The Curse Of Oak Island Season 9 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

Treasure hunting is one of the great activities conceived by mankind. Treasure hunters scour specific locations to try and find artifacts and the history behind them. The mystique behind treasure hunting was turned into a reality TV show by History in 2014 called "The Curse of Oak Island." The show, which has been on the air for eight seasons, follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina as they attempt to crack the 223-year history of Oak Island. Per History's official website description, teams of researchers have spent the past two centuries trying to find the treasure buried on the small island of Nova Scotia, but haven't had any luck. The Lagina brothers, along with technical analysts and researchers, hope to make history while taking viewers along on their journey on "The Curse of Oak Island."

With eight seasons under their belts, the Oak island team of treasure hunters, researchers, divers are still not giving hope of one day finding the elusive treasure. Though the COVID-19 pandemic might have halted their excavation efforts, viewers are eagerly anticipating the next challenges that await the team. Here's everything we know about Season 9 of "The Curse of Oak Island."

When will The Curse of Oak Island Season 9 be released?

While History has yet to announce a ninth season of "The Curse of Oak Island," it doesn't mean that the show's canceled. Fans can refer back to previous seasons to get an idea when "The Curse of Oak Island" will be returning to television screens.

Per IMDb, "The Curse of Oak Island" has steadily increased its episode count every season since its premiere in 2014. Every season, except for the first one, has also begun in November, meaning that if History has renewed the show for a ninth season, fans will only have to wait a couple of months to see what the field team has been up to.

Also, considering how much resources have been put into the show, and the fact that there are still many mysteries left to be solved by the Lagina brothers, it seems likely that the show will go on until they've exhausted all their options to find the Money Pit.

Who will be on The Curse of Oak Island Season 9?

"The Curse of Oak Island" would not be the hit show it is without its brave and adventurous cast members. Throughout the past eight seasons, viewers have seen the crew of treasure hunters, divers, and researchers form a formidable bond, and they can expect more of the same familiar faces to appear if the show is renewed for a ninth season.

Of course, the show's masterminds, brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, will presumably return for Season 9. Rick was the one who kickstarted the quest, after reading about Oak Island in Reader's Digest as a child, according to History. Marty has been supportive of the mission as well, funding the project throughout the years.

Other cast members who are also likely to return include Alex Lagina, Marty's son, who is also a qualified diver, Dave Blankenship, one of the three permanent residents of Oak Island, and Craig Tester, Marty's business partner, all of whom have dedicated biographies on History's website. Additionally, research experts like Dr. Ian Spooner, the wetland geologist, and Gary Drayton, a metal detector specialist, are likely to return to Season 9 as well.

Fans are also engrossed in the mystery of The Curse of Oak Island

It shouldn't be a surprise that fans of "The Curse of Oak Island" want to get into the fun and help the team unearth the secrets that have plagued them for so long. Research expert Dr. Ian Spooner revealed to the University of Calgary that "The Curse of Oak Island" has made everyone want to be treasure hunters. "I get emails every day from people with theories they want the research team to consider," he shared. "I think that's one of the most gratifying aspects to this project — emails that say, 'My dad and I have been interested in Oak Island for the last six years and here's what we think...' It seems that families connect over the mystery."

For Spooner, though, his mission is to help Rick and Marty Lagina find closure because of how much time they've dedicated to finding out the truth. "[The end goal] doesn't have to be a treasure, but we are all committed to understanding what really happened on Oak Island, 226 years ago," he said. "I want the brothers to have answers."