It's been well over a year since we last caught up with The Pogues in Outer Banks season 3, but finally we've got some long-awaited news regarding season 4.

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The fourth season, which will see the original cast including Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss and Rudy Pankow back for more, has officially wrapped filming, according to Shoupe star Cullen Moss.

He announced the news in a post on Instagram, which read: "And that’s a wrap on what added up to over a year of shooting the fourth season one of the most fun shows on television.

"This year was marked by not only the usual incredible cast and coolest, most fun and talented crew, but also a parade of some of my dearest friends lending their immense talent in front of and behind the lens. Thanks for the ride, @obx! This one’s gonna be a doozie!!!"

This means we're now one step closer to seeing the new episodes, which are set to introduce a whole new group of characters, played by the likes of Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), J Anthony Crane (Dead Ringers), Brianna Brown (Devious Maids), Rigo Sanchez (Station 19) and Mia Challis (FBI: International).

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Co-creator Shannon Burke previously teased what fans can expect from season 4, telling Netflix's Tudum: "There’s all this action and adventure, but it’s really about the bond between the friends."

But what else can we expect from season 4 and when is it likely to be released? Read on for everything we know so far about the next instalment of Outer Banks on Netflix.

Outer Banks season 4 release date speculation: When could it come out?

Outer Banks season 4 will be released in 2024, Netflix has confirmed.

However, the show does not yet have a specific return date, with production being delayed by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike action, which dominated much of last year.

Filming on the next set of episodes resumed in November 2023 and continued until June 2024, which would suggest an autumn/winter 2024 launch – but this is just speculation for now.

We'll update this page as more updates come in.

The season 4 renewal news was first revealed at Poguelandia, an immersive fan event re-creating the Pogues’ island paradise in Huntington Beach, back in February 2023.

Chase Stokes (who stars as John B in the series) 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."

In a joint statement, co-creators Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke said: "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 Outer Banks co-creators recently said they're no longer adhering to their original plan of having the series run for only four or five seasons, even joking that a potential 17th season could take place in Mars.

A space-themed future season of Outer Banks? "Never say never," Josh Pate teased in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Outer Banks cast: Who could be back for season 4?

The cast of Outer Banks on Netflix laughing and running together
The cast of Outer Banks on Netflix. Netflix

As well as crossing our fingers for the main gang to reprise their roles in the new season, there's now been confirmation of a bunch of new characters joining the season 4 action.

According to Deadline, Anthony Crane will play Chandler Groff, "a man darkly grief-stricken over the loss of his wife, who is welcoming to the Pogues on their latest adventure".

Pollyanna McIntosh will star as Dalia, "a revolutionary-like leader and worldly baddie on a plunder who comes face to face with the Pogues", while Brianna Brown will play "the biggest realtor on the island who previously worked with Ward Cameron in a successful business deal, [who] now has her eye on Rafe for a new venture".

Rigo Sanchez will play "an imposing stranger with a piratical nerve", while Mia Challis will play Ruthie, "a wild child with a toxic streak who develops a close relationship with Topper".

As well as the new characters, we'd be hoping for the main characters to all make a return - so the cast we'd expect to see in season 4 are as follows:

  • Chase Stokes as John B
  • Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
  • Madison Bailey as Kiara
  • Jonathan Daviss as Pope
  • Rudy Pankow as JJ
  • Austin North as Topper
  • Charles Esten as Ward Cameron
  • Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
  • Elizabeth Mitchell as Limbrey
  • Carlacia Grant as Cleo

What could happen in Outer Banks season 4?

Outer Banks season 3 very much dealt with the fact that John B, Sarah, Kiara, Pope, JJ, and Cleo found themselves caught up once again in a race for the treasure, quite literally running for their lives.

As per the season 3 synopsis: "They’re broke and far from home, they can’t trust anyone, Ward and Rafe are hungry for revenge, and there’s a ruthless Caribbean Don who will stop at nothing to find the bounty. Was the treasure ever within their reach? Or was it all a trap to stop them once and for all? Either way, it’s the Pogues against the world – and the only way out is together."

The tensions between the Pogues and the Kooks were stronger than ever but can they set their differences aside in a potential season 4?

Season 3 also dealt with the surprise admission that Big John, John B's father, has been alive all this time after we were led to believe he was dead in the first two seasons. We can only assume that his master plan with his son continues to unfold in season 4.

Outer Banks creator and showrunner Jonas Pate previously revealed in an April 2020 interview with Entertainment Weekly that he sees the show going on for four or five seasons but now, the show's co-creators have said that they're doing away with that plan.

Now, Josh Pate has said that the show could potentially go on for 17 seasons, saying: "I don't know if I could put a real number on it right now – how long it takes to get to that ending might expand, but we now know the shape of the end of the story. We're going to take it as long as we can, for sure."

Jonas Pate also mused: "In season 17, we'll be on Mars" and when compared to Fast & Furious' similar space-themed plotline, Shannon Burke agrees, saying: "We're not opposed. We do try to keep it grounded to some extent. It's that give and take, because sometimes when it gets too big it's not as fun anymore."

So, as well as tackling the Bahamas and El Dorado, our group of fearless teens could now be taking on outer space, it seems. While everything's up in the air for now, we do know that judging from the online reaction to the season 4 news, fans are continually in awe of this series.

One Twitter user stated that the series is simply "cinema", while another user stated: "I can't even tell you how thrilled I am right now, Outer Banks season 4, let's go!"

Is there a trailer for Outer Banks season 4?

Slow down! As season 4 of Outer Banks has just wrapped filming, there isn't a trailer available just yet.

To get us excited even more than we already are, perhaps re-watch the trailer for season 3, which can be viewed below.

Outer Banks season 3 is available to stream on Netflix now.

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