Outer Banks Season 2: Release Date, Cast & Plot

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A show based on a teenage treasure hunt sounds a bit cliche, but Outer Banks delivers way more than your average beachside adventure. As a matter of fact, the show was so popular with fans (think: a 2.7 million Instagram following to-date), creators agreed to an Outer Banks season 2. So, when and what can we expect from all-new episodes? And, will there be as much nail-biting, adolescent turmoil as there was in season 1?

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Plot of Outer Banks Season 2

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Pogues versus the Kooks. That’s all you really need to know about Outer Banks, a show set in the swampy Outer Banks of North Carolina. In a battle to acquire the long-missing treasure of John B’s father, these two groups (the Pogues, who are considered to rank at the lower economic and social end of society, and the Kooks, who are popular and wealthy in their community) clash and must find a way to survive to the end of the hunt alive and well.

Along the way, John B, the Pogues’ leader, falls for Kook key player, Sarah. All while hunting for John B’s father’s treasure, the two try to keep their budding romance a secret, as John B’s fellow Pogue friends, JJ, Kiara and Pope view such a relationship as a dangerous breach of trust. Viewers later find throughout the first season that John B and Sarah aren’t the only ones keeping big secrets. Filled with high-speed chases with law enforcement and drug dealers, friendship troubles and a class divide so clear it bleeds through the screen, Outer Banks captures the Pogues’ and Kooks’ wild ride toward gold.

As far as the season 2 plot, we can only hope to find answers to the dramatic, mysterious ending of season 1 (John B and Sarah, are you all good?) and see our favorite cast members on screen again.

The Cast of Outer Banks Season 2

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Most characters in season 1 of Outer Banks primarily fell into one of two categories: Pogues or Kooks, with the exception of investigators, the police and a few other characters.

The main characters from season 1 include:

  • Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron (Kook)
  • Chase Stokes as John B (Pogue)
  • Madison Bailey as Kiara (Pogue)
  • Rudy Pankow as JJ (Pogue)
  • Jonathan Daviss as Pope (Pogue)
  • Austin North as Topper (Kook)
  • Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron (Kook)
  • Charles Esten as Ward Cameron (technically a Kook; Sarah’s father)

We can expect the same characters from season 1 to return in Outer Banks season 2, but there’s always a chance new cast members will make an appearance as well.

When will Outer Banks season 2 be released?

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We can indeed confirm Outer Banks season 2 is happening because Netflix confirmed the renewal this past summer. And, we can be certain the cast has already begun production (they confirmed in a September 4 post). As far as an exact release date? No one can be certain. Let’s hope for early to mid-2021.

Where can I watch the new episodes of Outer Banks when they air?

The first season of Outer Banks aired on Netflix on April 15, 2020. We can assume the second season will also premiere on Netflix, so make sure your streaming subscription is up-to-date.

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