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Outer Banks season 4 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

If you need to know more about The Pogues, dive into all we know about Outer Banks season 4 and prepare for the Netflix series to return.

Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes in Outer Banks

When is the Outer Banks season 4 release date? Netflix really does just know what it’s doing when it comes to crafting addictive teen dramas, doesn’t it?

Throw in a little adventure and mystery, and you have Outer Banks; one of the best TV series to come from the streamer. Over the years, the story of the Pogues and that missing treasure has kept us well and truly hooked, and the great news is there’s more to come from the best Netflix series. So, we did some sleuthing of our own and have gathered all the clues you need regarding the Outer Banks season 4 release date.

Outer Banks season 4 release date speculation

We had expected Outer Banks season 4 to drop in the summer of 2024, but the strikes have delayed things, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see that shift to early 2025 now.

We know that a new season is coming, with Outer Banks season 4 announced on February 18, 2023, at a Poguelandia Fan Event in Huntington Beach, California. However, filming for the new season was affected by the ongoing 2023 Writers Strike and Actors strike.


We are still optimistic that we’ll get new Outer Banks in 2024, but we’re starting to get a little concerned by the lack of updates at the moment.

Outer Banks season 4 release date: the cast of Outer Banks

Outer Banks season 4 cast

All of the main cast members will return for Outer Banks season 4, led by Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline as John B and Sarah.

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.

Some Outer Banks cast and 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.

Here is the Outer Banks season 4 cast list:

  • 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

Outer Banks season 4 release date: Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron in Outer Banks

What will Outer Banks season 4 be about?

Outer Banks season 4 will see the Pogues taking on a new quest involving a mysterious stranger, a 300 year old manuscript, and the 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 hinted at their next treasure-themed journey with the Blackbeard teaser 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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Is there an Outer Banks season 4 trailer?

There isn’t a trailer for Outer Banks season 4 per se, but we do have a teaser courtesy of Netflix TUDUM. 

The short clip teases the return of our favorite adventurers. So be sure to check out the clip below!

While we wait for a full-length teaser, you can always rewatch Outer Banks season 3 to theorize more about what to expect from the teen movie-inspired series when it returns to the streaming service.

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Where can I watch Outer Banks season 4?

Outer Banks season 4 will be available to watch on Netflix and Netflix only.

The first three seasons are already available to watch now on the streamer, so make sure to crack on with your subscription and start catching up.

Outer Banks season 4 release date: the cast of Outer Banks

How many episodes of Outer Banks season 4 will there be?

We can’t say for certain, but the first three seasons were ten episodes long, so it’s likely that Outer Banks season 4 will follow suit.

If you’re looking for something else to watch in the meantime, check out our list of everything new on Netflix this month and all the secret Netflix codes you need to know in 2023. Or, if you want to know about more great picks, we have a list of the best comedy series, the best movies of all time, and the best horror series for those after something scarier.

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