Outer Banks (TV series)
Outer Banks is an American action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke that premiered on Netflix on April 15, 2020. In July 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on July 30, 2021. The series is set in a community in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and follows conflict between two groups of teenagers in the community.
|Music by||Fil Eisler|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||42–61 minutes|
|Picture format||4K (16:9 UHDTV in HDR)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||April 15, 2020 –|
Outer Banks is set in a coastal town along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where there is a stark social divide between wealthy seasonal residents and working-class locals (who have the nicknames "Kooks" and "Pogues", respectively). The show follows a group of Pogue teenagers who live at The Cut, and are determined to find out what happened to the missing father of the group's ringleader, John B. Along the way, they discover a legendary treasure that is tied to John B's father.
Chased by the law and a wealthy group of Kooks from Figure Eight, the Pogues seek to overcome obstacles such as drugs, love, fighting, friendship, money, and the disenfranchisement of being an American teen.
Cast and characters
- Chase Stokes as John B Routledge, the ringleader of the Pogues
- Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, daughter of Ward Cameron and John B's love interest. She is referred to by many as the princess of the Kooks, however, her rebellious side often rejects the Kook life and gets her mixed up with the Pogues.
- Madison Bailey as Kiara "Kie" Carrera, the daughter of a successful restaurant owner who hangs out with the Pogues. She is technically a Kook as she comes from a wealthy family and lives in Figure Eight, but the Kooks reject her as a Kook.
- Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward, the brains of the Pogues
- Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank, John B's loyal best friend since the third grade who is a surfer
- Austin North as Topper, Sarah's ex-boyfriend and fellow Kook who despises the Pogues
- Charles Esten as Ward Cameron, Sarah's father, a wealthy business owner who lives on the wealthier part of the Outer Banks known as "Figure Eight"
- Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron, Sarah's older brother
- Adina Porter as Sheriff Peterkin (season 1), the local sheriff of Kildare County
- Cullen Moss as Deputy Shoupe, a sketchy cop who tries to redeem himself by taking down Ward
- Julia Antonelli as Wheezie Cameron, Sarah and Rafe's younger sister who often helps Sarah out
- Caroline Arapoglou as Rose, the Cameron siblings' stepmother and Ward's wife
- E. Roger Mitchell as Heyward, Pope's father
- CC Castillo as Lana Grubbs, the widow of a man named Scooter Grubbs who was killed during Hurricane Agatha
- Chelle Ramos as Deputy Plumb, a cop who works alongside Sheriff Peterkin and Deputy Shoupe
- Brian Stapf as Cruz
- Deion Smith as Kelce, Rafe's friend
- Nicholas Cirillo as Barry, Rafe's drug dealer and the owner of a pawn shop
- Charles Halford as Big John, John B's presumed dead father
- Gary Weeks as Luke, JJ's father
- Samantha Soule as Anna Carrera, Kie's mother
- Brad James as Agent Bratcher
- Terence Rosemore as Captain Terrance, the captain of the cargo ship heading to Nassau, Bahamas
- Carlacia Grant as Cleo (season 2), a crew member of Captain Terrance's cargo ship from Nassau
- Elizabeth Mitchell as Carla Limbrey (season 2), Ward's former associate in finding the Royal Merchant
- Jesse C. Boyd as Renfield (season 2), Limbrey's younger half-brother
|1||10||April 15, 2020|
|2||10||July 30, 2021|
Season 1 (2020)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Jonas Pate||Teleplay by : Josh Pate & Shannon Burke|
Story by : Josh Pate & Jonas Pate & Shannon Burke
|April 15, 2020|
|2||2||"The Lucky Compass"||Jonas Pate||Shannon Burke||April 15, 2020|
|3||3||"The Forbidden Zone"||Cherie Nowlan||Josh Pate||April 15, 2020|
|4||4||"Spy Games"||Cherie Nowlan||Jonas Pate||April 15, 2020|
|5||5||"MidSummers"||Jonas Pate||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||April 15, 2020|
|6||6||"Parcel 9"||Jonas Pate||Teleplay by : Keith Josef Adkins and Kathleen Hale|
Story by : Keith Josef Adkins
|April 15, 2020|
|7||7||"Dead Calm"||Valerie Weiss||Kathleen Hale||April 15, 2020|
|8||8||"The Runway"||Valerie Weiss||Rachel Sydney Alter||April 15, 2020|
|9||9||"The Bell Tower"||Jonas Pate||Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie||April 15, 2020|
|In the aftermath of the shooting of the sheriff, John flees while Ward sends the plane carrying the gold to the Bahamas and attempts to save the sheriff with Shoupe's help. However, the sheriff dies and Ward blames the murder on John to protect Rafe and locks up Sarah who escapes with her sister's help. As John goes on the run, his friends attempt to protect him while the police lead a manhunt. The Pogues decide to steal JJ's father's Formula boat so that John can flee the island while Rafe hunts him as well; Pope has his heartbroken after confessing his love to Kiara. As John evades the manhunt, he is trapped by Kelce and Topper, but briefly escapes; Topper then discovers Sarah and Johns hiding spot and alerts the police on their location. Topper later tricks the police to prove how much he still loves Sarah so John and Sarah can get away after Rafe sets their hiding place on fire.|
|10||10||"The Phantom"||Jonas Pate||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||April 15, 2020|
|Ward confesses to Rose his and Rafe's crimes, they then plan to fly to the Bahamas to retrieve the gold. police then swarm the island. John and Sarah continue hiding out; Ward intercepts Sarah's attempt to reveal the truth to Shoupe and the authorities, but she escapes her father. The Pogues steal the Phantom, JJ's father's boat, while John returns home to retrieve the gold he has stashed there. John steals Shoupe's police car while he is searching his house in order to meet the others. Rafe and Barry attack the Pogues, but are overpowered with the surprise attack of Pope; in the process, Barry learns that Rafe murdered the sheriff and implies he will blackmail Rafe with it. John and Sarah attempt to escape inland on the Phantom as a tropical storm strikes, their escape is soon spotted when power is restored to the cities lighthouse, which illuminates them in the bay. The authorities give chase, which forces John and Sarah into the open sea in the middle of the storm. Ward attempts to convince John to bring back Sarah if he truly loves her via the "Phantom's" radio. John reveals Ward's actions over the radio, leading to Shoupe arresting him, but the Phantom capsizes in the storm, and John and Sarah are presumed dead. As their friends mourn and Pope and Kiara start a relationship, John and Sarah survive the storm and are rescued by a passing cargo ship; with the ship on its way to Nassau, they realize that they now have a chance to recover the gold.|
Season 2 (2021)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"The Gold"||Jonas Pate||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
|12||2||"The Heist"||Jonas Pate||Josh Pate||July 30, 2021|
|13||3||"Prayers"||Jonas Pate||Josh Pate|
|July 30, 2021|
|14||4||"Homecoming"||Jonas Pate||Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
|15||5||"The Darkest Hour"||Valerie Weiss||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
|16||6||"My Druthers"||Sunny Hodge||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
|17||7||"The Bonfire"||Darnell Martin||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
|18||8||"The Cross"||Darnell Martin||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
|19||9||"Trapped"||Jonas Pate||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
|20||10||"The Coastal Venture"||Jonas Pate||Josh Pate & Shannon Burke||July 30, 2021|
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 was released on April 15, 2020. On July 24, 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season which was released on July 30, 2021.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Charles Esten, Austin North, and Drew Starkey were cast in starring roles. On July 2, 2019, Caroline Arapoglou joined the cast in a recurring role. On October 22, 2020, Elizabeth Mitchell was cast in a recurring role for the second season. On April 15, 2021, Carlacia Grant joined the cast in a recurring capacity for the second season.
Co-creator Jonas Pate envisioned filming in Wilmington, North Carolina, but Netflix opted not to film the show there because of the state's House Bill 2 legislation. Principal photography for the first season began on May 1, 2019, in Charleston, South Carolina. Filming for the second season began on August 31, 2020 and concluded on April 2, 2021.
Steve Greene of IndieWire gave the series' first season a B- and wrote a review saying, "Some of those later confrontations buckle under the weight of their plot connecting, but when Outer Banks dials its melodrama to its own sweet spot, there's enough fun to keep a story-hungry audience following along the trail." Reviewing the series for The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Fienberg described the series' first season as "pretty people, pretty cinematography, pretty dumb" and said, "the show is positively littered with characters and plot threads that feel like they might have been relevant or even important in a 13-episode season or a YA novel that offered more breathing room."
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an approval rating of 71% based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 6.72/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Outer Banks' over-the-top melodrama is balanced out by a strong sense of adventure that's bound to hook those looking to capture that summer feeling." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 61 out of 100 based on 9 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
The second season has a 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 6.70/10.
For the week of August 2 to 8, 2021, Outer Banks was ranked number one in the Nielsen ratings U.S. streaming chart, who announced that the show had been viewed for a total of 2.1 billion minutes of its 20 episodes. For the following week, the series was ranked number one again in the Nielsen ratings U.S. streaming chart with a total of 1.16 billion total minutes of viewing for the 20 episodes.
On December 21, 2020, a North Carolina teacher and author named Kevin Wooten filed a lawsuit against Netflix and the creators of Outer Banks, claiming they stole the plot of his novel Pennywise: The Hunt For Blackbeard's Treasure!. Wooten is seeking for ongoing royalties and damages payments.
Awards and nominations
|2020||People's Choice Awards||The Show of 2020||Outer Banks||Nominated|||
|The Drama Show of 2020||Nominated|
|The Bingeworthy Show of 2020||Won|
|The Male TV Star of 2020||Chase Stokes||Nominated|
|The Drama TV Star of 2020||Nominated|
|2021||MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Kiss||Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline||Won|||
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