Entertainment TV 'Outer Banks' Season 4: Everything to Know From when filming starts to which cast members are returning, here's everything to know about Outer Banks season 4 By Kelsie Gibson Kelsie Gibson Twitter Kelsie Gibson is the SEO Editor of PEOPLE Digital. Since joining the brand in 2021, she has contributed to a number of different verticals, writing and editing SEO content ranging from relationship timelines to TV and movie explainers. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Kelsie worked at POPSUGAR as the Celebrity and Entertainment editor, where she wrote and edited content and conducted various interviews for online and video at press junkets, red carpets, and events such as Tribeca Film Festival. She was also formerly at Bustle, Tiger Beat, and Her Campus and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on April 17, 2023 12:52 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix This post contains spoilers for Outer Banks season 3. The Pogues are going on another treasure hunt! Ahead of Outer Banks season 3, the cast announced the show's renewal for a fourth season during their fan event Poguelandia on Feb. 18. "Seeing Poguelandia come to life was nothing short of spectacular," series co-creators, executive producers and showrunners Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke said in a joint statement to Variety. "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." Though details about the fourth season are scarce, the season 3 finale perfectly sets up the storyline. Following their adventures at El Dorado, an 18-month time jump shows the Pogues being honored for their discoveries back home. In the final scene of season 3, they are also enlisted to go on another adventure revolving around Edward Teach, a.k.a the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Here's everything to know about the upcoming season of Outer Banks. The Cast of 'Outer Banks': Everything to Know Who is returning for Outer Banks season 4? Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix It's assumed that the main cast will return for Outer Banks season 4, including Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Carlacia Grant, Austin North and Drew Starkey. Speaking with PEOPLE exclusively, Daviss admitted he's interested to see how the Pogues' relationships with each other progress in a fourth season. "There's no way they're not treasure hunting, so how does that play into all of this?" he teased. "How is his relationship with JJ and Kiara now? Is that different? Is his relationship with John B different? They're all still friends, but it has been a year. So I'm interested to see what all those interpersonal dynamics are." Who is not returning for Outer Banks season 4? Courtesy of Netflix Following the shocking deaths of Ward Cameron and John Routledge in the season 3 finale, it's possible that Charles Esten and Charles Halford won't return for season 4. Starkey spoke with PEOPLE about how he thinks his character Rafe will react to his father Ward Cameron's demise ... especially after putting a hit out on him in season 3. "It's interesting because he's already made the conscious decision to go into these uncharted waters of independence this season," he said. "The first two seasons, you've seen him holding onto this dependency from his family and his father, and then this season, he allows himself to break free of that. It could go one of two ways: he could embrace it and move forward or he could react a little more aggressively." What will Outer Banks season 4 be about? JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX As teased in the season 3 finale, the show features a major time jump as the Pogues are honored for their discovery of El Dorado while also given the opportunity to go on a new adventure, seemingly in search of famed pirate Blackbeard's hidden treasure. For Bailey, the actress told PEOPLE the new treasure hunt feels like a "fresh start" for the show. "[Fans] should interpret it not as the end of an era, but we are very much summing up seasons one and two with a button," she teased. "It can go really anywhere," she said of the new season. "I think we have a bit of a clean slate." Of her hopes for the Pogues, she wants them to get a "solid win" in the new season. "With the [season 3] finale we've had our treasure hunt fun, which was kind of just to help John B and also to help Pope's family, and this kind of feels like a job opportunity," she noted. "I hope they embrace this new challenge with more wisdom and I am excited to see where the relationships go and how have they've matured over these 18 months." Josh also teased that the upcoming season will feature several flashbacks to fill in the gaps with the 18-month time jump. "We felt like we needed to migrate them out of school," he explained to Tudum. "We think about the first three [seasons] as a trilogy and then we're starting over on [another sort of] trilogy now. We just needed to clear the decks. We're going to have new villains, a new treasure hunt, a new life situation." When does Outer Banks season 4 start filming? While chatting with PEOPLE at the Nylon House during the first day of the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2023, Bailey revealed that she and the cast will be returning to Charleston this summer to start filming for the fourth season. When will Outer Banks season 4 be released? Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix Outer Banks season 4 doesn't currently have a release date as it was just confirmed in February 2023. However, the first three seasons are currently streaming on Netflix. Will there be an Outer Banks season 5? JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX Netflix hasn't confirmed if season 4 will be the show's final season. Showrunners Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke previously stated that they had plans for the series to run for four or five seasons, however, they recently told EW that they're no longer adhering to that plan. "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," Josh told the publication. Josh also teased to Tudum that they already know how the series will end. "We've always known from the beginning what the last scene would be, if we would be lucky enough to get it that far," he said, while Burke added that there's "a lot of dark, blank space" before reaching that final moment.