Woogity woogity, you guys! Outer Banks season 2 — the next installment of Netflix’s hit treasure-hunting teen drama — is confirmed. The North Carolina-set series about a group of teens on the search for $400 million worth of lost gold, which ended with some huge reveals and cliffhangers last year, returns this summer.
So, yes, expect more of the working class Pogues vs. wealthy elitist Kooks, a new character and more mysteries to untangle. In the season 1 finale, Pogue John B. and Kook Sarah go on the run after Sarah’s dad, Ward, frames him for the murder of Sheriff Peterkin (it was actually Sarah’s crazy brother, Rafe).
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When John B. and Sarah sail out of the Outer Banks and right into a major storm, they are rescued by a cargo ship headed for Nassau in the Bahamas, right in the direction of the $400 million gold treasure John B. was searching for.
Meanwhile, the rest of the gang — Pope, Kiara and JJ — are told that John B. and Sarah most likely perished in the storm. Will John B. find his father’s treasure after Ward stole it and smuggled it to the Bahamas? Will the kids realize their friends are alive and well and headed to an even more beachy destination? Will Rafe and Ward be arrested for Peterkin’s death? Will anyone put a shirt on?
With more cliffhangers than the rockiest beaches out there, there’s a lot of excitement for season 2 of Outer Banks. Here’s everything we know about the next season so far.
Outer Banks season 2 new teaser trailer
The first Outer Banks season 2 trailer is here and shows John B and Sarah in the Bahamas, where they're on the run and a bit out of their element. Back at home, things for Kiara, Pope and JJ are getting wilder, as the quest for the millions is still in progress.
Outer Banks season 2 release date
There’s no official release date for Outer Banks season 2 yet, other than “summer.” While the first season debuted in April 2020, the show’s Instagram revealed a fairly vague summer 2021 release date.
Star Chase Stokes, who plays John B., posted a heartfelt Instagram message on April 3 thanking the cast and crew for their hard work putting the show together.
On April 7, the OBX instagram posted to signal the end of production.
Outer Banks season 2 trailer
Netflix hasn’t dropped a trailer for Outer Banks season 2 yet, but we expect it very soon, considering the show is set to return this summer. In the meantime, catch up on all 10 episodes of Outer Banks right now on Netflix and relive John B. and Sarah’s steamy romance, the daring hunt for the Royal Merchant’s treasure and the rest of the sunny adventure.
Outer Banks season 2 photos
Netflix has released some first-look photos of the new season, with some tantalizing clues for what to expect going forward.
The photos show John B. and Sarah on the run in the Bahamas, as well as what appears to be Sheriff Peterkin’s funeral — considering Ward and Rafe are in attendance, it looks like they’ve evaded justice for now.
Outer Banks season 2 cast
Outer Banks’ cast of hot teens led by Chase Stokes as John B. Routledge will expand in season 2 to include Carlacia Grant as Cleo, a girl John B. and Sarah encounter in the Bahamas.
The teens on Outer Banks are classified into two groups — the wealthy Kooks (most of whom live on Figure Eight island) and the working class Pogues, who make up the majority of our heroes. There’s also a few adults thrown in for good measure and conflict (RIP, Adina Porter’s Sheriff Peterkin).
The full cast includes:
- Chase Stokes as John B. Routledge, a Pogue who discovers a huge hunt for treasure tied to his late dad
- Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, John B.’s Kook girlfriend and daughter of villainous Ward Cameron
- Madison Bailey as Kiara "Kie" Carrera, the daughter of a wealthy family who fits in more with the Pogues.
- Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward, a Pogue whose brains are his ticket out of the Outer Banks.
- Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank, a Pogue with a temper who often gets the group into hot water.
- Austin North as Topper Thornton, the entitled head of the Kooks and Sarah’s ex, a talented surfer.
- Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron, Sarah’s troubled brother with a history of crime and drug abuse (and murder, as of the end of season 1).
- Charles Esten as Ward Cameron, a well-to-do businessman whose nice-guy exterior hides a major villainous streak.
Outer Banks season 2 spoilers
While exact spoilers and details for Outer Banks season 2 are being kept under wraps, Netflix has promised more high-octane fun in the sun.
"Season 2 is going to test our crew like never before. We've turned up the dial on everything fans loved about season one — more mystery, more romance and higher stakes," co-creators and executive producers Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke said in a statement. "It's a full throttle, action-packed adventure and these photos offer a glimpse into the next chapter for our Pogues. All we can say for now is buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride."
After the show’s debut in 2020, Jonas Pate revealed that Ward won’t be the only villain going forward. "Ward is a very crafty character, as you saw in the first season," Pate said. "He's very slippery … But we'll also introduce some new villains too. So the story will broaden a little bit as we go into season 2."
Pate also said that despite John B. resolving the mystery of the Royal Merchant’s lost gold, "There will definitely be some new mysteries and some new ideas. It all comes off the same spine of the same story but it branches out in ways that hopefully the audience won't see coming."