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Outer Banks Season 2 Netflix Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

We can't think of many better ways to spend a summer inside than watching Netflix's original teen mystery series Outer Banks. The first season introduced viewers to the balmy world of the North Carolina islands, a place of stunning beauty and deadly intrigue. We followed the Pogues, a group of friends who become embroiled in the disappearance in the father of their, John B (Chase Stokes). Now, we have official confirmation that the adventure will continue for a second season.

Netflix made the announcement on June 24, 2020 in a simple Instagram post. On the Outer Banks account, a picture with "OBX2" spelled out in bold lettering was uploaded, captioned "see you in the bahamas." Not only is this the announcement fans of the series have been waiting for since the show debuted in April, but it also confirms that we'll be picking things up right where we left off last season (but we'll get into that later).

Now that we know for sure that the series is coming back for another season, let's break down everything we know so far about the release date, cast, and plot of Outer Banks season 2.

When is season 2 of Outer Banks coming to Netflix?

Okay, so we just now learned that Outer Banks is getting a second season, and so far Netflix hasn't provided a hint on exactly when the new episodes will be available. Ideally, we would hope for season 2 to arrive about a year after the first season, which would mean late spring 2021. But with things still uncertain in the TV and film industry, we don't want to jump to conclusions. That being said, we can look to the details of the first season's production to give us a better idea of when to expect season 2.

The first season of Outer Banks began filming on May 1, 2019, according to The State. Those episodes then dropped on April 15, 2020, which means the first season took a little under a year from the start of shooting to its release. Of course, we don't know if the scripts have even been written for season 2, or when the cast and crew will be able to start production. If they are somehow able to go into production before the end of 2020, then we feel confident saying we can likely expect season 2 to drop by late 2021. Otherwise, it will remain a mystery until we hear more from Netflix.

Which cast members are coming back for season 2 of Outer Banks?

If you loved the first season of Outer Banks, there's a good chance the cast at the heart of the series was a big reason why. It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that, according to Deadline, all of the Pogues and associates are slated to return for the next season. Get ready to see Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Rudy Pankow, and Jonathan Daviss back in action when the new season premieres.

There will be some other familiar faces returning, as well. Austin North and Deion Smith are slated to reprise their roles as Topper and Kelce, respectively. Perhaps most intriguing is the confirmation that Charles Esten and Drew Starkey are coming back to play the villainous father and son duo Ward and Rafe Cameron. It's not entirely shocking, but it gives us a clue about where things will pick up at the beginning of season 2.

As for new cast members, none had been announced at the time of writing. When season 2 gets closer to fruition, we might start hearing about new actors joining the series.

What we're expecting from the plot of Outer Banks' second season

Speaking of where things are going in season 2, we do have a general idea of what we can expect. The biggest clue thus far is the caption on the Instagram post announcing the second season: "see you in the bahamas." At the end of season 1, John B and Sarah were shipwrecked on their way to the Bahamas in an attempt to recover the stash of gold Ward hid there. They were rescued by a ship bound for Nassau, and it now seems that we have confirmation that we'll be spending at least some of season 2 in the island nation.

Back on the Outer Banks, we're very curious to see what happens to Ward Cameron now that his crimes have been exposed. He's presumably going to be arrested after John B spilled the beans, but given how powerful he's proven to be, we're not so sure he's going to prison without a fight. Similarly, his son Rafe found himself in a compromising position at the end of the first season when his drug dealer Barry (Nicholas Cirillo) revealed that he knows Rafe killed the sheriff. Barry seems poised to use the information to blackmail Rafe, which should provide a juicy storyline for the next season.

Of course, the rest of the Pogues will be dealing with their missing friends, the ongoing threats from Rafe, and the romantic interpersonal drama they're all enmeshed in. There are still a lot of outstanding questions, and we look forward to returning to the Outer Banks to get the answers.