In December 2021, Netflix officially renewed Outer Banks for a third season, and series creators Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke will all return as showrunners and executive producers for the popular American teen mystery series. Now, fans are wondering if the show will be released in 2022.
Outer Banks Season 1 premiered at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2020), and the show delivered a bunch of on-screen getaways for the viewers. Season 2 debuted on July 30, 2021, and the show claimed the No. 1 spot on Netflix's global "top 10 TV series in English" list for the first four weeks after its premiere.
The series stars a group of local teens who call themselves "Pogues", played by Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Jonathan Daviss, Madison Bailey, and Rudy Pankow. They 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 Bhaamas, with friends and foes alike searching for the treasure.
Is Outer Banks Season 3 coming in 2022?
Specific dates have yet to be reported, and it's still unclear when production is expected to begin, but it's likely that fans won't have to wait too long before Season 3 arrives on Netflix. The gap between the premiere of Season 1 and the premiere of Season 2 is about a year-apart, so it's likely that the third season will arrive on Netflix around July to August 2022, but the streaming giant hasn't announced a release date yet.
If you've caught up with the show, it's likely that you're excited to find out what will happen to the Pogues, and how they will be able to get the treasure, and how John B's father will play a role following the surprising finale of Season 2. During an interview with EW, showrunner Josh Pate previously confirmed that "John B's relationship with his dad is a huge theme [to shape Season 3]."
"Having his dad back around and eventually they're going to meet back up and John B has to reconcile his idealised version of his dead dad with the reality of his alive dad," Pate added. "It gives us a lot of thematic father-son stuff to work with."
There's a good chance Outer Banks Season 3 will arrive in 2022, but we'll have to wait for Netflix to officially confirm its premiere date. For now, you can check everything we know about Outer Banks Season 3 here.
How many episodes of Outer Banks Season 3 will there be?
At this time, the official episode count for Outer Banks Season 3 is still unknown. Since the first two seasons each consist of 10 episodes, it's likely that there will also be 10 new episodes when the new season comes out.