Outer Banks season 4 release updates, cast, and everything we know

We have some huge news about production on Outer Banks season 4 starting soon! Production on the new season was set to start at the end of May 2023, but it was delayed. It looked like production was going to be delayed further with the ongoing WGA strike. Now, it looks like production is starting soon.

Outer Banks is one of the most popular shows of 2023. Season 3 premiered on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. At the Poguelandia fan event on Feb. 18, Netflix announced that the popular teen series would be returning for a fourth season! This renewal announcement came just days before Outer Banks season 3’s premiere. We’re so excited to see what new adventures the Pogues embark on in Outer Banks season 4.

To keep readers and fans up to date on the latest Outer Banks news, we decided to gather all the information we know about Outer Banks season 4 so far to create a guide to share with you. As the show moves further into the filmmaking process, more and more information should be revealed and announced. And, of course, you can count on us at Netflix Life to share every new piece of information as it comes out.

The latest update to this story was on Saturday, June 17, 2023. FanSided Entertainment’s Crystal George, Bryce Olin, and Natalie Zamora contributed to this story.

Outer Banks season 4 latest news

  • Production is rumored to have started on Monday, June 12. Also, filming is rumored to wrap up on Dec. 15, 2023.
  • According to Outer Banks co-creator Jonas Pate, production on the fourth season will also take place in North Carolina sometime in July.
  • Netflix renewed Outer Banks for season 4 before the release of season 3
  • At Coachella, Madison Bailey, who stars as Kiara, told People that production on Outer Banks season 4 starts in Charleston in the summer of 2023.
  • Deux Moi shared a rumor that Outer Banks season 4 starts filming in May 2023.
  • According to reports, Outer Banks season 4 is starting production in mid-June 2023 in Charleston.

Has Netflix announced the Outer Banks season 4 release date yet?

It’ll most likely be a while before Netflix announces the official release date for Outer Banks season 4, but we’re probably looking at a release sometime in 2024. Since the show was renewed early, filming could start in the coming months, and a early to mid-2024 release could happen.

If that rumor about production getting started in June 2023 is correct, that’s a really good sign for a 2024 release date for Outer Banks season 4. The kicker is also how big of a production this is. Will they be leaving South Carolina and filming in the Caribbean or South America again?

If production wraps by the end of the year, there’s a good chance Outer Banks season 4 will be released in the summer or fall of 2024. We also know Stranger Things season 5 and Wednesday season 2 are likely to arrive sometime in 2024. We have to anticipate Netflix will stagger out some of its bigger teen shows, like Ginny and Georgia (which was just renewed for two seasons), Outer Banks, Wednesday, and Stranger Things, in 2024.

We don’t foresee there being a long wait to see the fourth season as we did for the third season. But we’ll have a better idea of when the fourth season could come to Netflix as we get further into the filmmaking process.

Of course, one of the things that could cause a delay for Outer Banks season 4 is the writers’ strike, as mentioned. As soon as the studios and networks can make a deal with the writers, the sooner we’ll see Outer Banks season 4 on Netflix.

Release Prediction: August 2024

Outer Banks season 4 is happening

As mentioned, Outer Banks was renewed for season 4 in February 2023. Netflix announced the renewal during the first-ever Poguelandia fan event in Los Angeles. Hopefully, Poguelandia is here to stay for future seasons of Outer Banks. 

There was never any doubt that this show was going to get canceled. As long as the creators and cast want to make this series, Netflix should oblige.

Is Outer Banks season 4 filming?

As of June 16, 2023, principal photography is believed to have already started on the fourth season. The cameras are rumored to have begun rolling on June 12. The cast and crew were reportedly spotted on location in Charleston, South Carolina on this date.

On June 10, a casting call went out looking for extras for week 1 of filming, with the start date being Monday, June 12. This is pretty much confirmation that production has started. But keep in mind that we’re still waiting on Netflix to officially announce that production has begun. Rumor has it that the streamer will announce this juicy information during Tudum on June 17. We’ll let you know if this happens.

According to TUDUM, the Outer Banks creators and writers were in the middle of writing the fourth season when season 3 premiered.

That’s a good sign for the cast and crew to get back to work on Outer Banks season 4 soon. There was a big rumor from Deux Moi that claimed production on Outer Banks season 4 would start in South Carolina in May 2023. However, this didn’t actually happen. Deux Moi also claimed production would wrap by the end of the year. Now, this might be true.

Here’s the rumor from Deux Moi:

“Hi. For any OBX fans since S3 just dropped – they just got picked up for S4. Production starts end of May. They’ll be in South Carolina until the end of the year.”

According to People, Bailey also mentioned that Outer Banks season 4 starts filming this summer. Bailey also mentioned they’d be filming in Charleston, South Carolina. So, there’s probably some truth in that rumor.

The big kicker is the writers’ strike. Even if the scripts are completely done for Outer Banks season 4, will Outer Banks start production without the writers like we’re seeing with House of the Dragon, Rings of Power, and a few other shows? That’s what we’ll have to wait and see.

According to the latest issue of Production Weekly, Outer Banks season 4 is set to start production in June 2023. It’s hard to say if that means they’ll be rolling in June or if the crew is just gearing up for production start this summer. We’ll likely get more of an update on production when Chase Stokes makes an appearance at Tudum on Saturday, June 17.

With production starting soon, we’re still expecting to see Outer Banks season 4 on Netflix sometime in summer 2024.

Outer Banks season 4 cast

Because production hasn’t started yet and the season isn’t finished, Netflix has not announced the full cast of Outer Banks season 4 yet. But, we know who will definitely be in the season 4 cast, and we shared them below.

  • Chase Stokes as John B
  • Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
  • Madison Bailey as Kiara Carrera
  • Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
  • Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
  • Carlacia Grant as Cleo
  • Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
  • Austin North as Topper Thornton
  • Nicholas Cirillo as Barry

Given what happens in the season 3 finale, we shouldn’t expect Charles Halford to return as Big John, nor Charles Esten as Ward Cameron.

We could also see a few of these cast members return in season 4, but they had limited roles in season 4.

  • Caroline Arapoglou as Rose Cameron
  • Julia Antonelli as Wheezie Cameron
  • David Jensen as Wes Genrette

Jensen is the man at the end of season 4 who asks the Pogues if they want to go on another treasure hunt for Blackbeard’s treasure.

New cast members will likely be announced later in the filmmaking process. The good news is that co-creators/showrunners/executive producers Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke are set to return for Outer Banks season 4.

Outer Banks season 4 TUDUM cast tease

The teen show was featured at Netflix’s TUDUM event which took place on June 17. Though they didn’t have much to share about the upcoming season, we did get a fun little video of the cast as they start promoting what’s to come. Check out the video below and see our favorite Pogues on our screens once again!

Outer Banks season 3 ending, explained

At the end of Outer Banks season 3, it all goes down! Three seasons of treasure hunting culminate in an epic finale.

Sarah and John B (well mostly Sarah actually!) find El Dorado deep in the South American jungle. They grab all the gold they can and head back to Big John who is waiting for them at the mouth of the cave nursing a gunshot wound. When they return, Singh is there waiting for them. He tries to kill John B and Sarah, but Big John throws a stick of dynamite near the opening of the cave. It goes off and brings the mountain down on them.

Luckily, Big John, Sarah, and John B escape. They’re met outside the cave by Ward, who is very angry and wants the gold. The Pogues, who were waiting in the jungle, attack Ward with machetes before they all calm down.

One of Singh’s men, Ryan, appears and is going to execute everyone and steal the gold. He points the gun at Sarah, but Ward charges him, gets shot three times, and tackles Ryan off the cliff. They both die.

Big John is struggling from his injuries, and he also dies in the jungle. The Pogues hold a funeral for John B and Sarah’s dad before leaving the Jungle.

Fast forward 18 months later, there’s a new museum opening up in the Outer Banks dedicated to the Royal Merchant, Denmark Tanny, El Dorado, and the Pogues who put all the pieces together. At the dedication, John B, Sarah, Pope, JJ, Kiara, and Cleo are honored by the town.

At the very end, the Pogues drop little hints about what they’ve been up to. Kiara is saving turtles, while Pope is at school and Sarah and John B are running a surf shop. Oh, and JJ bought a charter boat. Things are good.

Just when you think things are going to be chill and normal for the Pogues, a man, Wes Genrette, shows up and asks if the Pogues are down for another treasure hunt. This time, they are going after the treasure of Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard. Boom. End of the season. New treasure hunt beginnings.

What’s next for the Pogues in Outer Banks season 4?

The show’s creators gave fans an idea of what to expect in Outer Banks season 4 in a statement released on Feb. 18, which reads:

“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 four of Outer Banks. Thank you to Netflix, our cast, and the amazing fans who helped to make this happen.”

Now that Outer Banks season 3 is out, we have a pretty good idea about what could happen next. The new season ends with a man approaching the Pogues with a proposition. He has a map from the year 1718 that obtains information about Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, an English pirate who sailed around the OBX. It’s believed through lore that he had buried treasure, so we can predict Outer Banks season 4 will see the group on the hunt for more gold.

On the surface, that appears to be the direction the Pogues are headed in season 4. We also have 18 months of things happening that we don’t know about. It will be interesting to see what winning (and losing) at the end of season 3 did to the Pogues and how they changed.

We also have Rafe, whose father just died, and Topper, who went full Dark Topper by burning down the Chateau near the end of the season, seeing their rivals getting accolades. Will they want in on this Blackbeard treasure? We have to think Rafe and Barry will be involved.

Once Netflix releases the official synopsis for Outer Banks season 4, we’ll add it here!

Who is Blackbeard?

Blackbeard was a captain and notorious pirate who lived during the late 17th and early 18th century. His real name was Edward Teach, and he had ties to many of the American colonies and West Indies during the early 1700s.

Teach was captured and killed in North Carolina (where the Outer Banks are, obviously) in 1718.

Blackbeard is a big part of North Carolina history, but we already know the Outer Banks creators are going to take some big chances with this story.

Co-creator Josh Pate told TUDUM:

“And it’s organic to the Outer Banks, “so OK, we’ll play that.” But it’s not going to be the usual Blackbeard story, put it that way.

We can’t wait to see where this story goes in season 4.

How many episodes are in Outer Banks season 4?

Typically, new seasons of Outer Banks have consisted of 10 episodes. As such, it seems highly likely the fourth season will follow this same format. However, there is a chance the episode count could be expanded or shortened. We’ll let you know once we hear of the official episode count.

While we wait for more news about the next season, check out our interview with OBX stars Austin North and Drew Starkey below!

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news and coverage on Outer Banks season 4! Outer Banks is on the list of the best shows on Netflix right now. Check out the list if you need more shows to watch while you wait for the new season.


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Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing sarahridley@ustimespost.com.

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