Outer Banks - Season 3
From the looks of the Outer Banks Season 3 trailer, everything is about to change for this band of misfits. After losing their gold to the Camerons and washing ashore on a desert island last season, the Pogues are embarking on their greatest treasure hunt yet. This time, their quest will take them to El Dorado, the lost city of gold. From emotional family reunions to high speed chases, the Season 3 trailer proves the Pogues have nothing left to lose.
Outer Banks - Season 3
Spoilers for Outer Banks Season 3. After starting off with a premiere that featured a rescue from the deserted island, a plane crash, and a kidnapping within the first 20 minutes, it was clear that the third season of Outer Banks would go big with its latest treasure hunt, the 500-plus year legend of El Dorado. By the finale, the Pogues are headed to South America with everything they need to solve the mystery, and rescue John B's dad from the season's Big Bad in the process. This mission brings the crew to their extremes both physically and emotionally, as they reach the highest highs and the lowest lows.
The next morning, after the foursome spend the night by the river, Big John, John B, and Sarah set out on the day-long hike to make it to Solana before the solstice. (They leave Ward behind since his injury from last season is still slowing him down.) The entire way, Big John is being pushy and impatient, partly because achieving his lifelong goal is more important than being a non-asshole father, and partly because he thinks Sarah is spying for Ward.
Now, as Big John, John B, and Sarah were finding El Dorado and dealing with Singh, two other groups were making their way to the cave: the rest of the Pogues trailing further behind, and Ward apparently right on their tails. So when the three adventurers finally take a rest so the wounded Big John can catch his breath and get a look at the gold, guess who shows up pointing yet another gun at them. Earlier, as Ward was making his way to the El Dorado cave, he was reeling from flashbacks of how his daughter had completely lost her trust in him (mostly scenes from the season 2 finale (opens in new tab)). Rather than those flashes making him rethink his horrible parenting choices, it seems that they just made him angry and resentful of Big John, who now gets a "happily ever after" with the gold, a son who loves him, and Ward's own daughter who hates Ward. It looks like Ward's going to finally finish the job he attempted to complete long ago, and kill Big John.
After the show includes a touching, voiceover-filled scene of the Pogues holding memorials for Big John and Ward, the finale fast-forwards eighteen months, as the Pogues are back in the OBX being honored for solving the 500-year-old mystery of El Dorado. Pope and Kie's parents are cheering them on, Topper's (Austin North) looking on with a salty expression, and Rafe's nowhere to be seen. The gnomon is also being displayed as a cultural artifact, as well as Denmark Tanney's diary and remaining effects. Also, per John B's exposition dump, "Kie's saving turtles, Pope's going away to school, and JJ bought the charter boat," while John B and Sarah have a "killer surf shop." If you have any questions for how the past eighteen months led up to this moment, it'll probably be best to hang on to them until season 4.
Speaking of season 4, there's a new face among the party-goers, who expresses his admiration for all of the treasure-hunting these kids pulled of. He says that he's looking for partners to investigate a mysterious manuscript: a 1718 captain's log belonging to Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard. Strap yourself in Pogues, we're going pirate hunting!
Netflix and the OBX cast announced the season 4 renewal a week ahead of season 3's premiere, with the young stars revealing the news at the streamer's Poguelandia (opens in new tab) music festival in Huntington Beach, California. In a People (opens in new tab) interview, Madison Bailey teased that the new treasure hunt feels like a "fresh start" for the show.
"[Fans] should interpret it not as the end of an era, but we are very much summing up seasons one and two with a button," she said. "It can go really anywhere. I think we have a bit of a clean slate."
Netflix has a new anointed favorite series, Outer Banks, which has returned for a third season riding high off its renewal for a fourth before these new episodes even aired, truly unheard of at the cancel-happy streaming service.
So when they set out to wrap up a three-season, 30-episode mystery involving the mythical city of gold known as El Dorado, co-creators and executive producers Josh Pate, Jonas Pate and Shannon Burke were prepared to swing for the fences.
Unfortunately, the third season of the program, which premiered on Feb. 23rd, fails to deliver: Although the writing and acting on the show has never been worthy of an Academy Award, the drop in quality this season is dramatic. The writers even fail to follow through on some of the promising ideas set up throughout the new episodes.
The final episode of the season sees a return to the traditional treasure hunt appeal of the show: A respite from the eye-rolling gun fights, ridiculous escapes, boring villain through-lines and forced romantic dramas that bog down and hold back these new episodes. The expedition sequence that showcases John B. and Sarah Cameron traversing the treacherous jungle caves that house El Dorado (the main treasure objective of this season) is legitimately entertaining and somehow manages to instill some sense of tension and investment in the audience.
Throughout season 4, Sarah was caught between her past as a Kook and her current life as a Pogue. While she faced the aftermath of her father almost killing her, Sarah returned home to nothing. Her personal issues drove her and Topper together.
As the season continued to play out, Sarah realized that she wanted John B to be her future before they rekindled their romance. Her life took another hit when their trip to find the treasure ended with her father getting killed in front of her.
After she saved JJ's (Rudy Pankow) life in the season 2 finale, Kiara (Madison Bailey) developed feelings for her best friend. Her attempts to address their connection led to several fights. Following an argument with her father about how the teen wasn't good enough for his daughter, JJ stole money from Mike which created more issues between him and Kiara.
Sarah immediately regretted her night while Topper attempted to get back together. After John B beat Topper up in front of a crowd, the Kook planned to press charges until Sarah stopped him. Topper, who burned down John B's house after seeing his reunion with Sarah, ultimately went to the cops before the season 3 finale.
The show's big villain spent the first half of the season healing from the injuries that he acquired in the season 2 finale. Ward ran into some complications when Rafe refused to listen to him about what to do with the cross and their future in the Outer Banks.
During season 3, Big John stopped at nothing to find his son in the Caribbean. Their reunion was short-lived, however, since Big John and John B immediately started looking into the treasure at El Dorado. After he convinced his son not to clue in his friends, Big John stopped at nothing to crack the code. Things continued to get worse when Big John killed two of Singh's men in cold blood before he was captured.
The action then moves to Guadeloupe, where the Camerons have been living since fleeing the Outer Banks with the gold. We discover that Ward is in a coma caused by the injury sustained in the season 2 finale showdown with the Pogues, the stolen gold is locked in a vault in their home, and Rafe is actively searching for the Cross of Santo Domingo.
Elsewhere in the episode, we see that Big John and Limbrey are both on the island as well after they show up on the beach to inspect the plane crash. We also get our first death of the season when Carlos captures and kills Jimmy for messing up his assignment to bring him the Pogues.
In December 2021, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on February 23, 2023. In February 2023, ahead of the third season premiere, the series was renewed for a fourth season.
Outer Banks is set in a coastal town along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where there is a stark social divide between wealthy seasonal residents and working-class locals (who have the nicknames "Kooks" and "Pogues," respectively). The show follows a group of Pogue teenagers who live at The Cut, and are determined to find out what happened to the missing father of the group's ringleader, John B. Along the way, they discover a legendary treasure that is tied to John B's father.
On May 3, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created and executive produced by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke. On July 24, 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. On December 7, 2021, Netflix renewed the series for a third season. On February 18, 2023, ahead of the third season premiere, Netflix renewed the series for a fourth season.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Charles Esten, Austin North, and Drew Starkey were cast in starring roles. On July 2, 2019, Caroline Arapoglou joined the cast in a recurring role. On October 22, 2020, Elizabeth Mitchell was cast in a recurring role for the second season. On April 15, 2021, Carlacia Grant joined the cast in a recurring capacity for the second season. Upon the third season renewal, Grant was promoted to a series regular. On June 23, 2022, Andy McQueen, Fiona Palomo, and Lou Ferrigno Jr. were cast in undisclosed capacities for the third season. On July 5, 2022, Stokes' stand-in double, Alexander "AJ" Jennings, was killed in a hit-and-run accident near Charleston, South Carolina. 041b061a72