Will Netflix’s popular romantic drama series return this month or not? Here is everything we know about its potential release of Sweet Magnolias Season 3.
This hit teen drama series developed by Sheryl J. Anderson and based on the Sweet Magnolias novels by Sherryl Woods for Netflix, has taken the world by storm with its beautiful adaptation of the story which the readers have loved to see being translated from novel to television screens which have resonated with audiences across the world.
However, ever since the second season concluded, fans have been eagerly awaiting news on when the much-anticipated third season will premiere and if there’s any hope of its return in May 2023 or not. If you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers!
We have compiled a list of all the recent updates for Sweet Magnolias Season 3 for you right here.
Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Release Date: What is our prediction?
Sadly, even after being renewed for over a year, Netflix has yet to confirm the official release date for the upcoming season, which has once again left the fan in the dark about whether it will even make a return this summer season or not.
We know that this wait has been torturous for the fans who have been invested in the show’s story since the pilot episode and have been speculating on what’s in store for the three South Carolina women, who as we have come to know are best friends since childhood, as they shepherd each other through the complexities of romance, career, and family.
While we understand your desperation surrounding the lack of updates for its return, we have compiled all the details that you need to know about the current status of the series so that you won’t get confused and raise your hopes high! Firstly, let’s be clear that there is no way the series can make its return next month.
As mentioned above, no prospective premiere date for Sweet Magnolias Season 3 has been acknowledged which is quite unfortunate. But on the bright side, we know that the filming wrapped up way back in October 2022, since then it has been more than seven months. So, we are hoping that there will be no further delays in completing the post-production. Moreover, if you recall, it was previously reported that the show might premiere sometime around the spring of 2023.
But that release window has since passed, as we are now gearing up for the 2023 summer streaming season!
Hence, as of writing this, it seems definite that this television series might be aiming for an early summer 2023 release by premiering new episodes sometime around June to August, just like in the prior two seasons, with July being the most likely release window. Of course! This is just speculation, so we suggest the fans be patient and wait for Netflix to confirm these details in the coming months.
Moreover, if we take most of the series into consideration, then the new season will have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In order to receive updates and not miss out on stuff when the show premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications to get all the latest updates right on time.
We are certain that the creators won’t delay it further, as Sweet Magnolias has become one of the most talked-about shows in recent memory, gaining a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim. For its second season, in its first 30 days on Netflix, season 2 was watched globally on Netflix for 161.3 million hours. The crew behind the scenes is also well aware of these facts, and they will likely want to continue the show’s success by releasing a third season as soon as possible.
To add the cherry on top, recently JoAnna Garcia (Maddie) recently teased the new season is coming soon in an interview with Parade, quoting, “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!”
In conclusion, it’s very likely that in the next few weeks, we’ll see all these new details about the release date and plot start to pop up all over social media! Fans are requested to keep a closer look at the official social media handles of Sweet Magnolias to get all the updates if they don’t want to miss out on all the fun promotional stuff!
Sweet Magnolias Season 3: What can the fans expect to see in the new season?
Spoilers Alert! Even though not much has been revealed about the exact plotline for the third season to avoid spoilers! Sheryl J. Anderson didn’t shy away from giving some insight and teased what the fans can expect to see in the third season in a recent interview with TVLine, quote:
Firstly, when asked, “Will Helen accept Ryan’s proposal?” Anderson said, “The thing that Ryan has is the weight of history.”
Further adding, “The thing that Erik has is the promise of a new path. It was our intent to land her at that crossroads and have her grapple with what the two roads diverging. To grapple with two very different relationships and try to decide in a moment of shock and surprise which means more. This is the whole reason we want a Season 3, to address that question… and maybe two or three others.”
Secondly, we know you are wondering the same thing, “Who slashed Dana Sue’s tires?” To answer this question, Sheryl J. Anderson simply stated, “I will just say she has a past in common with our ladies and some other folks in town.” Further adding, “She’s been away for a while, but she has come back with an agenda. She has come home to settle some scores.”
On the other hand, there’s a possibility that Maddie might be getting her foot into local politics! “I mean, God, I wouldn’t put anything past Sheryl, but I feel like Maddie’s got a lot on her plate, so I don’t know,” Swisher says. Further mentioning, “Sheryl’s ability to throw a curveball into all of our lives is undeniable, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some conversations about that.”
We would like to mention that we have listed limited information about what has been hinted at in the interview by Sheryl J. Anderson because we too don’t want to give away everything in advance. But if you are ready to know more about these chatters, then you should definitely check out the interview to get a more in-depth scoop about the new episodes.
Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Frequently Asked Questions
What is the show based on?
Sweet Magnolias is based on novels by Sherryl Woods, which you can reread with the Netflix Book Club hosted by Uzo Aduba. So, it’s time to pick up a copy of the novel and explore this world like never before! You can also start reading Sweet Magnolias: Feels Like Family, which the second season was heavily based on, to get more hidden details and character arcs that have been left out of the show.
Which cast members are expected to return?
The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season are as follows JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headley as Helen Decatur, Logan Allen as Kyle Townsend, Anneliese Judge as Annie Sullivan, Carson Rowland as Tyler “Ty” Townsend, Justin Bruening as Cal Maddox, Chris Klein as Bill Townsend, Jamie Lynn Spears as Noreen Fitzgibbons, Dion Johnstone as Erik Whitley, and Brandon Quinn as Ronnie Sullivan.
How many episodes will there be?
The upcoming series is confirmed to have a total of 10 episodes with a runtime of 43 to 54 minutes, which will drop all at once, so you can binge right away! The official episode titles for some episodes have been hinted at by IMDb, which you should definitely check out to get some hints about the plot. So, we suggest the viewers be patient and follow the social media handles of the show to stay up-to-date on the latest details.
Is there any teaser or trailer?
No, Netflix hasn’t released any new promotional materials for the upcoming season, which is disappointing, but it does help to increase excitement among the fanbase, who will be eagerly speculating on its potential plotlines. We’ll have to wait sometime, as teasers are released at least one or two months prior to the official release of shows on Netflix. Until then, fans can check out the second season trailer to recap all the events that transpired in the last season.
While you wait for Sweet Magnolias Season 3 to premiere on Netflix, share your thoughts on the potential release date in the comments.