Outer Banks season 2: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the Netflix show
4 May 2020, 17:58 | Updated: 15 June 2020, 20:51
Will there be an Outer Banks season 2? Here's everything we know...
Seeing as we're all staying at home and watching Netflix for the foreseeable future, the streamer's latest teen drama offering, Outer Banks, is currently allowing us all to live out our non-existent summers vicariously.
The show follows a group of teens called the Pogues, as they attempt to locate treasure left behind by ringleader John B's father. From intense boat chases and sweaty summer shenanigans (it's like Spring Breakers, The Society and The O.C. rolled into one), Outer Banks is one to watch.
If you haven't watched season one yet, don't read any further (!!) because we're about to discuss the possibilities of Outer Banks season 2 and what will happen to John B, Sarah, JJ, Pope, Kiara and Topper if it gets renewed.
Obviously, it's only been a few days since the first season dropped on Netflix but based on how season 1 ended, season 2 is looking likely. Here's what we know so far...
Will there be an Outer Banks season 2? Has it been renewed?
Seeing as it's still pretty soon after the release date, it’s a little too early for Netflix to confirm the renewal of the series. Given how many people are currently watching the show however, there’s a good chance that the high volume in viewership might help the show's chances at a season 2.
The good news is that the creators are already writing for season 2. Co-creator Jonas Pate revealed that they were given the green light to start writing the next season before season 1 was released on the streamer.
When will Outer Banks season 2 be released on Netflix?
According to Chase Stokes' Instagram account, season 1 started filming in April 2019 and wrapped in October 2019. The show then aired in April 2020. If season 2 follows the same production schedule, we could expect a new season in 2021. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, talk of a renewal and subsequent filming will no doubt be currently on hold.
Outer Banks season 2 cast: Who will return?
Thankfully, after a dramatic AF season finale, all our Pogues should return in season 2. Chase Stokes (John B), Madison Bailey (Kiara), Austin North (Topper), Rudy Pankow (JJ) and Jonathan Daviss (Pope) will hopefully be back for more mystery, as well as Madelyn Cline who plays Sarah, a Kook.
in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pate also confirmed that Drew Starkey, who plays Sarah's brother Rafe and Austin North, who plays Sarah's ex-boyfriend Topper will also play bigger roles.
Charles Esten will also return as Ward Cameron.
Outer Banks season 2 plot: What will happen?
After the events of the final episode of season 1, John B and Sarah are (miraculously) on their way to the Bahamas, while everyone back in the OBX thinks they got caught in the hurricane and died.
Season 2, if it's renewed, will pick up soon after we left off, with John B and Sarah's storyline revolving around the Bahamas, and whether or not they'll a) locate the gold and b) make it back to the OBX.
While revealing that he was working on writing season 2 already, Pate teased that we'll spend a few episodes with John B. (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) in the Bahamas, before bringing it back to the Outer Banks, to reunite with the Pogues.
"The Pogues think that John B. and Sarah are dead," said Pate, "so we realized that that gave us some dramatic possibilities that we could explore before we get them all reunited. We love that part of the show, having the Pogues together. That's when we feel like this show is working the best."