While fans are enjoying Stranger Things and other popular Netflix originals, fans are wondering if Outer Banks Season 3 will arrive this summer. After all, the American mystery teen drama is known to be one of the streamer's biggest summer hits. Season 2 premiered in July 2021, but will it be the same for the show's third season?
Created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke, Outer Banks (OBX) features a group of local teens who call themselves "Pogues", played by Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Jonathan Daviss, Madison Bailey, and Rudy Pankow. From a fictional town in North Carolina, the Pogues are on a mission to find treasure worth $400 million in gold as they navigate their tense rivalry with the wealthy Kooks. Season 2 found John B. (Stokes) and Sarah (Cline) on the run in Bahamas, with friends and foes alike searching for the treasure.
The first season of OBX premiered on Netflix in April 2020, but the show didn't explode in popularity until the release of Season 2 last year, when it was ranked number one in the Nielsen ratings U.S. streaming chart, who announced that the series had been viewed for a total of 2.1 billion minutes of its 20 episodes.
In December 2021, Netflix renewed OBX for Season 3, and many fans are hoping to watch the Pogues return to their TV screens this summer.
Is Outer Banks Season 3 coming to Netflix this summer?
No, it's highly unlikely that Outer Banks Season 3 will be released this summer. According to the latest filming update, it looks like filming has already wrapped for OBX 3. In August, Chase Stokes shared a hint on Instagram Stories that seems to suggest that filming has wrapped.
In September 2022, filming for Season 3 officially wrapped. The teen drama will have to go through post-production stage before Netflix releases the third season.
According to a rumor from Netflix Daily Updates on Facebook, it has been reported that OBX 3 will be released on Netflix sometime in December 2022, but the streamer hasn't officially confirmed this.
Netflix's list of movies and TV shows arriving in September 2022 doesn't include Outer Banks Season 3. There are also no clear signs that it will be released this September, so don't expect the show to return anytime soon.
Is there already a trailer for OBX 3?
Not yet. Since production is not over yet, don't expect any trailers for Outer Banks Season 3 anytime soon, but expect it to arrive later this year. For now, you can watch the cast in this OBX 3 announcement video released a few months ago:
Who are the new cast members joining Outer Banks Season 3?
Netflix already announced three newcomers for Outer Banks Season 3. The show has added Andy McQueen (Mrs. Davis, Station Eleven), Fiona Palomo (Control Z, La Negociadora) and Lou Ferrigno Jr (S.W.A.T., Stargirl) to its Season 3 cast, Deadline reports.
UNC basketball star Armando Bacot was seen in the set of OBX Season 3:
In July 2022, Alexander "AJ" Jennings,a stand-in for Chase Stokes died in a hit-and-run in South Carolina. The incident didn't happen during filming or on location. On July 22, Charleston County Sheriff's Office reported that 22-year-old Nicholas Ashton Virgil Price was booked at the Al Cannon Detention Center. This comes after Price was wanted on a charge of leaving the scene of the accident involving AJ's death.