Has Serenity closed off its doors to any further Seasons?
Will the Sweet Magnolias return with their gossip over margaritas for a fourth Season?
Continue reading to decipher the truth!
With three polished glasses and pitchers brimming with margaritas, is there a possible cancellation of Sweet Magnolias Season 4? We are as intrigued as you are, and the mute reciprocation from the other end escalates the anticipation radar higher than we thought. Netflix(the streamer giant on which the flagship series airs) traditionally discloses the respective faith of a progressive Season for a series 1-2 months after its arrival based on the ratings and viewership feedback it garners. So why hasn’t it done the same for Sweet Magnolias yet? Here, we get down to the nitty-gritty of the problem, so continue reading.
The Season 3 Sweet Magnolias’ finale left us with some huge question marks as the season ended on a subtle yet open-ended note. This thankfully leaves room for speculation on a possible Season 4 to be renewed soon. With that being said, it is imperative to note that Season 3 came out mere days ago on 20th June, so it is actually too soon to expect any formal announcements for Sweet Magnolias Season 4 renewal.
Will Helen and Erik rekindle their lost love? Will Isaac spill his big secret to Noreen? Is there a chance for Annie and Ty? Will Peggy run for Mayor? Season 3 left us in the throes of a question bank, and we cannot wait to get them answered through a possible renewal of the show.
If you have pondering questions about whether there may be a possibility of a Sweet Magnolia Season 4 renewal, continue reading because we have a few speculations to put across.
Sweet Magnolias Season 4 Status: Is It Canceled?
From an eagle eye’s perspective, it looks like the streamer giant is sitting on the fence regarding the decision to grant Sweet Magnolias a fourth Season. As of writing this article, there is no formal announcement regarding the renewal of Season 4 for Sweet Magnolias.
This follows the fact that it has just been over a month since the release of Season 3 on Netflix. Hence, it is too soon for renewal speculation of the next season. Sweet Magnolias Season 3 was announced three months after the release of Season 2, so in that capacity, it is too soon to expect a Season 4 renewal announcement. In that capacity, waiting till November 2023 might book us a renewal of Season 4, and it ought to be so, given the insurmountable attention and viewership the series was able to grab over the course of its three seasons. Netflix usually renews seasons based on the performance and the audience acceptance it garners. In that department, Sweet Magnolias Season 4 should get a green light pretty soon.
In conversation with Parade, JoAnna Garcia, who plays the role of Maddie, shared some of the greatest updates on the future of Sweet Magnolias.
She said: “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!”
Hence, for now, we can assume that Sweet Magnolias Season 4 has not been canceled yet until we confirm any news.
— Sweet Magnolias (@SweetMagnolias) July 20, 2023
Sweet Magnolias Season 4 Release Date: Can We Expect Its Arrival In 2024?
Since there has not been any renewal announcement for Sweet Magnolias Season 4, confirming a release date seems far too outstretched. However, if Netflix decides on a renewal date two months from now, which is in late September, the script-writing, production, and post-production would indicate a late 2024 release. Additionally, if the strike situation overstays, we can be looking at an early 2025 release!
However, we do not want to get your hopes up because the creator of Sweet Magnolias is a member of the WGA and is currently on strike with SAG AFTRA members. Check out this clip from the picket line:
Additionally, Sweet Magnolias was on the WGA website, indicating that there may be works for Season 4 to arrive, but it is better not to get our hopes up just yet. We will update you on this development when we get more updates on the same.
With that being said, it is safe to assume that writing for Magnolias Season 4 is under wraps and is expected to maintain this status quo until negotiations are met when the strike comes to an end. With this being said, it is detrimental to be sensitive toward labor laws that the writers and actors (WGA and SAG AFTRA) are fighting for. Their demands surround better wages, raised increments on residual payments( for most actors, this is the main source of daily income), and heightened protection from artificial intelligence. So unless production houses meet their negotiations, the strike will invariably continue.
In a recent meeting held for the first time in more than three months, the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Friday failed to reach an agreement to resume contract negotiations. Their inability to agree on terms for returning to the bargaining table comes after their much-anticipated meeting to discuss a possible resumption of talks.
“As of now, there is no agreement on these items, because the AMPTP said they needed to consult with their member studios before moving forward,” the union said in a statement recently.
This caused massive confusion and buzz amidst the fandom. We are currently nearing the end of three months of the strike, and no bouts of development or simmering down have been reported. However, we have come across a recent announcement sharing a possible retreat from the indefinite hiatus situation caused by the strike.
Hollywood’s striking writers and major studios have agreed to hold talks on Friday for the first time since their strike began over higher pay demands in May 2023. “We’ll be back in communication with you sometime after the meeting with further information,” the committee told its members in its note. Though it seems like good news, that doesn’t mean that the chance of the series being delayed further is still on the table if the strikes gain more momentum and don’t reach a resolution within the next few weeks, especially after the meeting.
That should not get in the way of us speculating on what we can expect in Season 4 and the trajectories which the next season can be based upon.
In Serenity, we believe that everyone deserves respect for their career, whatever that may be. Whose job would you want to see more of? 🌸 Only six more days until Sweet Magnolias returns to Netflix! #SweetMagnoliasS3 pic.twitter.com/ovTgpgd974
— Sweet Magnolias (@SweetMagnolias) July 14, 2023
Sweet Magnolias Season 4 Plot: What Can We Expect In The Next Season?
Since we do not possess any confirmed episode run-down for Sweet Magnolias Season 4, we have put together an episode run-down for Sweet Magnolias Season 3. These episode run-throughs can help you grasp a better idea of what is to follow in Season 4.
Also, we would just like to put it out there that the following content may carry some hints about past episodes. So, if you aren’t in the mood for spoilers, it’s time to avert your eyes.
Episode 1: Meaning to Tell You:
After the incident at the restaurant, an unlikely ally offers to help Cal. Helen shares her painful secret and Maddie grills Ty about a rumor.
Episode 2: Meet Me Where I Am:
Erik opens up to Isaac while Helen ponders her future. Over margaritas, Maddie reveals the deal she made with Cal. Dana Sue and Ronnie plan a party.
Episode 3: The Searchers:
The competition heats up and the friendly trash talk flies as Serenity gathers for the Forager Festival. A vengeful Kathy cooks up a couple of schemes.
Episode 4: Be Bold:
Peggy digs into the mayor’s activities after his announcement. Dana Sue learns the reason behind Miss Frances’ gift. Helen gives CeCe another option.
Episode 5: On This Foundation:
Mary Vaughn drops a bombshell on Bill and Kyle. Annie has the shindig of her dreams—until a party crasher arrives. Erik meets a Serenity newcomer.
Episode 6: And a Star to Steer Her By
Friends rally around Harlan after a crisis. Maddie and Dana Sue hire an esthetician. While at odds with the Magnolias, Helen receives heartbreaking news.
Episode 7: Somebody I’m Longing to See:
A devastated Helen finds comfort in her family away from Serenity. Bill hopes to be more involved in Rebecca’s life. Dana Sue walks into a total mess.
Episode 8: Beat Me at My Own Game:
Ronnie gives Kathy what she wants, but it comes at a steep price. Erik meets Jeremy and comes to a realization. The kids rally to restore a playground.
Episode 9: A Game of Telephone:
An ex brings tensions and more to the table during a dinner with Maddie and Cal. Kyle deals with a secret admirer. Dana Sue has a change of party plans.
Episode 10: Save My Place:
Erik makes a decision about his future. Miss Paula announces her new plan. The town turns out to celebrate a happy couple, but an unwanted guest appears.
This might be the perfect time to catch up with Sweet Magnolias Seasons 1-3, streaming only on Netflix!
Based on this, here are a few plotlines from Season 3 that Season 4 can pick up from: