Netflix has just granted Sweet Magnolias season 3 the go-ahead, much to our relief given the suspenseful finale of season two!
Executive producer Dan Paulson declared with enthusiasm following the announcement of the renewal, “We can’t wait to return to Serenity for our third season on Netflix!”
JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley announced the exciting news on their respective social media platforms, further adding to the fervor of anticipation.
Sweet Magnolias’ protagonists Maddie, Dana Sue, and Helen face momentous choices that could impact the whole town of Serenity.
They were grateful for the bottomless glasses of margaritas that provided an opportunity for meaningful discussion about their issues.
Life has grown to be a complicated affair for the three, endeavoring to live and cherish in their ordinary town protected by a white picket fence.
Let’s honor what has happened and discuss what the following season could hold, now that a major cliffhanger has presented all of them with potential consequences.
When Can Fans Expect the Release of Sweet Magnolias Season 3?
In the Spring of 2022, Sweet Magnolias‘ writers’ room broke the news that they were officially entering production on Season Three.
The communication was concise and to the point: “We’re returning to Serenity, everyone! We’re ecstatic to announce that Sweet Magnolias has been renewed for a third season. We eagerly anticipate welcoming everyone back home.”
On the 18th of July, production for the new episodes began. To mark the occasion, the show team displayed a beautiful photograph of their directors’ chair backs, adorned with flowers and the show’s name.
They inquired, “Shall we commence? We are delighted to have everyone come back to Serenity to shoot Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias!“
We are delighted to share that season three of this project will arrive sometime this year, having steadily advanced since its inception.
In an interview with Parade, JoAnna Garcia Swisher – the star of the show – officially revealed the thrilling news.
In response to being queried whether we will view season three in the present year, she declared, “Unquestionably. It shall be here sooner than you expect. I can’t provide a precise date presently, but I will soon. I am ecstatic about season three!
This season has brought about a novel and fresh atmosphere. Even though the beloved characters and places have not changed, we get a sense of going deeper with Serenity. It was an enjoyable journey that set the stage for season four; the tale has yet to be finished!
In October 2022, the production of the third season was successfully completed. Showrunner Sheryl J Anderson reported the news on Twitter, saying
It was a delight to spend yet another season in Serenity, interacting with, giggling with, and gathering knowledge from remarkable creators in the cast and crew. We completed filming Season 3 just last night.
Our wonderful neighborhood has crafted something stunning, just for you. I’m thankful to them and delighted for you to observe it!
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!!! https://t.co/hY6k6hMTlJ— Sheryl J. Anderson (@sheryljanderson) October 21, 2022
The Sweet Magnolias writing team shared an update with their fan base on the show’s progress.
With the completion of Season 3, we would like to extend our appreciation to all who took part in the production of Serenity. We assure everyone waiting that the outcome will be worth their anticipation.
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. 🌸 photo by @sheryljanderson pic.twitter.com/oyoV1GZRsa— Sweet Magnolias Writers (@swtmagnoliaroom) October 21, 2022
Although the return of Sweet Magnolias is expected in 2021, its precise air date is yet to be announced. It is difficult to speculate about a possible month for its launch due to the unpredictable delay of the previous two seasons. Season one debuted in May 2020 and season two aired in February 2022, mostly as a result of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A show like Sweet Magnolias, with limited special effects requirements, usually takes nine months to a year to finish. We thus anticipate the next season to arrive sometime between April and June 2023.
We will make sure to provide you with the latest information as soon as it becomes available.
Who’s in the Cast of Sweet Magnolias Season 3?
Without question, Sweet Magnolias would be incomplete without the incredible actresses, JoAnna Garcia Swisher (portraying Maddie Townsend), Brooke Elliot (in the role of Dana Sue Sullivan), and Heather Headley (Helen Decatur), all of whom are set to reprise their roles.
Tyler (portrayed by Carson Rowland), Kyle (Logan Allen), and Annie (Anneliese Judge) – their kids – will also be making a return.
Despite a diminished presence in the second season, Chris Klein as Bill remains a notable figure in the main storyline. It’s likely that he’ll make some kind of appearance in order to keep up with the development of his numerous progeny.
Jamie Lynn Spears, the portrayer of new mother Noreen, recently expressed her return for the upcoming season with a post on Instagram captioned, “My darker hair for the summer only signals one thing…Noreen is back! #Season3”.
Brandon Quinn’s character Ronnie, who plays Maddie’s on/off husband, experienced a positive shift in season two and was welcomed back into the family home. Thus, unless a radical event or a time skip occurs and he takes off, Ronnie is probably making his return.
In contrast, Isaac (Chris Medlin) has just gotten his bearings after his search for his birth parents in Serenity. Cal (Justin Bruening) experienced a setback when his old issues resurfaced, prompting an impulsive act that landed him in jail. But, it would be unexpected for him to simply vanish without warning.
Season three of the show will feature a number of new faces, including Rachael Markarian. Markarian’s previous work includes roles in Tales of the Walking Dead, Top Gun: Maverick, and All American.
After completing the shoot for Markarian, Jermaine Rivers of The Gifted and Dynasty fame will have a recurring role as Charles Perkin. Rivers commemorated his time on the set with an Instagram video of a memorable present from the production team.
Charles is a fresh character in Sweet Magnolia’s storyline, since he wasn’t present in the original books, leading to exciting and unforeseen moments.
To conclude, the last of the latest casting decisions include Jon Briddell for a guest appearance in Doom Patrol as Jimmy.
Unveiling the Plot of Sweet Magnolias Season 3: What Surprises Await?
The show has a wealth of material to address in its third series.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight in early 2021, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, the star of Sweet Magnolias, declared that the upcoming third season would begin very close to where the second season concluded.
She asserted that it was unproductive to try to catch up on past events months later, inquiring: “What happened to Helen? Is Justin in jail?” She proposed that they should “go big or go home”.
Even before a third season was confirmed, showrunner Sheryl J. Anderson was outspoken in her desire to see one. She went on to provide teases of what could come, particularly the potential of a dubious individual from Dana Sue’s history returning to haunt her.
During the climax of the second season, a mysterious female individual harassed Dana Sue’s daughter Annie at Mrs. Francis’ funeral. This woman made an inflammatory remark by labeling Dana Sue as a life ruiner.
Upon the episode’s conclusion, the same woman was recorded on a cellphone destroying the tires of Sullivan’s van. Upon viewing the footage, Maddy, Dana Sue, and Helen quickly recognized her, sharing one collective sentiment: “She has returned.”
While chatting about this enigmatic figure, Sheryl J Anderson, the showrunner, shared with TVLine, “She and our protagonists have a shared past with some of the other citizens of the town.”
After an extended absence, she has returned with the intention of avenging herself. Her homecoming signals the start of settling old debts.
Dana is trying to repair her marriage to Ronnie, now that he is living in their home again. Will the reconciliation endure, or will he succumb to his past behavior, including infidelity?
At the close of the season, a tremendous cliffhanger ensues as Helen’s former beau Ryan unexpectedly proposes to her. She is then put in the predicament of choosing between him and her newfound flame Erik. All this, with Dana Sue only as the starting point.
Headley confided to TVLine that the outcome was unpredictable and Netflix was anxious that any hints they dropped could reveal their closely guarded secrets, like a well-prepared macaroni and cheese dish.
The aftermath of the skirmish at Sullivan’s saw Cal getting taken away by law enforcement when his anger problem manifested itself after he was removed from his role as the head coach at the school.
What will be Maddie’s coping mechanism after learning about Cal’s secret side?
Sheryl suggested to Entertainment Weekly that, if there were to be a third season, Cal must consider his handling of prior situations and the implications of when he could not keep control – which is highly significant to him – and what alternatives he can select for himself and the people he cares about.
Furthermore, a recall election looms in the town and the implication is that Maddie should fill the shoes of the Mayor should he not succeed.
If it occurs, the Mayor’s vindictive spouse will be even more enraged, and it appears that it won’t take her long to dig up more incriminating evidence against Maddie’s dear ones (particularly given how she effortlessly caused Cal distress).
Ultimately, Issac has now become aware of who his true parents are, yet their responses to his presence are wildly contrasting.
Bill, who may be considered the most prolific man in Serenity, desired to have almost no connection to his clandestine child – a person he had been oblivious to until now.
Will he reconsider his feelings after the commotion dies down? Or will his relationship with Issac be severely compromised by his former wife Maddie’s unplanned pregnancy with Noreen’s child?
Has the trailer for Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias been released yet?
Though there’s no telling when season three will arrive, we can at least be certain that it’s in the works. We must now endure a period of patience before the new footage is unveiled.
As evidenced by season two, the unveiling of a Sweet Magnolias trailer came two weeks before its debut, so fans could be waiting a considerable amount of time for a season three preview.
We vow to keep you informed if you return. Our sincere best wishes to you!