Season 3 of Outer Banks is currently filming and will continue until August 2022. Here’s an updated preview of everything we know so far about Outer Banks season 3, which will premiere on Netflix soon, including three new cast announcements.
The teen crime drama series, which premiered in April 2020, will return for a highly anticipated second season in July 2020. Throughout its run, the show has received numerous award nominations, including the notable People’s Choice Awards for best drama and best male TV star following season 2.
Shannon Burke, Jonas Pate, and Josh Pate created the series.
Season 3 Cast of Outer Banks
Along with the renewal, a press release obtained by What’s on Netflix states that showrunners and executive producers Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shanon Burke will return.
We also know that the following key cast members will return for season 3:
- Chase Stokes
- Madison Bailey
- Jonathan Daviss
- Madelyn Cline
- Rudy Pankow
- Austin North
- Charles Esten
- Drew Starkey
We learned of three new major castings for Season 3 of Outer Banks via Deadline in June 2022. The following new cast members will appear in future episodes:
Andy MacQueen (Station Eleven) will play Carlos Singh, a Caribbean Don who is intelligent, refined, and ruthless, and who is on his own treasure hunt.
Fiona Palomo (Netflix’s Control Z) will play Sofia, a Pogue who secretly wishes to be a member of the country club crowd. She becomes close to Rafe after becoming likeable and scrappy.
Ryan will be played by Lou Ferrigno Jr. (Star Girl) in Season 3. He is Singh’s top security officer and enforcer, described as calm and collected but young and hungry. He’s done enough jobs to keep his cool, but he also understands what could happen if he fails.
What is the status of Outer Banks season 3 production?
Season 3 filming will begin in Charleston, South Carolina on February 16th, 2022, and will conclude on August 19th, 2022, as of now.
You’ll notice that the show is set in North Carolina but is filmed in South Carolina. This is due to a number of factors, including Netflix’s initial opposition to the bathroom bill. Outer Banks is reportedly budgeted at around $5 million per episode.
Valerie Weiss confirmed on Instagram on February 14th, 2022 that filming would begin on February 15th, with the caption:
There have also been numerous posts from cast members on set. We’ll keep you updated with any behind-the-scenes photos that emerge throughout production.
On February 28th, Netflix officially announced that production was still underway, with new cast photos. The series had been in production for over a week at that point.
How did the second season of Outer Banks go on Netflix?
The shows included in Netflix’s new top 10 metrics saw 322.59 million global viewing hours between July 26 and September 5, 2021. For the first four weeks after its Netflix premiere, it ranked first.
The distribution of its watching hours is shown in the table below.
July 26th to August 1st 100.16
August 2nd to August 8th 105.33
August 9th to August 15th 51.6
August 16th to August 22nd 31.8
August 23rd to August 29th 20.79
August 30th to September 5th 12.91
The show attained the eighth-most popular show ranking on the IMDBPro MovieMeter.
Why is there a delay in renewing? Although the exact cause of why the renewal took so long is unknown, we can speculate based on past renewals that also took some time.
Outer Banks Season 3 on Netflix: What to Expect
If the show is renewed, we can expect it to continue to take the twists and turns that we’ve grown accustomed to over the first 20 episodes. Let’s take a quick look back at Season 2 of Outer Banks and where it will lead us in Season 3.
The war between the Camerons and the Pogues is likely to continue, with Pope eager to reclaim the now-stolen golden cross. While fleeing the large ship, Pope declares, “It’s not over,” as they seek refuge on a remote abandoned island. They decide to stay on the island, but they won’t be there long, especially since their family has reported them missing.
The Pope will almost certainly continue to investigate his family’s connection to the Santo Domingo Cross. Ward Cameron famously faked his death in season 2 and is now attempting to stay under the radar. Ward is likely to continue to play a key role in the conflict going forward after a few run-ins near the end of the second season, including John B sparing his life, but will he be caught?
Chase Stokes teased the new season’s “vibe shift” to EliteDaily, saying, “The writers really like to keep us on our toes, and I think that creates performances that catch you in the moment… “I have no idea what’s going on beyond what we shot in Barbados,” she adds, “but I believe a lot of loose ends will be tied up.” Many questions will be answered. And, as is customary, these kids will be put through the wringer.”
When will Outer Banks season 3 be available on Netflix?
There is currently no official release date for Outer Banks season 3 on Netflix. However, based on previous seasons’ production schedules, we can already speculate on when the next season will be released.
Outer Banks’ second season was shot between August 2020 and April 2021, and will be released four months later, at the end of July 2021. If a similar schedule is followed and there are no delays or problems with the filming schedule, season 3 could premiere on Netflix in December 2022. At the very least, we anticipate the return of the Outer Banks by February 2023.