‘Outer Banks’ Star Chase Stokes Gives an Update on Season 2
In April 2020, the Netflix series Outer Banks took the world by storm and instantly became a hit. Now, fans can’t wait for season 2 to be released.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet had a chance to speak with Chase Stokes about Outer Banks Season 2 and what fans can expect from John B when it’s safe to film again.
Fans are eager to see what happens to John B.
At the end of season 1, John B. and Sarah Cameron (Madelyn Cline) miraculously made it through a tropical storm. After being rescued by a passing ship, they were on their way to the Bahamas to escape Ward Cameron (Charles Esten).
Will the couple make their way back to the Outer Banks and face Ward once and for all? Season 2 holds the answers, but it’ll be some time before fans will get to see it.
Netflix hasn’t confirmed season 2, but showrunners are already writing it
There hasn’t been official word of Outer Banks Season 2, but showrunner Jonas Pate has been working on it since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began. That’s because Netflix green-lit scripts for season 2 before season 1 was even released.
“Ever since we started, we always viewed [Outer Banks] as something that was probably like a four-season, maybe five-season show, but definitely four seasons,” Pate told Entertainment Weekly in April 2020. “We’ve sort of long-arced it out pretty far. I’m just hoping that we get a chance to actually tell those stories.”
Chase Stokes is excited to get back to work
In an exclusive interview, Stokes shared his excitement about returning to the set of Outer Banks — when it’s safe, of course.
When asked Stokes what he’s most excited about, he said “to jump back into the world.” John B. — a kid from the Cut with no biological family, but a group of friends that are worth more — leads a pretty thrilling life.
In season 1 alone, he ventured out after $400 million in gold. Plus, he was framed for the murder of Sheriff Peterkin (Adina Porter).
Pretty thrilling, right?
For Stokes, playing John B. is a dream. “It’s one of those really fun projects where not only is it a fun character and not only is everyone great [to work with], but the story [is] so interesting,” he said. “To have that opportunity to go back into John B.’s world and tie up all the loose ends is going to be fun.”
He credits the writers for coming up with such a fun and exciting role. “I’m so blessed to work with such great creators,” Stokes said. “I just can’t wait to get my hands on materials. The magic of the show was just letting them do their work, and their work has obviously turned into something really awesome.”
Filming will probably resume when it’s safe
Stokes is eager to start working on Outer Banks again, but he understands the importance of keeping everyone safe during these unprecedented times. While nothing is set yet, Stokes is ready to get going when Netflix gets the go-ahead.
“We’re trying to be respectful and responsible,” he told me. “If I get sick, then it puts the entire possibility of us going back to work — and that’s hundreds of people on the Outer Banks cast — that I could put at risk.”
So, while there’s no update on when filming will begin for season 2 of Outer Banks, fans can rest assured. Stokes is ready to go whenever the cast gets the green light.