Netflix has released the trailer and key art for its 10-episode, one-hour series Outer Banks, launching on the streaming service on April 15.
Outer Banks is 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.
The series was co-created and executive produced by Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke, who are also serving as showrunners.
The show stars Chase Stokes as John B., Rudy Pankow as J.J., Jonathan Daviss as Pope, Madison Bailey as Kiara, Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, Charles Esten as Ward Cameron, Austin North as Topper, and Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron.
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.
J.J. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And Rafe is Sarah’s older brother, a college dropout and a bad influence who frequently leads his sister and her friends astray. He’s entitled, sneaky, and manipulative.