Outer Banks season 3 release date, cast, trailer, synopsis, and more

Outer Banks. (L to R) Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, Chase Stokes as John B in episode 310 of Outer Banks. Cr. Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix © 2022
Outer Banks. (L to R) Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, Chase Stokes as John B in episode 310 of Outer Banks. Cr. Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix © 2022 /

Who’s ready for Outer Banks season 3? The highly anticipated third season of the hit Netflix original teen adventure series makes it’s premiere in February 2023. It’s time to reunite with all of our favorite Pogues and catch up with what they’ve been up to on Poguelandia!

Outer Banks season 2 premiered on Netflix on July 30, 2021. It’s so wild that it’s already been that long. It feels like we were just watching the Pogues try to stay one step ahead of Ward Cameron, Limbrey, and find more treasure in the new season. But the adventure must go on.

Of course, fans are getting rather impatient and anxiously awaiting any news about Outer Banks season 3 and the future of the Netflix original series.

How many seasons of Outer Banks are on Netflix?

There are two seasons of Outer Banks available to stream on Netflix right now. It also makes for a great re-watch if you need something to watch.

Outer Banks season 3 release date

At TUDUM, Netflix’s virtual fan event on Sept. 24, 2022, it was announced that season 3 would be coming in early 2023, and on Jan. 3, Netflix finally announced the release date for the new season! Outer Banks season 3 will officially debut on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Netflix finally revealed the Outer Banks season 3 renewal news on Dec. 7, 2021. The official Outer Banks Twitter account shared a video of the cast announcing the long-awaited great news that season 3 is officially a go!


According to an earlier report from Small Screen, Outer Banks season 3 had already been renewed at Netflix. The report cites a source close to production who shared that the creative team is already working on season 3 AND season 4!

Now, and this is assuming that report is accurate, and it seems as though it was onto something given Netflix’s official season 3 renewal. We’d hoped for a multi-season renewal just like Netflix did with Bridgerton (for three seasons!) and Virgin River (for two seasons!).

Netflix also renewed The Witcher and Cobra Kai before the new seasons were released. So, things might be changing a little bit with how Netflix orders renewals. Normally, Netflix almost waits at least a month from the premiere of a new season before announcing the new season. Prior to the renewal announcement, we were nearly six months removed from the premiere of Outer Banks season 2.

Netflix renewed Outer Banks for season 3 just in time for the holidays in 2021. We didn’t expect to wait a long time to find out Outer Banks season 3 is happening, but it turns out it was well worth the wait. The second season was one of the best Netflix shows of 2021. Fans want to see more new seasons. There’s so much more story to tell.

Is Outer Banks season 3 done filming?

Outer Banks season 3 started filming in February 2022! As we previously reported, one of the show’s directors, Valerie Weiss, took to Instagram to share some shots with the cast and let her followers know that shooting was about to begin.

According to What’s on Netflix, Outer Banks season 3 was scheduled to film from February 2022 through August 2022.

Outer Banks season 3 trailer

The official trailer for the new season debuted on Thursday, Feb. 2. Check it out below!

Also at TUDUM 2022, we got the first teaser for Outer Banks season 3! It looks so great and the production value looks way higher than the previous two seasons! Watch here:

Outer Banks season 3 cast

Based on what happened in season 2, we know who will return in the new season. We shared the expected Outer Banks season 3 cast below:

  • Chase Stokes as John B Routledge
  • Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
  • Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
  • Madison Bailey as Kiara “Kie” Carrera
  • Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
  • Carlacia Grant as Cleo
  • Charles Esten as Ward Cameron
  • Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
  • Austin North as Topper

The supporting cast members returning for season 3 include:

  • Julia Antonelli as Wheezie Cameron
  • Caroline Arapoglou as Rose Cameron
  • Deion Smith Kelce
  • Elizabeth Mitchell as Limbrey
  • Nicholas Cirillo as Barry
  • E. Roger Mitchell as Heyward
  • Terrance Rosemore as Captain Terrance
  • Samantha Soule as Anna Carrera
  • Charles Halford as Big John
  • Cullen Moss as Deputy Shoupe
  • Marland Burke as Mike Carrera

Carlacia Grant, who played Cleo in season 2, has been upped to a series regular for the new season. Cleo is officially one of the Pogues in season 3!

On June 23, 2022, Netflix announced three new cast members joining Outer Banks for season 3:

  • Andy McQueen as Carlos Singh, “a ruthless Caribbean Don on a treasure hunt of his own”
  • Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Ryan, “Singh’s top security officer”
  • Fiona Paloma as Sofia, “a self-identified Pogue who forms a close connection to Rafe”

Outer Banks season 3 plot synopsis

Outer Banks season 3 has a lot of interesting dynamics at play. Obviously, the Pogues have to return to the Outer Banks where there will be lots of questions about what happened.

We also know this is very personal now for John B, Sarah, and now Pope. Kie, JJ and Cleo have less interest in getting revenge on the Camerons. There’s also the Shroud that needs to be found.

At the end of Outer Banks season 2, we see Limbrey and Big John (John B’s dad) making a pact. If Limbrey helps John B and his friends, Big John will find the Shroud for Limbrey. Will the Pogues get close with Limbrey? That could be a source of division with Limbrey’s horrible history and how she treated Pope and the Pogues.

We also know that they’re going to go after Ward at some point for the gold and the cross.

There are several romantic relationships in flux right now, as well. John B and Sarah seem solid, but we all can see the chemistry between JJ and Kie. There’s also some chemistry with Cleo and Pope.

Here’s how Netflix officially describes the upcoming season:

"After losing the gold and fleeing the Outer Banks, Season 3 finds the Pogues washed ashore on a desert island that, for a brief moment, seems like an idyllic home. Officially deemed “Poguelandia,” the island’s newest residents spend their days fishing, swimming, and reveling in the carefree lifestyle of their temporary dwelling. But things quickly go south for John B, Sarah, Kiara, Pope, JJ, and Cleo when they find themselves once again caught up in a race for the treasure, quite literally running for their lives. They’re broke and far from home, they can’t trust anyone, Ward and Rafe are hungry for revenge, and there’s a ruthless Caribbean Don who will stop at nothing to find the bounty. Was the treasure ever within their reach? Or was it all a trap to stop them once and for all? Either way, it’s the Pogues against the world – and the only way out is together."

Outer Banks season 3 poster

Along with the announcement of the season 3 trailer release, Netflix dropped a brand-new poster for fans to scream over. The colorful poster keeps in tradition of the previous two seasons’ key art, with glimpses of the Pogues in different situations, including at sunset, around a campfire, and a seemingly tense encounter for JJ. There’s also a shot of John B and Sarah kissing!

Take a look at the thrilling season 3 poster below:

Outer Banks season 3
Outer Banks season 3 poster – Netflix /

FanSided Entertainment Staff contributed to this story. 

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