‘Outer Banks’ Season 3 Confirmed: Everything We Know So Far
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‘Outer Banks’ Season 3 Confirmed: Everything We Know So Far

‘OBX’ season 3 is officially happening! Netflix spoken on December 7 that ‘Outer Banks’ will return for a third season. Here’s everything we know so far.

Round three, Pogues! Outer Banks will be returning for a third season. The Netflix series became THE show of 2020 without its epic debut. The quarantine hit proved it wasn’t just a one-hit-wonder when the show returned for season 2 in July 2021. Now it’s confirmed that our minion hairdo will be when for flipside adventure. 

From the cast’s observing video to a possible release date, HollywoodLife has all the latest updates well-nigh Outer Banks season 3. Buckle up, it’s going to be quite the ride!

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Sarah, Kiara, Pope, JJ, and John B in season 2. (Netflix)

The Show So Far

Outer Banks takes place in, you guessed it, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The show follows John B and his group of friends, a.k.a. the Pogues, who end up on the treasure venery of their lives when they go on a search for John B’s missing father. The Pogues end up finding $400 million worth of gold. Withal the way, John B falls in love with Sarah Cameron, the daughter of the very wealthy and very powerful Ward Cameron.

Season 1 ended with the Pogues, Ward, Rafe, Topper, and increasingly thinking John B and Sarah perished in a tropical storm. John B had been on the run without stuff framed for killing Sheriff Peterkin. Rafe was the one to skiver Peterkin, and Ward helped imbricate up his son’s crime. John B and Sarah’s wend did crash in the storm, but they survived and were picked up on a wend unseat for the Bahamas.

Season 2 found John B and Sarah still on the run when they reached the Bahamas. Sarah nearly lost her life without stuff shot by Rafe. John B and Sarah sooner reunited with the other Pogues, and the venery for the gold continued. Pope really took part-way stage in the second season as he learned that he is related to Denmark Tanney, the only person to survive The Royal Merchant shipwreck. The Pogues met Carla Limbrey, a Charleston socialite dead-set on getting her hands on the Cross of Santo Domingo’s healing shroud, which was on The Royal Merchant.

When it looked like Ward and Rafe would finally have to pay for their crimes, Ward blew himself up on his boat. Well, it appeared he did. Ward unquestionably faked his death. The Pogues ended up on a wend taking Ward and his family out of the country. John B had an intense confrontation with Ward that left Ward gravely injured.

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The Pogues (and new Pogue Cleo) in ‘Poguelandia.’ (Netflix)

The Pogues, withal with Cleo, left overdue the Cross of Santo Domingo with Rafe and escaped on a lifeboat. They ended up on a deserted island nearby they supposed “Poguelandia.” The final moments of season 2 featured Carla Limbrey in Barbados to meet up with none other than… John B’s dad!

Aside from the treasure venery news, Pope and Kiara got together in season 1 and split mutually in the second season. In the season 2 finale, JJ was knocked overboard during a fight, and Kiara jumped in to save him. Without this near-death experience, things seemed to really shift for Kiara and JJ. They moreover talked well-nigh going on a surf trip together.

Earlier in the season, JJ decided to help out his father one last time, plane though his dad didn’t deserve it. He helped his dad get out of town surpassing he could get sent when to jail.

John B and Sarah got married while in the Bahamas, but their relationship took a turn without Ward’s unveiled death. While Sarah was devastated by the explosion, John B looked pleased to see Ward die. Thankfully, these two reconciled by the end of the season.

‘Outer Banks’ Season 3

Netflix confirmed Outer Banks will return for season 3 on December 7. The tint came together for an epic utterance video when the third season was officially revealed.

The show’s second season launched on July 30 and quickly rose to the top of Netflix’s most-watched rankings. The teen drama was the most-viewed show on Nielsen’s list, with 1,160 million views from August 9 through August 15, equal to IndieWire.

Season 3 Cast

Outer Banks season 3 will star the personnel Pogues — Chase Stokes as John B, Madelyn Cline as Sarah, Madison Bailey as Kiara, Jonathan Daviss as Pope, and Rudy Pankow as JJ. Cleo, the newest Pogue played by Carlacia Grant, has been upped to a series regular for season 3.

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Carlacia Grant joined the show as Cleo. (Netflix)

Rafe was still serving up trouble at the end of season 2, and breakout star Drew Starkey is when as a series regular as well. Charles Esten and Austin North, a.k.a. Ward and Topper, will return as series regulars, too.

Season 2 ended with a major cliffhanger: Big John is alive. Charles Halford and Elizabeth Mitchell’s Carla Limbrey have unfinished merchantry and a third season would provide them with zaftig time to take superintendency of it all. The official season 3 utterance didn’t specify if Halford and Mitchell will return.

Season 3 Theories

There are plenty of theories fans have come up with that could be explored in season 3. One of the most popular theories to come out of season 2 is that the healing shroud Carla Limbrey is looking for is hiding in plain sight. The shroud is unquestionably the bandana that John B wears virtually his neck, equal to one Reddit theory.

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John B (with his bandana) and Sarah in season 2. (Netflix)

“Remember when John B got bitten by a crocodile and tied his necktie virtually his leg. I have a feeling that the necktie was part of the shroud considering if the legend is true, his leg really did get healed considering without a while he was fine to run, walk and plane jump over walls,” the theory read.

Another major theory is Carla Limbrey’s possible familial connection to one of the tint members. TikTok user zbennettt posted a theory saying Carla is actually John B’s mom. However, the vestige isn’t really there. But Carla could be a relative of John B’s and possibly his aunt. As HollywoodLife wrote when in August, John B’s mom may have been Carla’s sister.

This isn’t a theory, but increasingly of a note fans have made while watching (and rewatching) the series. Some fans, expressly on TikTok, have noticed the well-spoken chemistry between Kiara and Rafe. JJ had a visceral reaction in season 1 when Rafe said, “Tell Kiara she looks pretty hot for a Pogue.” There was moreover that moment at the movie screening in the first season. Could something have happened between them in the past? Time will tell!

‘Outer Banks’ Tint & Hairdo Reaction

The Outer Banks EPs have laid the groundwork for future seasons already, and there are zaftig storylines to explore. Jonas Pate told TVLine in July 2021 that the Outer Banks EPs don’t have a “master plan” for season 3 just yet. Josh Pate moreover explained exactly what Big John’s return ways for the show.

“The treasure-hunt speciality of the show is something that we see as important and integral to the show,” Josh said. “And bringing him back, we realized maybe there was a way to [combine] these variegated treasures that they’re going without into a larger mythology.” He added, “We thought that Big John’s return would be a way we could excavate some of that.”

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JJ and Kiara in season 2. (Netflix)

For all the Jiara shippers out there, season 3 will likely be the season of JJ and Kiara. “Teen romance and teen soap are a big part of the show,” Josh told Entertainment Weekly. “We wanted to explore the Ki-Pope relationship but obviously, we’re enlightened of how the fans finger well-nigh JJ and Ki. We wanted to tease that for the third season. We didn’t want to do it immediately, but we definitely want to do it just considering that took us by surprise, like the audience’s reaction to JJ and Kiara and rooting for that romance. So we were immediately unshut to it, considering it seems like an interesting idea to explore but we kind of left it for season 3.”

With Big John when in the picture, that could provide some major father-son drama in season 3. It was his nomination to go out and leave his son, and what does that squint like? What does it squint like when a kid comes face-to-face with a parent who’s left and chose to put him in these circumstances and has no idea what has happened in the meantime?” Chase Stokes told TVLine.

The showrunners definitely want to swoop into increasingly romance in season 3, similar to the first season. “That was one thing we really loved well-nigh season 1 that’s less of an element of season 2 that we really want to get when to,” Josh told EW. “That was the plan, kind of architecting the notation towards opening up some romances in season 3.” Shannon Burke added, “In general, we were basically shot out of a weltanschauung in season 2. And we want to have a little increasingly room for like our teen drama and teen romances in season 3, just as a unstipulated principle.”