7 Shows Like ‘Outer Banks’

Summer is almost here — know what that means? Beach trips, perhaps to Outer Banks. Nearly a year has passed since Outer Banks fans received the good news that Netflix had renewed the series for a second season. There’s no official release date for Outer Banks Season 2 yet, but production wrapped just last month in Barbados and Netflix has announced the second season will debut this summer. While you await more episodes of the summery beach drama, there are a handful of other thrilling teen series to binge-watch — read on to catch a wave with some series similar to Outer Banks.

Outer Banks is an action-adventure mystery series following a handful of teens on a quest for hidden treasure on the oceanside island in North Carolina. When John B (Chase Stokes) sets out to find his father, he discovers there’s a lot more attached to the disappearance. Namely, there’s legendary treasure lurking somewhere in the sand. Chased by the wealthier residents of the town, John B and his slew of friends must find his father and save summer.

Before spring turns to summer and you’re back on the beach with more episodes of Outer Banks, here are a few similar shows to watch on Netflix:

1

‘Dare Me’

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Dare Me follows a handful of volatile female friendships in a small midwestern town, involving jealousy, loyalty, and the dynamics of power. The series follows the overly competitive world of competitive cheerleading, especially honing in on the best friendship between two girls on the squad. When a new coach comes to town, they’ll have to navigate the new leadership techniques, their own histories, and the drive to make their team excellent.

Stream Dare Me on Netflix

2

‘Riverdale’

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Riverdale is The CW’s hit series based on a handful of characters from the classic Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews’s drama-filled life in Riverdale, from wild relationships to brutal murders. Along with Archie, the series follows the young lives of Betty, Jughead, Veronica, Cheryl, and a handful of other teens in the town. If you love the mystery at the heart of Outer Banks, you’re sure to enjoy the many puzzles scattered amongst Riverdale.

Stream Riverdale on Netflix

3

‘Get Even’

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Get Even follows the lives of four epic teens at the elite Bannerman Independent School. They all fight injustice and expose wrongdoings in a gossip-filled saga of high-class revenge. When a string of school-wide injustices embroils the quartet, they must team up to uncover all of the corruption and reveal the truth.

Stream Get Even on Netflix

4

‘Northern Rescue’

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Northern Rescue picks up after the death of a family’s matriarch, in which they all uproot themselves from their home in Boston to move to Turtle Island Bay. But even as they try to move on, the death affects each of the family members in different ways, resonating with them as they cope with their loss and become a new family. The kids still face the typical teenage drama, especially having just moved to  a new town.

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5

‘Grand Army’

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Grand Army is a new Netflix teen drama, and it follows the likes of HBO’s hit Euphoria. Five students helm the series, which tracks them as they attempt to stay afloat in the chaotic world of young Brooklyn. At the largest public high school in the borough, they try to break free from the rest, seize their own future, and survive.

Stream Grand Army on Netflix

6

‘Zac & Mia’

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Zac & Mia follows two teens with cancer who meet on the Oncology floor in the hospital. Zac expects the worst when he learns he’ll be getting a new neighbor — fortunately, he’s proven wrong when he meets Mia, the exact opposite of what he was bracing for. The pair strike up an undeniable connection, and Zac tries to do everything he can to bring a smile to Mia’s face. If you loved the romance of Outer Banks, you’ll enjoy Zac & Mia.

Stream Zac & Mia on Netflix

7

‘The Society’

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The Society follows every teenager’s dream: no parents. When a busload of high school students travels out for a weekend vacation, they’re quickly sent home due to a large incoming storm. But when they return, the adults of the town have all disappeared. Though the newfound freedom feels fun at first, they quickly realize they’ll need to establish an order to things if they want to survive.

Stream The Society on Netflix

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