When Outer Banks premiered on Netflix in April 2020, fans were immediately sucked into the treasure hunt and subsequent love stories that unfolded over the show’s first 10 episodes. Starring Chase StokesMadelyn Cline, Rudy Pankow, Madison BaileyJonathan Daviss, Austin NorthDrew Starkey and more, the series is considered a coming of age story with the main character, John B, still in high school.

With the show’s second season officially on Netflix, fans are wondering what they can expect from the upcoming episodes. “Collectively this is a really empowering season. I think it’s a story that needs to be said,” Chase told Access in February 2021, while teasing season 2. “It continues to go down the crazy world of what Outer Banks was last year.

Nearly two months later, the cast revealed that they had finished filming in April 2021 after taking a trip to Barbados to film some specific scenes.

“What a labor of love this season has been. To the best crew in this business. Thank you. You have fought through adversity with a sense of humor. Sacrificed your time during a global pandemic to bring to life another incredibly compelling story,” Chase captioned a social media post. “This isn’t an easy show to do, and for those that are there before we get to work, and those who stay when we leave. My heart is filled with gratitude for you. This is more than just a tv show. This has become a big ole’ family. Thank you for on the most difficult days to make us all smile, and on the best days to laugh and joke with us. It’s bittersweet, but I’m very, very proud of this season. Can’t wait for you guys to see it.”

While fans are obsessed with Outer Banks, just like other shows in the same genre, things aren’t always what it seems when it comes to the actor’s ages and how they compare to their characters. Unlike some fan-favorite shows, these Netflix stars are relatively close in age to their teenage counterparts (save for a few actors), but that didn’t stop fans from being totally shook when they uncovered how old the entire cast really is.

Wondering how John B, Sarah Cameron and the rest of the Pogues match up to their characters age-wise? Scroll through our gallery for a full breakdown, and prepare yourselves, because how old the stars really are may come as a major surprise!

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