Warning: Major Outer Banks season one spoilers ahead.
People were obsessed with Netflix’s teen drama, Outer Banks, when it premiered in 2020. It’s hard not to fall in love with it, especially if you’re fond of shows like The O.C., Gossip Girl, and Riverdale. Set in North Carolina’s Outer Banks region, this soapy series follows a group of high schoolers as they hunt for a $400 million treasure. Intermixed with this high-stakes quest are all the things you’ve come to expect from high-school-centric content: love triangles, petty fights, and beautiful people staring vacantly into space.
But Outer Banks has some serious teeth too. There’s major class warfare between the Pogues—the not-so-wealthy kids on the treasure hunt—and the Kooks, the rich elite, some of whom are also keen on finding the gold. A few characters on the show battle substance abuse issues or come from broken families, including John B. (Chase Stokes), whose father’s mysterious disappearance kicks off everything. There are real issues underneath Outer Banks’s glossy, sun-kissed sheen.
I ripped through the first season’s 10 episodes in record time and am currently salivating for more. But is Netflix going to give us an Outer Banks season two? Here’s everything we know.
Will there be an Outer Banks season two?
Yes! Netflix made the announcement on Friday, July 24, 2020.
When would it premiere?
The pogues will return in summer 2021! “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,” cocreators and executive producers Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke said in a statement on May 14, 2021, per People. “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.”
Do we have a first look?
There’s no trailer yet, but Netflix released a bunch of first-look photos from the second season on May 14:
What would season two cover?
I mean, so much. Just think about where we left off in the season one finale. John B. (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) are on their way to the Bahamas—where the treasure now is—after fleeing the Outer Banks; Pope (Jonathan Daviss) and Kiara (Madison Bailey) have a thing going on; and we still don’t know what will happen to Ward, the one actually behind the murder of John B.’s father. There’s so much ground to cover that a second season would practically write itself. So let’s keep our fingers crossed it happens.
Until then, Outer Banks season one is currently streaming on Netflix.