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The Curse Of Oak Island Season 9 Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

After another demanding but rewarding season of "The Curse of Oak Island," dig leader Rick Lagina gathered the team in the War Room via teleconference to ask, "Where do we go from here?"

It was a similar question to the one the Oak Island team of treasure hunters, divers, and researchers had asked themselves in previous seasons. However, that inquiry had even more meaning after an excavation season made more challenging by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic that kept much of the team from meeting on the island to investigate its mysteries. Beyond that, it had been more than seven years since the History network had begun chronicling the adventures of brothers Rick and Marty Lagina on "The Curse of Oak Island," and some worry it might get added to the list of shows canceled in 2021.

Thankfully, there are some positive signs that the brothers may be closer to ever to finding the elusive Money Pit and have another set of episodes documenting the search is on the way. Here is everything we know about the release date, cast, and plot of "The Curse of Oak Island."

When is the release date of The Curse of Oak Island?

While History has yet to announce another of "The Curse of Oak Island" for Season 9, that doesn't mean that it couldn't be just around the corner. Fans can look to the renewal and premiere schedules for previous seasons of the show to get an idea of just how soon "The Curse of Oak Island" might be returning to the air.

"The Curse of Oak Island" has increased its number of episodes per season nearly every year since it first aired in 2014, and every season except for the first has begun in November, via IMDB. Season 8 spanned 25 half-hour episodes and ran from November to May. Considering the unprecedented delays the filming and excavation crews faced in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, there should be fewer obstacles to hitting the show's regular start time in November 2021.

The other question is whether the show will be renewed at all. The fact is that there are still plenty of mysteries on Oak Island to be uncovered, and the Lagina brothers and their panel of experts seem confident that they are closer than ever to finding revealing the mysteries of the Money Pit. While no one can be sure what will happen until History makes an official announcement, it seems likely at this point that the show would be up for renewal.

Who is in the cast of The Curse of Oak Island?

At the final meeting held at the War Room at the end of Season 8 of "The Curse of Oak Island," experts from around the world restated their commitment to unlocking the mysteries of the quiet Nova Scotian island. As such, viewers can expect plenty of familiar faces to appear if the program is renewed for another outing.

It pretty much goes without saying that the show's ring leaders, brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, will return for Season 9. It was Rick's passion for Oak Island, which he first read about as an 11-year old in Reader's Digest, that brought the treasure hunters to Nova Scotia (according to History), and Marty has been an essential part of the financial backing that has funded much of the project.

Also likely to return is Alex Lagina, Marty's son, who is also a qualified diver, Dave Blankenship, one of the three permanent residents of Oak Island, and Craig Tester, Marty's business partner, all of whom are profiled on History. In addition, some of the more prominent experts, such as Dr. Ian Spooner, the wetland geologist, and Gary Drayton, a metal detector specialist, will probably return for Season 9 as well.

What is the plot of The Curse of Oak Island Season 9?

The overall goal of "The Curse of Oak Island" doesn't change much from season to season. Rick and Marty Lagina are still on the hunt for archeological evidence that they hope will point them in the direction of the treasure ship that could be hiding in the Oak Island swamp.

However, their approach, methods, and success can vary from season to season, and the nature of the reality program makes it difficult to predict exactly what might happen or what they might find. However, there are a few clues that fans can look at from the ending of Season 8 that might help them predict what they can see in Season 9.

As noted by fans on Reddit, one of the most critical moments from the second half of Season 8 was the discovery of a possible stone road. Archeologist Dr. Aaron Taylor helped the Lagina brothers confirm that the feature could have been used to transfer money from the stranded ship to the fabled Money Pit. In addition, Dr. Ian Spooner revealed in one of the final episodes of the season that a water analysis had determined there was likely a large amount of silver buried in the ground, per Reddit.

Fans can expect Marty and Rick to follow up on those leads, inching closer and closer to locating the treasure they've been trying to find for years.