trailer, and we're so excited

Yes folks, we're one step closer to 'Outer Banks' season 3, and it looks like the wildest ride yet!

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
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Things are about to get trickier for the crew in Outer Banks season 3. 

Netflix delighted fans with a short teaser clip of what's ahead, and let's just say it gets a bit bumpy at times. We have a bit of the wait before the return, so catch up with  Outer Banks season two before diving into all that's about to unfold. 

*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*

'Outer Banks' season 3: everything you need to know

'Outer Banks' season 3 trailer

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?"

It sounds like things are about to get deep—much like the treasure. (See what we did there?) 

When does season 3 of 'Outer Banks' come out?

Unfortunately, a release date for Outer Banks season three has not yet been revealed. What we do know? It's on its way in 2023, so we'll have to be patient!

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'Outer Banks' season 3 cast

From the looks of it, all of the main cast will be returning for season 3, 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." We're definitely sensing some trouble here. 

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.) We can't wait to see how that all unfolds!

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

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)

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'Outer Banks' season 2 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 (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? 

And—just as importantly—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 and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


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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