Outer Banks season 4: Everything we know so far

A collage of images from the Netflix series Outer Banks (Image via Netflix)
A collage of images from the Netflix series Outer Banks (Image via Netflix)

Outer Banks, Netflix's popular adventure mystery, was renewed for a fourth season on February 18, 2023. The show, created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke, revolves around a group of teens who go to great lengths to find a hidden treasure.

The series is set in the Outer Banks community in North Carolina and centers on the rivalry between the community's working-class teens, the Pogues, and the wealthy kids, the Kooks.

The last three seasons of the show proved to be a massive success for Netflix. With the third season airing in early 2023, fans are eagerly waiting for the next installment to drop. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming season.


Outer Banks season 4 announcement

The cast members of Outer Banks made the announcement in spectacular fashion at Poguelandia. On February 18, 2023, the fan event saw the whole gang, Pogues and Kooks together, descend on Huntington Beach in California to surprise their fans with the announcement that the show was renewed for another season.


What is Outer Banks about?

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The show's official logline from Netflix is as follows:

"On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance."

Cast of Outer Banks season 4

The show's ensemble cast in season 4 will include series regulars as well as new characters who will add an additional layer of intrigue. Below is a list of the main cast and new recurring cast to look out for in the upcoming season of Outer Banks.

Main Cast

  • Chase Stokes as John B. Routledge
  • Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
  • Madison Bailey as Kiara 'Kie' Carrera
  • Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
  • Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
  • Carlacia Grant as Cleo
  • Austin North as Topper Thornton
  • Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
  • Fiona Palomo as Sofia

New Additions (Recurring Cast)

  • Pollyanna McIntosh as Dalia
  • J. Anthony Crane as Chandler Groff
  • Brianna Brown as Hollis Robinson
  • Rigo Sanchez as Lightner
  • Mia Challis as Ruthie

Outer Banks season 4 and the legend of Blackbeard

The show's creator Josh Pate spoke about what to expect from Outer Banks season 4 in an interview with Tudum by Netflix:

".....we’re going to fill in some gaps in the 18 months. We felt like we needed to migrate them out of school. We think about the first three [seasons] as a trilogy and then we’re starting over on [another sort of] trilogy now. We just needed to clear the decks. We’re going to have new villains, a new treasure hunt, a new life situation."

As shown in the last moments of the season 3 finale, the gang is gearing up for a new adventure in the form of Blackbeard's hidden treasure.

Blackbeard was a 17th-century pirate who commanded the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge and was widely feared for being a ruthless and violent killer. After years of looting and plundering other ships for their cargo, his ship finally went down in 1718 after hitting a sandbar. Its wreckage was found to be approximately 200 miles south of the Outer Banks in an area known as Beaufort.

It will be interesting to see how the showrunners incorporate the elements of the real-life lore in Outer Banks season 4. If their track record is anything to go by, fans have nothing to worry about.


When will Outer Banks season 4 be released?

Not long after season 4 was announced, the writer's and SAG strike hit Hollywood and delayed production of the upcoming series. After the months-long strike ended, fans were delighted to learn that the teen drama had begun filming in November 2023 in Wilmington, North Carolina. As of May 2024, the cast was still busy shooting the latest season.

Therefore, Outer Banks season 4 will most likely premiere before the end of the year. However, Netflix has not made any official announcements as of this writing.


Stay tuned for the latest updates on the most popular films and shows, including Outer Banks season 4, coming to Netflix in 2024.

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