PUBLISHED: 17:49, Fri, May 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:22, Fri, May 1, 2020
The teen drama Outer Banks went down a hit with fans after it started airing on Netflix earlier this year, and viewers are already calling for a second series. The end of the first season left things on a cliffhanger, with John B (Chase Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (Madelyn Cline) being picked up by a crew on a boat. John B and his girlfriend had been caught in a tropical storm trying to escape the police, after he was framed for the murder of the local sheriff. Fans will be pleased to hear co-creator Josh Pate said he has already been working on a script for the next season.
He told Entertainment Weekly he had been discussing a new season with Netflix before the first season was even released on the streaming platform.
Pate said: "Netflix had greenlit us to write some [season 2] scripts, so we’ve been working on that for a few months now.
"Ever since we started, we always viewed it as something that was probably like a four-season, maybe five-season show, but definitely four seasons."
This will be music to the ears of avid fans who fell in love with John B's character, and viewers were left feeling emotional having seen the group of friends grow even stronger.
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Outer Banks: The friends hide from the police (Image: Netflix)
Sadly an official release date for the second season has not yet been announced, but fans are hoping for some new episodes by Spring 2021.
Some of the cast members had already talked of filming for a potential second season, however due to the coronavirus outbreak production has been put on hold across the globe.
This means fans of the series may have to wait until 2022 for a new series to come out, as communities across the world recover from the impact of the current lockdown.
Pate told Entertainment Weekly: "We’ve sort of long-arced it out pretty far. I’m just hoping that we get a chance to actually tell those stories.
"We feel like we really just played the opening round of that story."
Outer Banks: Ward takes John B fishing (Image: Netflix)
Outer Banks: Pope with JJ in the background (Image: Netflix)
The main cast members have attracted hundreds of new fans on their social media accounts since the new series aired.
The series follows a group of teenage friends who call themselves the