Sweet Magnolias Season 3: Is it happening or not?

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Big reveals, new relationships, new drama, new mess, and so much more happened.

After what felt like an eternity, Sweet Magnolias Season 2 finally graced our screens on February 4, 2022 with all the answers we had been asking since the Season 1 premiere. With that, this latest season also gave us a whole lot of new questions, new cliffhangers and fans were left just as confused at the new season-ending. So, you’d be wondering already about a potential Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias. Let’s dive into it then and find out if Sweet Magnolias Season 3 is happening or not?

Sweet Magnolias is a romantic drama series adapted from author Sherryl Woods’ long-running books of the same name. It follows the lives and loves of three women who have also been best friends since childhood and reside in the small Southern town of Serenity.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sweet Magnolias Season 3:

Will there be Sweet Magnolias Season 3?

Netflix hasn’t officially confirmed whether or not the show will be renewed for a third season. But don’t we all know they will? The Season 2 finale also suggests that the show’s writers have a lot more storylines to tell. They’ve left enough narrative threads for a potential third season, and Netflix isn’t about to cancel a show that’s been in the Top 10 since its premiere. Besides, with 11 volumes in the Sweet Magnolias series by author Sherryl Woods, there are plenty of storylines to go around.

When will Sweet Magnolias Season 3 release?

Season 1 premiered in May 2020, followed by Season 2 in February 2022. This eternity of delay was caused by the pandemic. If something like that doesn’t happen again, we can expect Sweet Magnolias Season 3 to premiere early next year!

Sweet Magnolias Season 3 cast: Which cast members will be returning?


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Since the show hasn’t officially been renewed yet, we can’t say for sure who will be the returning cast members. But what is Sweet Magnolias without the central trio? Season 3 might see the return of JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, Brooke Elliot as Dana Sue Sullivan, and Heather Headley as Helen Decatur. They will be joined by their supporting cast: Carson Rowland (Ty Townsend), Logan Allen (Kyle Townsend), Bianca Berry Tarantino (Katie Townsend), and Justin Bruening (Cal Maddox); Anneliese Judge (Annie Sullivan) and Brandon Quinn (Ronnie Sullivan); and Dion Johnstone (Erik Whitley) and Michael Shenefelt (Ryan Wingate).

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Other series regulars likely to reprise their roles include Sam Ashby (Jackson Lewis), Simone Lockhart (Nellie Lewis), Jamie Lynn Spears (Noreen), Chris Klein (Bill Townsend), Chris Medlin (Isaac Downey), Allison Gabriel (Mary Vaughn Lewis), Hunter Burke (Trotter), Harlan Drum (CeCe Matney), Brittany L. Smith (Peggy Martin), Al-Jaleel Knox (Gabe Weatherspoon), and Tracey Bonner (Pastor June).

Sweet Magnolias Season 3 plot: What can we expect?

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Let’s start with who was in the car. In the end moments of Season 1, Kyle ran off after Ty refused his help, and it ended up in a terrifying car crash. Casseroles and Casualties, the Season 2 opening, allowed viewers and the Magnolias to feel relieved as details about the car accident started to unfold. It was Nellie, folks, Nellie! She made it out with only a few scrapes and bruises. But the aftermath of that car crash wreaked havoc on Helen, Dana Sue, Maddie, and many of the Serenity’s other residents, setting off a sequence of events that led to that surprising finale.

Cal and Maddie’s relationship seemed unbreakable throughout the season, but by the end of the season, their relationship was on the rocks. Meanwhile, Isaac discovers that his mother is the newspaper reporter, Peggy. After a few episodes of nervousness, Peggy broke the news to Bill about her pregnancy in high school. Erik was desperately trying to reach Helen as Cal is being arrested in the last minutes of season 2, but she is distracted by Ryan proposing to her outside of The Corner Spa. Who is she going to pick?

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In the season finale, Dana Sue’s daughter Annie was confronted by a mystery woman at Mrs. Francis’s wake, who called her mother a “life ruiner.” She was then caught on camera sticking a screwdriver into Sullivan’s delivery van’s tires. As soon as the trio saw the footage, they had one simple response: “She’s back.”

“I will just say she has a past in common with our ladies and some other folks in town,” showrunner Sheryl J. Anderson told TVLine of this mysterious figure. “She’s been away for a while, but she has come back with an agenda. She has come home to settle some scores,” he added. We’re yet to find out who that is, and what that means for Dana Sue. We can be certain that we will get some answers because of that proposal, and the other numerous cliffhanger endings and plot holes. Here’s hoping for a Season 3!

Where can you watch Sweet Magnolias Season 3?

Sweet Magnolias’ Seasons 1 & 2 are currently streaming on Netflix. Season 3 will also be exclusively available on Netflix when it’ll get renewed.