‘Outer Banks’ Season 3: Everything We Know

Outer Banks became an instant hit with action-adventure fans when it premiered in 2020. Set on an island in North Carolina, it follows a teenager as he and his friends look for a treasure his dad had been after before mysteriously disappearing. But there are others who want it just as much and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

With everything that has happened so far, fans are probably eager to see where the story goes next. While we wait for it to come back, here’s some of the information released so far about Outer Banks Season 3.

'Outer Banks' Season 2 stars Rudy Pankow, Jonathan Daviss, Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline, and Chase Stokes
‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 stars Rudy Pankow, Jonathan Daviss, Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline, and Chase Stokes | Elaine Siemek/Netflix

The finale of ‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 was a wild one

In the last episode of Outer Banks, viewers watched the Pogues face off against the Camerons for the golden cross of Santo Domingo. Despite their best efforts, the Camerons were able to make off with the treasure. Rafe (Drew Starkey) had them at gunpoint but ultimately decided not to fire. He promised Ward that they would come back for Sarah (Madelyn Cline) later on.

While they escaped with the cross, Carla Limbrey (Elizabeth Mitchell) was across the country cooking up another plan. She showed up at an unknown residence to meet with none other than John B’s (Chase Stokes) presumed-dead father John Snr. (Charles Halford), who promised to help her locate the shroud she’s been searching for on the condition that she first help save his son.

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Has ‘Outer Banks’ been renewed for a third season?

Netflix has not yet renewed Outer Banks, but many believe it’ll be approved for another season due to all of its success. On the chance that it does, showrunners Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke have said that the return of Big John will be the big focus.

It’s going to be instrumental and maybe the spine [of season 3] basically,” Burke told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s obviously a gigantic revelation that’s going to power a huge part of the third season. 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.”

Josh Pate added that viewers would also see the treasure hunt “expand.” But for now, they’re stuck on a deserted island, where romances will unfold. Josh noted that they are “open” to the idea of Kiara dating JJ after things with Pope fizzled, “but we kind of left it for season 3.”

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When could ‘Outer Banks’ return?

It took 15 months for Outer Banks to return after season 1, but with no word on the future of the show, there’s no way to tell when it’ll be back on. We’ll let you know if anything changes, but in the meantime, check out more of our Outer Banks coverage below.