So, Netflix just dropped the first trailer to Outer Banks, a hot YA original series for our eyeballs, and we’re keen as beans.
Set in a small beach town divided by the rich and the poor, the series follows a ragtag group of teens called the Pogues, made up of leader John B. (Chase Stokes) JJ (Rudy Pankow), Pope (Jonathan Daviss) and Kiara, as they uncover the mystery behind John’s missing father and a secret $400 million buried at sea.
Suffice to say, it looks pretty neat and, if like us, you’re wondering who the cast are (and who they’re dating), we’ve rounded that up just for you.
Chase Stokes (Daytime Divas) plays John, Pogues’ ringleader who convinces his friends to join him to find out the mystery behind his father’s disappearance, who vanished one day after searching for an abandoned submarine.
Stokes’ Instagram presence is cool, hipster surfer-boy chic. Seen below with his buddies heading into ride some waves and onto some long road-trip adventures, and with a love for classic ’80s and ’90s cinema, I’m not quite sure if this is a Chase Stokes IG or John’s, lol.
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Took a red eye flight on Easter Sunday, with $100 dollars in my bank account and never looked back. I had no idea five and a half months later id be wrapping up on a project that I couldn’t have dreamt up to be any better. To my newfound family, thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in a kid with a dream. Jonas, I know your not a big social media guy, but man oh man.. I’ll say nothing and I think you’ll smell what I’m steppin in. All I gotta say kids is, believe in yourself, and go fuckin do what you love. Hopefully you guys will enjoy this journey with us. I think it’s going to be pretty rad. Alright. John B OUT 🤘🏽 Oh, also..Netflix? Thanks for employin ya boi. I appreciate dat.
On the 15th of June, Stokes announced he and Outer Banks co-star Madelyn Cline were dating in an Instagram post.
Rudy Pankow and Jonathan Daviss
Meanwhile, Rudy Pankow (Snapchat’s Solve) and Jonathan Daviss (Age of Summer) have a killer bromance.
Pankow is a handsome internet clown on Instagram, so it’s only natural that he plays JJ, John’s best friend and the jokester of the group.
Daviss on the other hand plays Pope, the smartest and most cautious of the Pogues, who’s studying for a scholarship to get out of the Outer Banks.
Anywho, while the two have not publicly shared whether they’re dating anyone, we can at least look at their bromance.
What’s not to love, just dudes being dudes. Handsome goofy kings. A pair of best buds mucking around on Instagram.
Madelyn Cline (Boy Erased, Stranger Things) plays Outer Banks’ queen bee, Sarah Cameron. Coming from the richer side of the small beach city, Sarah is more than she alludes to and joins the group after she meets John. Growing feelings towards him, things between her and her surfing boo, Topper (Austin North), become a bit… complicated lol.
Despite playing someone from an out of touch area, Cline is hella relatable right now.
As mentioned above, as of the 15th of June, she and Chase Stokes are dating. Although, judging from the caption—”cat’s outta the bag”—and Jonathan Davis’s reply, “well, it’s about time,” we suspect they’ve been dating for a while now. Maybe, even, since the show was in production?
In the show, Madison Bailey (Black Lightning) plays Kiara, the Pogues’ athletic hippie and social activist from a rich family. According to Deadline, she’s the chill member of the group, craves adventure like the rest of them and has a cheeky sense of humour.
And, outside of the show, she’s practising a classic Animal Crossing passtime, fishing, and just hanging out with her besties and man’s best friend.
And we’re here for all of it.
Last week, the Outer Banks star came out as pansexual on TikTok and revealed she’s dating Mariah Linney, and they look super cute together.
Surprise 🖤 @mariahlinney♬ Im not falling youre falling – nobodys.owen
So, uh, when can I watch these cuties on screen?
Outer Banks premieres on Netflix on 15th April.
What? I just think he’s neat.