The highly-anticipated second season of teen drama Outer Banks sails onto Netflix tomorrow and fans couldn't be more excited, having waited over a year to find out what happened to John B and Sarah.


With the pair now on the run in the Bahamas and their friends under the impression that they're both dead, Outer Banks' second series will see the Pogues continue with their search for that $400m treasure and judging by the recent trailer, the upcoming episodes won't disappoint.

"The big question is are they going to live this almost like Blue Lagoon-type situation, or is the trouble going to find them faster than they know it," Madelyn Cline told Entertainment Weekly ahead of the season two release. "And it is the latter. We see everything catch up to them, tenfold. It's much more intense than anybody realises it would be."

With unchartered waters ahead and new characters set to the join the squad on their adventure, here's everything we know so far about Outer Banks season two – including the exact time you'll be able to start streaming the new episodes.

Outer Banks season 2 release date

Despite filming only finishing in April, Outer Banks will still return just in time for some late-summer waves - the teen drama will splash back onto our screens on Friday 30th July 2021.

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A second season was announced by Netflix a mere three months after the 10-episode first season was released. The show was Netflix's third most popular show in 2020, only ranking behind Tiger King and Ozark.

What time is Outer Banks season 2 out in the UK?

Outer Banks season two will be available for Netflix subscribers in the UK to stream from 8am BST on Friday 30th July.

Outer Banks season 2 trailer

Netflix released a first-look trailer as part of Geeked Week, which shows the gang mourning John B. and Sarah who they believe to be dead - before teasing plenty of sun-soaked action:

Then, on 14th July, the streamer released a second trailer, hinting at how the first season's cliffhanger will resolve itself.

Outer Banks second 2 cast

The main Outer Banks cast are set to return for season two; Chase Stokes (John B), Madelyn Cline (Sarah Cameron), Madison Bailey (Kie), Jonathan Daviss (Pope), Rudy Pankow (JJ), Austin North (Topper), Drew Starkey (Rafe), Deion Smith (Kelce), and Charles Esten (Ward Cameron) are all down to return. We're glad to see our favourite Pogues reunited.

Luckily Outer Banks is big enough to deal with all the new personalities joining the cast too. Carlacia Grant (Roots, Greenleaf) has been cast as Cleo. Her bio says: "Confident and fearless, Cleo is a Nassau girl, a formidable artful dodger, whose world collides with the Pogues." We don't know much more about her yet, or whether she's a Pogue or Kook.

Joining her is Lost and Once Upon a Time star Elizabeth Mitchell as Limbrey (via Deadline). Limbrey is "a long-time Charleston native", she is "a compelling woman with a level of toxicity and menace underneath her seemingly courteous ways". We're calling it, she's a villain.

"So excited to join this show! Gorgeous, talented cast. Incredible crew. Filming in paradise and a character I can't wait for you to meet," Mitchell wrote on her Instagram.

Outer Banks season 2 time jump

Of course we knew there would be changes in the OBX, but we think it's fair to say a time jump wasn't quite what we had in mind. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Madelyn Cline revealed there will be a "micro time jump".

"[There's] the kind of shock where you turn the page... and you read that moment and you [gasp] and then your mind starts going a thousand miles a minute. You're like, 'Oh my gosh, this is going to be so fun to shoot... This is gonna be fun and it's gonna be shocking to watch as well'."

Outer Banks season 2 plot

Despite the time jump there are a few things that we expect to be addressed. John B. and Sarah were heading off to the Bahamas last time we saw them to try and get the gold back after Ward stole the loot and tried to frame John B for murder. The pair fled, but their boat capsized in a storm, only to be rescued by another boat.

The official OBX account posted a teaser captioned: "See you in the Bahamas" and Cline posted a picture of herself in the Bahamas too.

Showrunner Jonas Pate confirmed the change in location for season two.

“We’ll definitely have at least a part of season two that’ll take place in the Bahamas, but it’ll all come back to the Outer Banks because that’s our spiritual home,” he told EW. “So we’ll get back to the Outer Banks pretty quickly, I’m sure, but there’ll be definitely an episode or two that that has some Bahamas in it.”

So Sarah and John B. are now in the Bahamas. Cline, speaking to Elle, said she'd like to see her Sarah become a stronger force in the relationship.

“I can’t wait to see where the story goes when John B and Sarah get to the Bahamas. My wish is that we continue to see Sarah come into her own and grow into this badass,” she explained. “I want her to match John B’s crazy—like a Bonnie and Clyde-type dynamic between them. That sounds like a lot of fun to play as an actor. As far as Sarah goes, I want to see her grow into her own person, and not be under the influence or control of her dad.”

You can find out where Outer Banks was filmed with our location guide.

Kie, Pope and JJ will also be dealing with the SBI escape and the 'deaths'.

Bailey, who plays Kie, told Seventeen: "There’s gonna be a whole new dynamic. How do you go about life without your best friend? I think it’s going to be rough on everyone.

"And we’re going to have to come together and take care of each other now more than ever. But revenge is going to be on all of our minds."

Jonathan Daviss, who plays Pope, has said he's keen to see how the relationships shift.

"I'm interested to see if we do move forward, potentially with the second season, where the Pogues relationship is going to be without John B," he told Seventeen. "Are they going to stick together as a family? Are they going to separate because of it? Is that relationship going to stick or are they going to be afraid? It's something interesting to explore."

We left Ward dealing with the fallout from his actions as the SBI, and the police found out he was the one behind John B.'s dad's death.

Meanwhile, Chase Stokes recently told Entertainment Weekly that season two is "definitely going to test" all the Pogues relationships.

"It will be interesting to see how are John B and Sarah going to move and groove in the Bahamas, taking in the fact that he's wildly in love with this girl but he's just recently kindled a relationship with her," he said.

"Plus there's all of the things that she's lost along the way to support John B and the things that she's learned about her family that she's been unaware of for her entire lifetime."

And speaking about Sarah's storyline, Cline added: "It's the battle between security and the safety net and knowing that if she does choose her family, she's going to be taken care of, but morally that just doesn't sit right with her," she says. "We see her really battle with that decision."

She also teased highs and lows for John B and Sarah's relationship throughout the season, saying: "It's this larger than life story and this larger than life love story — they're like these star-crossed lovers where everything seems perfect and everything is golden. And I didn't want it to stay that way. I wanted there to be some conflict. Reality kind of slaps them in the face. They're hit with the reality of the fact that they've been caught up in this whirlwind romance, and is it real? Is it going to last?"

How many seasons of Outer Banks will there be?

Creator and showrunner Jonas Pate has revealed his plans for Outer Banks beyond season two. “Ever since we started, we always viewed it as something that was probably like a four-season, maybe five-season show, but definitely four seasons,” Pate told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve sort of long-arced it out pretty far. I’m just hoping that we get a chance to actually tell those stories.”

While stuck in quarantine Pate worked out season two, adding that “before [season 1] even came out, Netflix had green-lit us to write some [season 2] scripts, so we’ve been working on that for a few months now.”

Teasing what's to come he said to look out for "some new mysteries".

“Now that the audience knows our characters and the baseline engine of the mystery is going, we just feel like we have a lot more good twists and turns left to explore, so we’re excited for more," he added.


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