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Who is Alexander Jennings and How is he Linked to Netflix Show ‘Outer Banks’?

Season 3 of the Netflix series Outer Banks just dropped and the fans of the show can’t keep their calm and excitement. The third season of the show premiered on the streaming giant platform on February 23, 2023.

The Pogues are finally back! In the drama series Outer Banks, the Pogues are played by actors like Jonathan Daviss, Chase Stokes, Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline, and Rudy Pankow.

At the end of the ninth episode, one very special member of the show Outer Banks received a lovely tribute. Read on to know everything about the personal and professional life of Alexander Jennings including his connection to the Netflix series.

Here’s all you need to know about Alexander Jennings

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the team of the show Outer Banks paid a heart-touching tribute to Alexander Jennings at the end of the ninth episode in the Outer Banks’ third season.

Alexander Jennings was a stunt performer who played the role of the stand-in actor or body double of Chase Stokes. Unfortunately, he passed away at the tender age of 22 on July 5, 2022, due to the injuries that he sustained in a double hit-and-run accident.

The accident occurred in North Charleston, South Carolina, where the series was being filmed. The scary accident didn’t happen during the filming of the show or on the location of the show.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Alexander ‘AJ’ Jennings was walking along Sol Legare Road near Cozet Drive around 2:30 a.m. He was struck by a car that fled the scene. He was then struck by a second car which also fled the scene, but was later located in downtown Charleston …”

Who shared the news of Alexander Jennings’ death?

The tragic news of Jennings’ demise was confirmed by Kimmie Stewart Casting, who represented Chase Stokes, on the social networking platform Facebook. He started by writing, “It is with great sadness that I share on Tuesday Alexander “AJ” Jennings’ mother informed me of his tragic death.”

Kimmie went on to say, “Outer Banks crew & cast suffered a terrible loss when AJ was struck by two cars, that fled the scene early this morning.”

He further added, “AJ was a beautiful, kind soul & a bright light every day on set. He moved to Charleston from New York to work as our John B photo double/stand in this season. I cannot fathom the shock and tragedy of AJ’s sudden loss and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Chase Stokes paid a heartfelt tribute to Alexander Jennings

At that time, Chase took to his Instagram Story and wrote, “Still trying to process why certain things happen, and why the world works in the ways that it does. My heart is shattered. Your life was just starting.”

Stokes further added, “We JUST talked about how pumped you were about your tunes, how far you’d come with that ole 6 string and your want to keep creating art. Always always making others hearts warm and being so damn selfless I wish I had more words to say right now, but the past day has been a struggle to say the least.”

He concluded the lengthy statement by writing, “We all loved you, you touched all of our lives and made us all better people, and for that Thank You AJ. Fly high angel.”

What is the show ‘Outer Banks’ all about?

The drama series Outer Banks follows the story of a tight-knit group of local teens (known as ‘the Pogues’) in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Netflix’s description of the show Outer Banks reads, “On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father’s disappearance.”

On the other hand, when we put some light on the star cast of the Netflix series, it stars Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Chase Stokes, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Drew Starkey, Deion Smith, and Charles Esten.

Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke are the creators of the teen drama show Outer Banks. Not only this, but the show is also executive produced by the trio. The first season of the show saw the light of day on Netflix on April 15, 2020. When it comes to the second season of the drama series, it arrived on Netflix on July 30, 2021.

‘Outer Banks’ has been renewed for a fourth season

A couple of days ago, it was announced that the hit show has been renewed for a fourth season. As per a report by Daily Mail, Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke, the creators of the Netflix show disclosed that the show has been renewed for season 4 during Poguelandia Fan Event in Huntington Beach, California on February 18, 2023, Saturday.

Nearly all members of the show Outer Banks marked their attendance at the fan event. At one moment, during the fan event, Pates and Burke said, ‘Seeing Poguelandia come to life was nothing short of spectacular.’

They further added, ‘The Pogues are enjoying an adventure of a lifetime, and we now get to map out more twists and turns as the joyride continues into season four of Outer Banks.’ She went on to say, ‘Thank you to Netflix, our cast, and the amazing fans who helped to make this happen.’

Soon after the fans of the show began expressing their happiness on various social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. One social media user commented, “Season four confirmed before launching 3, it was what we asked for yessss.”

Another user chimed in, “the fact that it got renewed before OBX3 even premiered just proves how good this show is… LETS GOOOO.” Followed by a user who penned, “SEASON 4 LETS GOOOOO.”

Have you watched the third season of the Netflix show Outer Banks? If you have seen it, kindly let us know your thoughts on the latest season of the series. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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