When is the Outer Banks season 4 release date? The Netflix series Outer Banks sounds like a sci-fi show, but it’s actually a knotty mystery series about two groups of teenagers living in the titular Outer Banks of North Carolina.
While Outer Banks sounds like a pretty standard CW show, it’s actually a surprisingly intriguing TV series about a missing father and a hunt for lost treasure (yes, really). Now the Outer Banks season 3 release date is upon us, fans have already binged their way through the Netflix series, and they’re hungry for more.
So it’s time to talk about the Outer Banks season 4 release date, and ponder a future for the drama series as we tell you everything we know so far.
When is the Outer Banks season 4 release date?
The Outer Banks season 4 release date has not been confirmed as of March 5, 2023. However a new season is coming and Outer Banks season 4 was announced on February 18, 2023, at a Poguelandia Fan Event in Huntington Beach, California. In a statement, co-creators, showrunners, and executive producers Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke thanked fans and Netflix for making the fourth season possible.
It said: “Seeing Poguelandia come to life was nothing short of spectacular. The Pogues are enjoying an adventure of a lifetime, and we now get to map out more twists and turns as the joyride continues into season four of Outer Banks. Thank you to Netflix, our cast, and the amazing fans who helped to make this happen.”
The gap between season 2 and season 3 was expanded due to the pandemic, so fans can expect a shorter delay this time around. It seems reasonable to expect a year between season 3 and Outer Banks season 4, which would put early 2024 in our diaries as a possible Outer Banks season 4 release date.
Who is in the Outer Banks season 4 cast?
Nobody is confirmed for the Outer Banks season 4 cast just yet, but we can expect many of the key players to return. Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline will almost certainly be around, as John B and Sarah have a new mystery to solve.
They are very likely to be joined by the rest of the Pogues, including Kie, Pope, JJ and Cleo. Antagonists Rafe and Topper could join them.
The 18-month time jump at the end of Outer Banks season 3 was seen as entirely necessary by co-creator Josh Pate. He told The Hollywood Reporter: “We felt like we needed to get them out of school. The actors are a little older, and it was harder to keep them in High School. We just wanted to move them into a new phase in their lives and move them forward a little bit.”
Some characters who definitely won’t return are Big John and Ward, who were both killed off in Outer Banks season 3. Their loss is likely to have a huge impact on their kids, who will have to deal with the tragic passing of a parent.
The Outer Banks season 4 cast list is likely to include:
- Chase Stokes as John B. Routledge
- Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
- Madison Bailey as Kiara “Kie” Carrera
- Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
- Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
- Carlacia Grant as Cleo
- Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
- Austin North as Topper
Is there a trailer for Outer Banks season 4?
Outer Banks season 4 does not yet have a trailer, and Outer Banks season 3 just aired so you’ll be waiting a while yet.
In the meantime, feel free to watch the trailer for Outer Banks season 3 to get a flavour for what to expect from the teen movie inspired series when it returns to the streaming service.
Outer Banks season 4 plot speculation
The Outer Banks season 4 plot seems likely to revolve around a new quest for the Pogues, with the Outer Banks season 3 ending showing the arrival of a stranger with a manuscript written more than 300 years ago by legendary pirate Blackbeard.
Outer Banks season 3 saw the Pogues conclude their attempts to solve the centuries-old mystery of El Dorado, but that finale teased their next treasure-themed journey with the Blackbeard scene set 18 months on. The most notorious pirate of all time is quite the starting point.
This is also a romance series, and Outer Banks season 3 featured first kisses for both Pope and Cleo and JJ and Kiara, so we can expect those romantic plots to continue as the new quest unfolds. John B and Sarah also reconciled in the final episodes, so they’re going strong too.
High emotions will be in play too following the deaths of John B’s father Big John and Sarah and Rafe’s father Ward. These Outer Banks characters will be dealing with the death of a parent, which could trigger some of the drama surrounding them in Outer Banks season 4.
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