Will there be a season 3 of Sweet Magnolias?
Yes. There will be Sweet Magnolias season 3. The romantic drama series was officially renewed for a third season in May 2022. Just like the show’s first two seasons, Sweet Magnolias season 3 will have 10 episodes.
What is the release date for season 3 of Sweet Magnolias?
Sweet Magnolias season 3 doesn’t have an exact release date yet. And if you’re one of those fans who are looking forward to the show’s return this February 2023, we’re sorry to inform you that the third season of the series won’t premiere on Netflix in February 2023. The streaming giant recently unveiled the complete list of new content coming to its library this February 2023, and Sweet Magnolias season 3 is not among them.
As revealed in a tweet by the show’s official Twitter account, filming on Sweet Magnolias season 3 began in July 2022.
— Sweet Magnolias (@SweetMagnolias) July 18, 2022
And as first confirmed by the show’s writers on Twitter, production on the third season concluded in October 2022. “And that’s a wrap on season 3! Thank you to everyone who contributed to Serenity this year. And to everyone who’s waiting: It’ll be worth the wait. Promise,” read a post by the writers’ Twitter account at the time.
Executive producer Sheryl J. Anderson also confirmed the end of filming, tweeting: “We finished filming season 3 last night. It’s been a joy to spend another season in Serenity, working with, laughing with, and learning from amazing artists in the cast and crew. Our community made something beautiful for you. I’m grateful to them and excited for you to see it!!!”
Since it takes anywhere between 6 to 9 months for a show to finish post-production, it’s possible that Sweet Magnolias season 3 will debut as early as Spring 2023 or as late as Summer/Fall 2023.
Will Noreen be in season 3 of Sweet Magnolias?
Yes. Noreen Fitzgibbons is coming back for Sweet Magnolias season 3. Jamie Lynn Spears, who portrays Noreen in the series, confirmed her return to the show through an Instagram post she made during the start of the show’s season 3 filming.
Who will be in Sweet Magnolias season 3?
The central magnolias themselves, JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Maddie Townsend), Brooke Elliot (Dana Sue Sullivan), and Heather Headley (Helen Decatur) are all confirmed to reprise their respective roles for Sweet Magnolias season 3.
The following cast members are also expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming third season: Carson Rowland as Tyler Townsend, Logan Allen as Kyle Townsend, Anneliese Judge as Annie Sullivan, Chris Klein as Bill Townsend, Brandon Quinn as Ronnie Sullivan, Justin Bruening as Cal Maddox, and Chris Medlin as Isaac Downey,
Sweet Magnolias season 3 will also introduce new characters. Rachel Markarian (All American) was cast to play the new character Wendy. Jon Briddell (Doom Patrol) will make a guest appearance as Jimmy, and Jermaine Rivers (The Gifted) will recur in the new season as Charles Perkins.
What will happen in Sweet Magnolia season 3?
Sweet Magnolias follows Maddie, Dana, and Helen ― three South Carolina women who are best friends since childhood as they shepherd each other through the complexities of romance, career, and family. Season 2 ended with the trio mourning the passing of Miss Frances (Cindy Karr). At the funeral, Ryan (Michael Shenefelt) asked Helen, who’s now in a relationship with Erik (Dion Johnstone), to marry him.
“We wanted somebody to come and shake up that balance [between Helen and Erik], and Ryan’s the perfect one to do that,” Anderson told Entertainment Weekly after the season 2 finale in February 2022. “I hope to have a season 3 to be able to figure that out. I know what she’s going to say, but I wouldn’t guess that timeline. If we’re fortunate enough to have a season 3, that will be one of the chief topics at the beginning of the writers’ room.”
Anderson also teased how season 3 will disrupt the status quo that fans have gotten accustomed to since season 1.
“One of the reasons that we didn’t bring a lot of new people into season 2 was [because] we have such an amazing ensemble. In looking at how to end season 2, and in the hopes of getting a season 3, we thought, ‘wouldn’t it be fun if it looks like everybody knows exactly what they have to grapple with going forward, then out of nowhere, here comes this meteor,’” said Anderson.
In a separate interview with TVLine in February 2022, Anderson was asked who slashed Dana Sue’s tires at the end of season 2, and this was what she said about the mystery woman: “I will just say she has a past in common with our ladies and some other folks in town. She’s been away for a while, but she has come back with an agenda. She has come home to settle some scores.”
Where can I watch season 3 of Sweet Magnolias?
Just like the first two seasons of the show, Sweet Magnolias season 3 will be available to stream on Netflix.
Sweet Magnolias season 3 trailer
Sweet Magnolias season 3 doesn’t have a trailer yet. If you haven’t seen the series yet, you can watch the past trailers of the show below: