Now that we have returned to Serenity for the third time on July 20, 2023, fans couldn’t help but address the elephant in the room. Will there be a fourth season of Sweet Magnolias? Will we get to watch the three BFFs Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley), and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) yet another time on our screens?
The answer to these questions is: We don’t know. It’s been quite a while since the third season arrived on Netflix and yet, the streaming giant has not renewed it. Even when Sweet Magnolias has proven to be one of the most mandatory weekend escapes over the course of time.
Based upon the titular novel series by Sheryl Woods, Sweet Magnolias premiered on Netflix in May 2020, followed by a second season that dropped on Netflix in 2022 and now its third in July 2023. Netflix series has diverged from the mainstream novel content and created a different tangent that is no less interesting and riveting than the novel.
For those unversed, Sweet Magnolias is centered around the life of three friends, Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue, who prove to be the moral support of each other as they struggle through life and its burdens in the Southern town of Serenity. That being said, fans are quite intrigued by watching the end of Sweet Magnolias, wondering what would happen in the fourth season. But firstly, will there be one?
Here’s what we know so far about the same.
Has Netflix renewed Sweet Magnolias for a fourth season?
Although it has been quite a while since the show’s third season dropped on Netflix, no official word has been released concerning the renewal of Sweet Magnolias for a fourth season. When it comes to the renewal of any show, the streaming giant takes into consideration a variety of determining factors, including viewership figures, production cost, overall performance, and more.
At the moment, the data gauging the performance of the third season does not point in a positive direction. Be that as it may, the WGA page for Sweet Magnolias suggests that a season 4 might be in the works or is in early development. However, just because it is written here does not mean that it’s been given an official greenlight.
Even if it gets renewed for a fourth season, the fans would have to wait relatively longer before watching it on their screens, given that the strikes are still ongoing. Until a fair deal is reached, nothing will be produced.
In conversation with Parade, JoAnna Garcia, who plays the role of Maddie, shared some of the greatest updates on the future of Sweet Magnolias.
“Yeah, absolutely. I think it’ll be here before you know it. I don’t have a date to give you today, but I will soon, and I’m just so excited for Season 3. I think it shows a whole new feel and look. I mean, it’s the same sweet, beautiful Serenity with the same friendly faces and familiar faces, but it’s just digging a little bit deeper this year. It was really a fun season and it’s setting up—I’m just gonna manifest Season 4 because the story has to continue!”
What to expect from Sweet Magnolias Season 4?
Season 3 concludes on a note of high tension with pretty much all loose ends. Well, in doing that, it has not broken its tradition. Even the second season finale ended with Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue grieving the demise of Miss Frances (Cindy Karr), which was unexpectedly followed by a proposal and confrontation in the restaurant, with Cal being arrested for a crime.
The third season underscores the consequences of Helen’s rejection of Ryan and ending all things with him. In the wake of this, fans are wondering whether she will rekindle her romance with Eric now. Will these two individuals restore their friendship, if not their relationship?
Not only that, but the fourth season will also presumably throw some light on Peggy’s future, especially her decision to run as a mayor. But if she is, then will Trent step down? The fourth season will also revolve around Ty and Annie and explore if they get together after Annie’s interminable crush on him.
The official synopsis of the fourth season has not been released yet, owing to the ambiguity surrounding its renewal. But that’s not the reason to be down in the dumps because here’s the official synopsis of Sweet Magnolias season 3 (for those who are left to watch it):
“Following the brawl at Sullivan’s, Maddie wrestles with the best way to help Cal and works to clear her own emotional path. Helen faces difficult decisions about the men in her life. And Dana Sue searches for a way to use Miss Frances’ check to help the community, without upending her family. The identity of the tire slasher sends shockwaves through Serenity, the recall causes unexpected consequences, and there are romantic surprises in every generation. Throughout the season, the ladies tackle these problems — and all the complications they cause — with their trademark warmth, humor, and devotion to each other and those they love. And margaritas.”
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, JoAnna Garcia Swisher expressed her thoughts regarding the potential new episodes.
“I think [the rift] adds a lot of depth to their friendship. The show literally celebrates this friendship between these three women. That is what this show is at the heart of it, and all that happens in between it … They’ve gone to hell and back with each other, and that type of relationship is very real and very relatable. I think that there’s still so much storytelling in that way.”
How many episodes will be there in Sweet Magnolias Season 4?
At the time of writing this article, no official word has been released regarding the episode count of Sweet Magnolias season 4. However, we presume that it will constitute 10 episodes like its predecessor. Here’s the list of all episodes of Sweet Magnolias season 3.
- Episode 301 – “Meaning to Tell You”
- Episode 302 – “Meet me Where I Am”
- Episode 303 – “Searchers“
- Episode 304 – “Be Bold”
- Episode 305 – “On This Foundation”
- Episode 306 – “And A Star To Steer Her By”
- Episode 307 – “Somebody I Am Longing to See”
- Episode 308 – “Beat Me at My Own Game”
- Episode 309 – “A Game of Telephone”
- Episode 310 – “Save My Place”
Who are the cast members of Sweet Magnolias Season 3?
Joanna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley will supposedly reprise their roles in the fourth season as well. In addition to them, the below-mentioned cast members are also expected to make a return in the fourth season:
- Logan Allen as Kyle Townsend
- Anneliese Judge as Annie Sullivan
- Carson Rowland as Ty Townsend
- Justin Bruening as Cal Maddox
- Chris Klein as Bill Townsend
- Jamie Lynn Spears as Noreen Fitzgibbons
- Dion Johnson as Erik Whitley
- Brandon Quinn as Ronnie Sullivan
Additionally, several new faces will also be joining the team of Sweet Magnolias. These include:
- Rachel Markarian as Wendy
- Jon Briddell as Jimmy
- Jermaine Rivers as Charles Perkins
- Gail Everett Smith as Rachel
For more renewal and release date updates on Sweet Magnolias season 4, stay tuned to Web News Observer!