"Outer Banks" Creators In Trouble After Local Residents Complain of Loud Noises and Strobe Lights

Tamara Fuentes
·2 mins read
Photo credit: Curtis Baker - Netflix
Photo credit: Curtis Baker - Netflix

From Seventeen

Looks like the Outer Banks Pogues are not only getting the trouble with the Kooks, but with some of the locals as well.

According to The Post and Courier, residents in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina have been dealing with their fair share of woes after some scenes being filmed for Outer Banks season two caused them to be awake late at night.

"At the end of September, cast and crewmembers spent three late nights in a row filming a scene that involved a rain and lightning simulator, casting strobe lights into house windows and producing noise that kept neighbors down the block up all night, according to residents," the Post and Courier reported.

Details for season two are still completely under wraps, but with everything that went down in season one, there's no doubt that this means there will be some intense scenes coming up with all this info.

Show creator Jonas Pate revealed that this wasn't their plan and that it was likely some locals didn't receive notice about filming.

"It’s really hard to do something like this and have everyone give you a thumbs up, but we do our best to talk to folks who are thrown off by it. We’re not trying to be intrusive or 'Hollywood' about it. We’re sensitive to the residents of Mount Pleasant, and it feels personal to us," he said. "It was a big scene with lightning strikes, and that’s pretty jarring to anyone, so I get it that some of the residents were upset. If we miss someone [with notices], that’s 100 percent on us, and we’ll correct it. We’re aware of it and going to do better next time."

Residents were compensated $750 for everything that went down, but more filming is set to take place in the same area later on in this year.

Some fans might be surprised to hear that the show doesn't actually film in the Outer Banks, which are located in North Carolina. The series has been filming around the Charleston, South Carolina area "due to anti-LGBTQ legislation dating back to 2016′s House Bill 2," according to the Wilmington Star News.

With OBX just starting filming for season two, hopefully they won't have any too many issues as they continue.

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