Netflix seems to have taken the popular maxim of “new year, new me” rather seriously in 2021 as surprisingly the streamer has announced more renewals than cancellations this time. And the latest show to join this coveted list is the mystery teen drama Outer Banks, which has been renewed for a third season. The series has been a soaring success for the streamer since day one of its release and even topped the Nielsen ratings U.S. streaming chart for two consecutive weeks. Seeing that it continues to be a constant favorite amongst the subscribers, it was predicted that the “Pogues” will be back for Season 3.
Deadline has reported that Jonas Pete, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke, who were the showrunner and executive producers of the first two seasons of the Netflix series, are resuming their respective positions for Outer Banks Season 3. The upcoming season will also see the return of series regulars Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Austin North, Drew Starkey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, and Charles Esten. Also, Carlacia Grant, who appeared as the recurring character of Cleo in Season 2, will be playing a more significant role in Season 3 and has joined the main cast as a series regular.
The Netflix series takes place in a coastal town along the Outer Banks of North Carolina and depicts the rivalry between its rich and the working-class population, nicknamed “Kooks” and “Pogues.” Season 1 follows the Pogue teenagers busy trying to solve the mystery of John B’s (Chase Stokes) missing father and the hefty gold treasure that is connected to his disappearance. The group battles everything from the Kooks, internal chaos, to friendships at stake and heartbreak in love before they have to sidestep death itself.
Season 2 of the hit Netflix show took the mystery forward with the missing John B and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) on the hunt to recover the gold while Kiara (Madison Bailey), Pope (J.D.), and JJ (Rudy Pankow) faced their own share of difficulties back in their coastal town. With the greed for the gold driving Outer Banks Season 2, startling secrets are discovered with a mind-boggling cliffhanger wrapping up the storyline while the fate of Pogues remained uncertain.
Outer Banks has joined the growing list of renewed Netflix shows in 2021. Recently, the streamer has also renewed Arcane for Season 2, Elite for Season 6, Virgin River for Season 4, You for Season 4 (with rumors that Season 5 is also in development!), while Family Reunion will be coming back for its third and final season. Earlier this year, Netflix saved the cancelled NBC show Manifest and announced its fourth season. Never Have I Ever Season 3, Sweet Tooth Season 2, Bridgerton season 3 and season 4, Shadow and Bone Season 2, Cobra Kai Season 4, Alice in Borderland Season 2 have all been greenlit. As for Squid Game Season 2, though creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed it, Netflix hasn’t made the news official yet. The show has been a hit on the streaming service, so more news will likely come out soon.