UNC's Armando Bacot to Have Role on Season 3 of Netflix's 'Outer Banks'

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIMay 4, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 04: Armando Bacot #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels grabs a rebound against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament National Championship game at Caesars Superdome on April 04, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

UNC forward/center Armando Bacot will appear in the third season of the Netflix series Outer Banks, per Ross Martin of Inside Carolina:

Ross Martin @RossMartin_IC

<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UNC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UNC</a> star big man Armando Bacot on set in Charleston filming season three of Netflix’s popular teen action adventure dramaOuter Banks.<br><br>Bacot will appear in a few episodes as a character named “Mando.” <a href="https://t.co/4mkEPpr5TD">pic.twitter.com/4mkEPpr5TD</a>

Bacot shared images on a recent Instagram story:

Ken Watlington @KWOnAir

Is UNC hoops star Armando Bacot guest starring on season 3 of “Outer Banks?” His story on IG makes it seem like he’s on set down in Charleston… 🤔 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OBX3?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OBX3</a> <a href="https://t.co/lI4kRez9kX">pic.twitter.com/lI4kRez9kX</a>

Bacot broke out in his third season at UNC with 16.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. Thanks in part to his efforts, the Tar Heels reached the national championship game as a No. 8 seed.

Bacot is assuredly headed to the NBA someday, but he will be returning to UNC for his senior season:

Armando Bacot Jr. @iget_buckets35

Tar Heel forever ❤️ <a href="https://t.co/lBbbrb0hTT">pic.twitter.com/lBbbrb0hTT</a>

For now, Bacot is busy shooting Outer Banks. He gave a shoutout to Jonah and Josh Pate, the co-creators of the show, in a tweet Wednesday.

Armando Bacot Jr. @iget_buckets35

S/o the Pate brothers and my guy <a href="https://twitter.com/jadamlucas?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jadamlucas</a> <a href="https://t.co/sFwX3W7QU5">https://t.co/sFwX3W7QU5</a>

Chase Stokes (John B in Outer Banks) and Rudy Pankow (JJ) appear in the images alongside Bacot, per Ross Martin of Inside Carolina.

Outer Banks premiered on Netflix in April 2020. Per Rick Porter of the Hollywood ReporterOuter Banks had 2.1 billion minutes of watch time for the week of Aug. 2-8, 2021, which was the first full week after the second season premiered.

An official release date for Season 3 has not yet been revealed, per Kat Moon of TV Guide.