‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 Updates: Everything We Know — First Photos, Premiere News & More

'Outer Banks' season 2 is headed our way, and fans can hardly wait. The first photos of season 2 were revealed, and Netflix gave us an update about the premiere date.

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Outer Banks was undoubtedly one of the biggest quarantine hits of 2020. The Netflix series captivated audiences as fans binged the teen drama over and over again. The show has been renewed for season 2, and the cast and crew have already wrapped up filming. On May 14, Netflix released the first glimpse of season 2 with 6 amazing photos.

According to Netflix, we’ll be heading back to the OBX sooner rather than later. So get yourselves ready for some serious drama. From filming news to cast updates, HollywoodLife has rounded up the key things to know about Outer Banks season 2.

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Sarah and John B making a run for it in season 2. (Netflix)

‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 First Look

“Season 2 is going to test our crew like never before,” creators and executive producers Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke said in a statement. “We’ve turned up the dial on everything fans loved about season one – more mystery, more romance, and higher stakes. It’s a full-throttle, action-packed adventure and these photos offer a glimpse into the next chapter for our Pogues. All we can say for now is buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride.”

Netflix also released 6 photos from the highly-anticipated second season. John B. and Sarah have made it off that boat they ended up on at the end of the season. However, danger lurks all around them. In one photo, the couple can be seen running for their lives in what looks like the Bahamas. Meanwhile back in Charleston, the Camerons are seemingly mourning the death of Sarah. Rafe looks particularly angry.

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Kiara, JJ, and Pope in season 2. (Netflix)

As for the Pogues, they’ve got their work cut out for them now that summer is officially over. Kiara, J.J., and Pope are back in school! Despite homework and getting up early, the Pogues are still all about the adventures. J.J. and Kiara can be seen making a run for it. In the midst of the chaos, Pope has a quiet moment with someone he loves, possibly his grandmother.

‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 Premiere Date

Outer Banks season 2 was confirmed in July 2020. Netflix hasn’t officially confirmed a premiere date yet, but the streaming service announced on May 14 that Outer Banks season 2 would premiere in summer 2021. Summer officially begins on June 20 and ends on September 22.

The Cast

Don’t worry, all of your favorite Pogues and Kooks will be back for season 2. Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Drew Starkey, Deion Smith, and Charles Esten are all returning for the second season.

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Rudy Pankow and Madison Bailey as JJ and Kiara. (Netflix)

Season 2 will also bring new characters into the picture. Lost alum Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast as Limbrey, who is “a long-time Charleston native; a compelling woman with a level of toxicity and menace underneath her seemingly courteous ways,” according to our sister site Deadline. Netflix announced via Instagram in April 2021 that Carlacia Grant would be playing Cleo. The Instagram caption read, “Cleo from nassau. the pogues ain’t ready. played by @carlaciagrant, give our girl a warm welcome!”


Production took place in Charleston, South Carolina, where the first season was filmed. Fans spotted the cast filming season 2 scenes around Charleston since production got underway in September 2020. The official Outer Banks Instagram account posted a photo of the cast to celebrate the season 2 wrap on April 7, 2021.


Now we don’t know specifics about storylines yet, but you can expect to pick up in the aftermath of the season 1 finale. When we last saw John B. and Sarah, they had survived a tropical storm and ended up getting picked up by a ship headed for the Bahamas. The Bahamas will play a key role moving forward. That’s where Sarah’s dad, Ward, stashed all the gold that John B. and his friends had discovered.

Given that Chase and Madelyn, who are also dating in real-life, are filming in Charleston, it’s safe to assume that John B. and Sarah will find their way back to the Outer Banks sooner rather than later. There’s still the fact that John B. has been framed for killing Sheriff Peterkin, but when HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Madison, she teased that Kiara will do “whatever it takes” to clear John B.’s name.

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Jonathan Daviss and Rudy Pankow as Pope and JJ. (Netflix)

The Pogues all thought John B. and Sarah perished in the storm, so the eventual reunion will be an emotional one. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Chase back in July 2020, and he admitted that he’d love to see Courteney Cox play John B’s MIA mom. Pope and Kiara shared a sweet kiss at the end of the season. However, many fans are also shipping J.J. and Kiara as a couple. JJ finally stood up to his abusive father, but now that he thinks John B is gone for good, our sweet J.J. will likely not handle John B.’s absence very well.