The Pate twins, Josh and Jonas, have spent the last two decades toiling away behind the scenes of the small screen, producing TV series that haven’t quite managed to capture the world’s attention enough to become heavy hitters. Aquarius, Believe, Blood & Oil, Surface and even Caprica were all perfectly fine, but they don’t tend to be talked about amongst the standout shows of the 00s and 10s. Now, together with Syriana consultant Shannon Burke, the twins are bringing a new teen treasure-hunting drama series to Netflix.
10 episodes of Outer Banks will hit the streaming platform this month, offering up a beach-heavy bowl of feelings, peril and hot, hot sand. Only time will tell if it’s coarse, rough, and irritating – or whether it’ll get everywhere.
As of this writing, season 2 has not been confirmed, but Netflix has been on a cancellation spree of its new series recently, nixing V-Wars, October Faction, Spinning Out, Messiah, AJ and the Queen and others. Outer Banks will need to be a very solid hit if we’re to see more of it in the future.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Outer Banks Release Date
Outer Banks will be streaming on Netflix from April 15.
Outer Banks Trailer
Here’s a first look at the new series, courtesy of Netflix…
Outer Banks Story Details
An official synopsis from Netflix describes Outer Banks as “a coming-of-age story that follows a tight-knit group of local teens (the “Pogues”) in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When a hurricane kills the power for the summer season, it sets off a chain of illicit events that force the friends to make life-altering decisions. The search for their ringleader’s missing father, forbidden romances, a high-stakes treasure hunt, and the escalating conflict between the Pogues and their rivals turn their summer into one filled with mystery and adventure they’ll never forget.”
Outer Banks Cast
Outer Banks stars Chase Stokes (Tell Me Your Secrets, Daytime Divas) as John B., Rudy Pankow (Snapchat’s Solve) as J.J., Jonathan Daviss (Age of Summer) as Pope, Madison Bailey (Black Lightning, Creepshow) as Kiara, Madelyn Cline (Boy Erased) as Sarah Cameron, Charles Esten (Nashville) as Ward Cameron, Austin North (I Didn’t Do It, All Night) as Topper, and Drew Starkey (Love, Simon, The Hate U Give, Mine 9) as Rafe Cameron.
Here’s some more key info on their characters (via Deadline):
John B is “the charismatic leader of the Pogue crew. His father went missing while trying to salvage a sunken ship, and he will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets behind his disappearance. John B convinces his friends to join him on the epic search for his father, and what his father was looking for, leading them on an unforgettable summer adventure.”
Sarah Cameron is “the vivacious queen bee of OBX, alongside her golden-boy boyfriend Topper. Though Sarah comes from the Kook world, there is more to her than meets the eye, and her quick wit and warm heart will catch the eye of John B and bring her into the adventure of a lifetime.”
Kiara is “an athletic hippychick with a socialist streak, and although she’d loathe to admit it, she’s from a rich family. Kiara fits in perfectly with the Pogues — she’s got a cutting sense of humor, a zen vibe, and a taste for adventure.”
Pope is “the smartest of the Pogues, and has a scholarship on the line — his ticket to a life outside of the Outer Banks. Pope is always down to go adventuring with his buddies, but he’s the cautious voice who warns them when they’re about to do something catastrophically stupid.”
JJ is John B’s “oldest friend and a fellow Pogue. He’s had a rough home life and is feisty yet troubled – a trickster, a hustler, funny, brave, a great liar, and loyal to a fault.”
Ward Cameron is “a wealthy (self-made) businessman who exudes a casual authority, and is Sarah & Rafe’s dad. He is the patriarch of Outer Banks society — smooth, competent, at home in the upper class world, but was born blue collar.”
Topper is “the king of the Kooks, a nationally ranked surfer, and Sarah’s boyfriend. Topper can be aggressive and entitled, but deep down he’s sensitive and sympathetic.”
Rafe is “a college dropout and a bad influence who frequently leads his sister and her friends astray. He’s entitled, sneaky, and manipulative.”
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