Outer Banks is set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The main plot surrounds a tight-knit group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks called The Pogues. When a series of unusual events occur on the island, The Pogues, led by their charismatic leader John B, embark on a mission to find his missing father. In the process, they stumble across a treasure map that unearths a long-buried secret.
- Charles Esten as Ward Cameron
- Chase Stokes as John B. Routledge
- Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
- Madison Bailey as Kiara Carrera
- Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward
- Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank
- Austin North as Topper Thornton
- Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
- Caroline Arapoglou as Rose Cameron
- Adina Porter as Sheriff Peterkin
- Cullen Moss as Deputy Shoupe
- Julia Antonelli as Wheezie Cameron
- Nicholas Cirillo as Barry
- E. Roger Mitchell as Heyward
- Deion Smith as Kelce
- Gary Weeks as Luke Maybank
- CC Castillo as Lana Grubbs
|After a hurricane, John B, JJ, Pope and Kiara plunge headlong into danger and adventure when they find a mysterious sunken wreck.|
| "The Lucky Compass"
|Convinced that the clue found onboard the boat connects to his missing father, John B leads his friends on an increasingly frantic search for answers.|
| "The Forbidden Zone"
|As the gang hatches an illicit scheme to get to the bottom of the deep-sea mystery, John B confronts Sarah while Pope jumps at the chance for revenge.|
| "Spy Games"
|When John B's supervision-free home life catches up to him, he receives a well-timed assist — and some spiffing up — from the last person he expects.|
|John B believes he's made a breakthrough in the hunt for the gold, but his desire to include Sarah in the quest causes friction among the friends.|
| "Parcel 9"
|A spooky island legend, a broken friendship and John B’s new living situation keep the crew on their toes as they search high and low for the treasure.|
| "Dead Calm"
|JJ's reckless behavior ramps up when the friends try to score some quick cash. Meanwhile, John B grows closer to Sarah — and makes her dad suspicious.|
| "The Runway"
|John B finally learns the truth about his dad — and sets off a chain of events that jeopardizes everything he and his friends have fought to accomplish.|
| "The Bell Tower"
|With his options dwindling and enemies closing in, John B looks for an exit plan. Sarah feels pressured to pick a side. Pope lets his emotions out.|
| "The Phantom"
|An island crawling with law enforcement and a looming tropical storm are just two of the obstacles facing John B as he tries to make his escape.|
On May 3, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes, created and executive produced by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke. The first season was released on April 15, 2020.
Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Charles Esten, Austin North, and Drew Starkey were cast in leading roles alongside the series announcement. Caroline Arapoglou joined the cast as a recurring role on July 2, 2019.
- On May 3, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes.
- The series was created and executive produced by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke.
- The series creators say that plans are underway for several subsequent seasons, however, no announcement has been made by Netflix.
- In June 2020, series showrunner Jonas Pate revealed that Netflix had given them the green light to develop the scripts for Season 2.
- Several scenes in the series were captured while the cast didn't know the cameras were rolling. This includes a scene between Rudy Pankow (JJ Maybank) and Madison Bailey (Kiara Carrera) in the opening scene of the Pilot episode. When "Kiara" is seen placing sunglasses on "JJ's" face, the actors were unaware of filming and were just goofing around off-camera. The actors claim that several scenes were like this.
- The cast each kept a memento from the set. J.D. kept the rubber duck Pope finds at the Cameron House, Chase kept John B.'s shoes and bandanas, Rudy kept JJ's lighter, Maddie kept a little keychain pouf that she found at the chateau, and Madison kept her Pogue bracelet.
- 'Outer Banks' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix - 'Hollywood Reporter'
- ‘Outer Banks’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix - 'Deadline'
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