Almost immediately after it premiered in April 2020, Outer Banks became a fan-favorite Netflix series. The first 10 episodes kept viewers on the edge of their seats as characters John B, Sarah, JJ, Pope and Kiara embarked on a summer-long treasure hunt that led them to sunken gold. After what felt like months of waiting, the streaming service announced in July 2020 that a second season was officially on the way.

At the time, the show’s stars — Chase StokesMadelyn Cline, Rudy Pankow, Madison BaileyJonathan Daviss, Austin NorthDrew Starkey, Charles EstenDeion Smith, Caroline Arapoglou and Julia Antonelli — had returned to set and teased what fans could expect. According to a tweet Chase posted in November 2020, season 2 was going to be “absolutely wild.” Now, we can confirm that he was correct.

Similarly, in February 2021 he appeared on “Chicks in the Office” podcast and said the “story is so compelling this year,” noting that “this season is really really awesome … it’s also funny as hell and it’s also chaotic, per usual.”

In a separate interview, he also teased what fans can expect while talking with Access in February 2021. “Collectively this is a really empowering season. I think it’s a story that needs to be said,” he added. “It continues to go down the crazy world of what Outer Banks was last year.”

Months prior, he chatted with J-14 exclusively in July 2020 and share that some scenes for reason 2 would be filmed in a tropical location. “I think the Caribbean landscape is just so beautiful and the culture down there is so vibrant. To be able to spend time down there for an extended period of time, it would be absolutely a dream.” As fans know, the entire cast wrapped production on season 2 whilst in Barbados.


The actor also answered questions about the major fan theory that his character John B’s dad isn’t actually dead after all — which turned out to be true! “Wouldn’t that be cool?” Chase said. “Part of me wants to believe, as a son, that my dad could be alive … It’s hard to believe that he’s alive somewhere in the Bahamas, but fingers crossed. I hope the Bahamas opens a whole world of adventures for us, so we’ll see.”

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