Fans of teen mystery series Outer Banks may be waiting desperately for the third season to drop next week, but it seems Netflix has an early present for them, as it has officially renewed the series for season 4.

The news was first revealed at Poguelandia, an immersive fan event re-creating the Pogues’ island paradise in Huntington Beach, with the cast taking to the stage to announce the renewal.

John B star Chase Stokes told the crowd: "This is an incredible moment for all of us. To our cast and crew, thank you so much for all of your hard work."

Meanwhile, co-creators Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke said in a joint statement: "Seeing Poguelandia come to life was nothing short of spectacular. The Pogues are enjoying an adventure of a lifetime and we now get to map out more twists and turns as the joyride continues into Season 4 of Outer Banks. Thank you to Netflix, our cast and the amazing fans who helped to make this happen.”

The series follows a group of working-class teenagers from in a coastal town on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, nicknamed the Pogues, who discover their ringleader John B's father who disappeared was connected to a legendary treasure.

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The upcoming third season sees the Pogues washed up on a desert island that they name Poguelandia. However, they soon find themselves once again caught up in a race for the treasure, with Ward and Rafe out for revenge.

The cast is led by the likes of Stokes, Madison Bailey and Madelyn Cline, with the latter having most recently been seen in Netflix's Knives Out sequel Glass Onion.

Outer Banks season 3 arrives on Netflix on 23rd February 2023, while seasons 1-2 are available to stream now. Check out our lists of the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix, or see what else is on with our TV Guide.

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