Release Date Awaiting
Outer Banks season 3 continues filming until mid-August 2022 and isn’t expected to return to Netflix until 2023.
After all, it has been nearly a year since we last saw John B. (Chase Stokes) and his friends on their treasure-hunting adventure. Within the Season 2 finale, our favorite Pogues survived a shootout aboard the Coastal Venture and narrowly escaped on a lifeboat.
The episode also revealed enormous: John B’s dad, Big John (Charles Halford), is alive. Naturally, we’d wish to know what comes next and whether a father-and-son reunion is on the horizon.
Set within the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Netflix series follows a gaggle of teen Pogues, who are, as John B. describes, the “lowest member of the organic phenomenon .” John B. and his friends start a journey to seek the truth behind his father’s disappearance and must face off against the rival Kooks, as what begins as a curious quest transforms into a deadly game.
Season 1 of Outer Banks premiered on April 20, 2020, and its second installment was released on July 30, 2021. Here’s everything we all know so far about Outer Banks Season 3.
In an interview with Metacritic, Elizabeth Mitchell — who plays the scheming Carla Limbrey within the series — teased what’s to come for her character. “I do get to hold out with Big John (Charles Halford) quite a bit, which is beautiful because he’s terrific,” Mitchell said.
The ultimate scene of Outer Banks Season 2 teased this partnership since Big John told Limbrey he would help her find the shroud with healing powers if she agreed to assist his son John B.
“I do not know if you’d call it ‘teaming up,’ but they’re together a great deal of the time, especially within the first part.” The Limbrey has proven to be someone who cannot be trusted — she killed her half-brother in Season 2. “I do not know that Limbrey is a team player, let’s just say that,” Mitchell said.
On Feb. 28, Outer Banks’ official accounts posted photos announcing that production on Season 3 had begun.
On June 23, Netflix announced new cast members were joining the subsequent season. Andy McQueen plays Carlos Singh, described as “a ruthless Caribbean Don on a game of his own.” McQueen will be joined by Lou Ferrigno Jr., who plays Singh’s top security officer.
Season 3 also stars Fiona Palomo as Sofia, who Netflix says is “a self-identified pogue who forms an in-depth connection to Rafe.”
In addition to Chase Stokes, series regulars Madelyn Cline, Rudy Pankow, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Austin North, Drew Starkey, and Charles Esten are all returning for Outer Banks Season 3.
Consistent with Deadline, Carlacia Grant, who plays Cleo, the most recent addition to the central Pogues friend group, has been upped to series regular.
What Happened in Outer Banks Season 2
Similar to Season 1, Outer Banks Season 2 ended with an experience for the Pogues. Much of the Netflix show’s second installment followed John B., Sarah, JJ, Kiara, and Pope as they tried to locate and retrieve the lost Cross of Santo Domingo.
The season finale saw the crew secretly board the Coastal Venture ship and try to take the cross. They failed after a chaotic shootout and escaped on a lifeboat.
Though the Pogues once more left empty-handed, the episode ended positively as they celebrated being together and in safety — for now.
The first two seasons of Outer Banks are available to stream.
What is the production status of Outer Banks season 3?
Official Production Status: Filming Ongoing (February 2022)
In December 2021, we reported on the filming dates for Outer Banks season 3.
Filming dates are always subject to vary. Filming for season 3 began in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 16th, 2022, and is about to run through to August 19th, 2022.
You’ll note that the show is set in North Carolina but films in South Carolina. This is often due to several regions, including Netflix’s initial objection to the bathroom bill. Reports confirm that Outer Banks has returned to the Charleston area in SC.
Outer Banks reportedly has an episode budget of around $5 million per episode, meaning the entire budget for season 3 will be around $50 million.