Netflix's New Show 'Outer Banks' Looks Like the Perfect Blend of 'The O.C.' and 'Riverdale'
These days, you probably have a lot of time to stream Netflix. But there's only so many old episodes of Gossip Girl you can watch, right? Well, if you're in the mood for another soapy drama stacked with hot people and preposterous stakes, then I have some very good news: Netflix is dropping its new series, Outer Banks, in two weeks, and it looks the perfect blend of The O.C. and Riverdale (with, yes, a little Gossip Girl thrown in).
The show takes place on North Carolina's idyllic Outer Banks: sunny and beachy but with, apparently, a major class divide. You're either super rich or working two jobs in this town, per narrator John Booker Rutledge (Chase Stokes). The central characters in this story are in the latter category, which is why when they find out John's missing father somehow acquired $400 million in gold, all hell breaks loose. What transpires is an all-out treasure hunt, mixed with saucy romance and clash collisions between the Outer Banks's wealthy and working class.
Watch the trailer for yourself, below. You'll pick up on the Riverdale (crime, hot people) and O.C. (beach, hot people) vibes instantly.
Netflix's official description for the series reads, "Outer Banks is a coming-of-age story that follows a tight-knit group of local teens (a.k.a. the Pogues) in 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."
Sold? Me too. All 10 episodes of Outer Banks hit Netflix on Wednesday, April 15.
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