‘Outer Banks’ Season 3: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

With season three on the way, fans just can’t wait for the return of “Outer Banks.” It’s crazy that it has already been more than a year since we last saw our favorite Pogues, John B (Chase Stokes), JJ (Rudy Pankow), Pope (Jonathan Daviss), Kiara (Madison Bailey) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline). But what will the Pogues do now that they have lost possession of the prized Cross of Santo Domingo? And what will happen when the Pogues realize that John B’s dad (Charles Halford) is still alive? The anticipation for season three keeps building even though viewers have no idea what it will bring. 

The series, “Outer Banks,” which is set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, follows the Pogues, a group of teenagers from the “wrong side of the tracks,” who find a treasure map that uncovers a long-kept secret. The Pogues then set off to find John B’s missing father and the hidden treasure, but their voyage is not without hardships. 

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Here is what we currently know about season three of “Outer Banks.”

1. When is “Outer Banks” season 3 releasing? 

On Feb. 28, images from the official “Outer Banks” Instagram account were shared, revealing that season three was currently in production.

Buckle up because the Pogues will be returning to your screen in 2023. Fans got a teaser trailer in September, which included the release year and the caption, “The Pogues are back in town. OBX 3 coming 2023.” 

2. What does the trailer entail?  

The teaser trailer provided us a sneak peek at the upcoming season and a first look at what the Pogues are up to in their recently discovered Poguelandia. 

Despite being stuck on an island, everything appears to be going well for the Pogues at first. Of course, that comes before all the car chases, fights and impending peril that lie in store for them. But if Poguelandia has taught us anything, it’s that anything is possible. 

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3. What will season 3 be about? 

Before we get into what the new season will bring, let’s not forget the mayhem that season two brought. After watching season two, we see that the Pogues are now alone on a secluded island after killing Ward (Charles Esten) in the same manner as John B’s father’s alleged death, while also attempting to retrieve the gold cross but failing. 

Given that Pope and Kiara’s parents are known to sacrifice anything for their children, there may still be hope for the Pogues and their return home. And of course, we can’t forget about the twist ending: John B’s father is still alive. We aren’t really sure how or why he’s been gone for years, but according to Cosmopolitan, it appears that he’ll eventually come out of hiding.

However, season three has a lot in store. For one, John B’s father is still alive and according to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, creator Shannon Burke states that his reappearance in the show is “going to be instrumental and maybe the spine [of season three] basically. It’s obviously a gigantic revelation that’s going to power a huge part of the third season.” Burke further adds, “I’m super interested to see how people are going to react or if they’re even going to remember who he was! We’re really having our fingers crossed the moment works and that people are excited.” 

4. Who will be returning to season 3 of “Outer Banks?”

Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Drew Starkey and Charles Esten are returning as series regulars, according to Netflix. Carlacia Grant, who played Cleo in season two, has also been promoted to series regular and will appear again in season three. It appears from the teaser trailer that Charles Esten’s character Ward, who faked his death in the previous season, will indeed return in the third season.

Stay tuned for the release of “Outer Banks” season three! In the meantime, you can stream seasons one and two of the series on Netflix. 

By Brianna DiMaio

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