Outer Banks season 1 dropped at the perfect time: right in the middle of lockdown. Remember those days? Tiger King had finished up and we needed an action-filled, exciting and beachy drama to quench our thirst. And there Outer Banks was. The show’s been described as Dawson's Creek meets The Goonies: and as such, it’s jam packed with twists and turns, love triangles and juicy secrets. Think the sun-drenched O.C with a grand helping of Riverdale-esque teen drama and murder mystery.
The deliciously soapy teen drama takes place in the paradise spot – you guessed it! – Outer Banks, North Carolina. Despite its idyllic beaches and amazing surf, the town is rife with class warfare: you're either ultra rich (‘the Kooks’) or working class (‘the Pogues’). The central character of Outer Banks, John B (Chase Stokes, who by the way, we are obsessed with), and his pals from the Pogues embark on a mystery involving a treasure hunt of $400 million USD in gold, a search for John's missing father and plenty of thrilling cliff hangers.
That’s the lowdown on season 1 without giving it all away, but what’s happening with Outer Banks Season 2? We’ve done some digging on what to expect.
Is 'Outer Banks' season 2 returning?
Yes! Great news for OBX lovers, we were treated to a confirmation of the second season only a few months after the first season's release date. Netflix announced on June 25, 2020 on Instagram that Outer Banks Season 2 was coming. They intriguingly wrote the caption "see you in the bahamas ✌️", which confirmed we'd be getting even more sun-drenched drama for the second season – picking up right where we left off in season 1.
Will the original 'Outer Banks' cast be returning?
You betcha. Chase Stokes (John B), Madison Bailey (Kiara), Jonathan Daviss (Pope), Rudy Pankow (JJ), Madelyn Cline (Sarah Cameron), Austin North (Topper), Drew Starkey (Rafe), Charles Esten (Ward Cameron) and Deion Smith (Kelce) will all be back for Season 2. There'll even be a few new cast members thrown into the mix.
According to Deadline, Carlacia Grant (Greenleaf, Roots) will join in a recurring role as Cleo. “Confident and fearless, Cleo is a Nassau girl, a formidable artful dodger, whose world collides with the Pogues."
Is 'Outer Banks' season 2 filming now?
Filming of Outer Banks Season 2 is all wrapped up. In early April 2021, Stokes, Cline, and Daviss took to Instagram to announce that production for the second season had officially wrapped.
"Goodbye Barbados, that’s a wrap on obx season 2!!! I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this beautiful country.Can’t wait for you guys to see the amazing work our entire cast and crew did this season," Daviss wrote with a stunning sunset selfie.
Leading man Chase Stokes posted that filming for season 2 had been "a labor of love" in an Instagram post.
"This is more than just a tv show. This has become a big ole’ family. Thank you for on the most difficult days to make us all smile, and on the best days to laugh and joke with us. It’s bittersweet, but I’m very, very proud of this season. Can’t wait for you guys to see it. Love you all. It’s a wrap. OBX2, here we come."
When will 'Outer Banks' season 2 air in Australia?
This week, Netflix revealed on Twitter that Outer Banks Season 2 would be hitting our screens "this summer", which for us in Australia means we can expect a mid-year wintertime release date. No specific date is set as of yet, but it seems that sometime before September we'll be reunited with our favourite Pogues. Beaut!
What can I expect from season two of 'Outer Banks'?
Season 2 is gearing up to bring us full throttle action packed adventure. We’ve been promised everything fans loved about season 1, but turned up with more twists, more turns, more mystery, more romance and higher stakes. Strap in for a wild ride, pals. Season 2 is going to kick off where season 1 left off (spoiler ahead): that wild shipwreck cliff hanger after the mystery behind John B's dad's disappearance appeared to be finally unravelled.
The season will kick off with John B and Sarah Cameron back on the trail for their gold. Upon returning to the Outer Banks, even more mysteries begin to unfold.
In an interview with Elle, Madison Bailey spoke about some of the things we can except from season 2.
"We start season 2 with the three Pogues (Kie, JJ, and Pope) in the Outer Banks grieving and figuring out their life without John B, Sarah, and what that means for the mission,” she said.
“How are we going to go about this when it’s just us? Then you get to see John B and Sarah in the Bahamas doing their thing.”
Will there be more seasons of 'Outer Banks'?
That's the plan! Creator and showrunner Jonas Pate in a 2020 interview with Entertainment Weekly revealed that plans have always been to extend the show beyond its second season.
"Ever since we started, we always viewed it as something that was probably like a four-season, maybe five-season show, but definitely four seasons," he said.
What have Chase Stokes, Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline and the other cast members been up to?
Well for a start, the show's central sweethearts Stokes and Cline are confirmed loved up IRL. CUTE. Bailey came out publicly as pansexual (congrats!!) and has been posting the most adorable photos of her and girlfriend on Insta. We collectively freaked out when it was revealed that Stokes was high school mates and still BFFs with Jeremy Pope from Hollywood. Oh, and Cline shaved off an eyebrow in iso to celebrate Outer Banks hitting the Netflix Top 10 (relatable).
Of course, the cast have been busy making a very exciting season 2 of our fave show.