Sweet Magnolias Season 3: Netflix Release Date Estimate & What We Know So Far

The subsequent season of Sweet Magnolias will reportedly hit Netflix in Spring 2023.

Sweet Magnolias – Picture: Netflix

Sweet Magnolias season 3 has simply wrapped filming and is coming to Netflix globally in 2023. Here’s our preview on every thing we all know in regards to the subsequent season, together with what we will count on, how season 2 of the present carried out, new forged members, and extra.

The collection is predicated on the novel by Sherryl Woods which first premiered on Netflix in May 2020, with its second season dropping in 2022.

The feel-good collection (in comparison with Firefly Lane, Virgin River, and Ginny & Georgia) is about lifelong pals Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue lifting one another up as they juggle relationships, household, and careers within the small, Southern city of Serenity.

Did Netflix Renew Sweet Magnolias for season 3?

Official Renewal Status: Officially Renewed in May 2022

Two months after season 2 dropped, we had been nonetheless but to listen to of an official renewal or cancelation, however in early May, we received the thumbs up extra episodes had been on the way in which.

Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias is once more confirmed to be 10 episodes lengthy.

The Sweet Magnolias Writers Twitter web page tweeting adopted the affirmation of renewal:

“We’re going back to Serenity, y’all! We are so thrilled to share we have a Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias. Can’t wait to welcome y’all home.”

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Picture: Sweet Magnolias Writers / Twitter

Where is season 3 of Sweet Magnolias in manufacturing, and when will it arrive on Netflix?

Filming on the brand new third season is once more happening in Covington and Atlanta within the state of Georgia within the United States.

In early June 2022, the group behind the present was scouting for new locations. In an Instagram publish, Sheryl Anderson said:

“Thrilled to be plotting and planning Season 3, with friends, old and new!!!”

On July 1st, the present’s star, Joanna Garcia Swisher, posted on Instagram that she had dyed her hair once more to reprise her function within the third season, suggesting that filming is imminent.

In the post, Swisher mentioned:

“‘Maddie’s’ lob is back 💇🏻‍♀️ Could only mean one thing… #sweetmagnoliasnetflix #season3”

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Picture: jogarciaswisher/Instagram

Filming did get underway in July 2022, with the official Sweet Magnolias web page posting that they’d begun filming on July 18th, 2022. Their publish included the next caption:

“‘Shall we begin?’ So happy to be welcoming everyone home to Serenity for day one of filming Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias!”

On the announcement that the third season is in manufacturing, Sheryl J. Anderson mentioned:

“It’s a joy, privilege, and blessing to be back in Serenity.”

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Picture: sweetmagnoliasnetflix/Instagram

Norman Buckley, who has directed quite a few episodes of the present, is predicted to return to the director’s chair, in accordance with numerous posts. Buckley additionally continues to function the present’s co-executive producer.

On September third, 2022, Sheryl J Anderson posted that they had been halfway through filming on Instagram, the place the showrunner thanked a gelato stall, saying:

“Many thanks to @dulceartisangelato for helping us celebrate Halfway Day!!! Hard to believe we’ve shot half of Season 3. Time flies when you’re working with people you love!!!”

Production was confirmed to have wrapped up on October twenty first, 2022.

Sheryl J. Anderson posted to substantiate the wrap saying in a Tweet:

“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!!!”

The Sweet Magnolias Writers Room additionally posted to substantiate filming had wrapped.

Anderson has posted quite a few behind-the-scenes photographs all through filming, together with one on August twenty seventh, the place we see evening taking pictures at a basketball courtroom.

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“Friday night lights, Serenity-style.” –

Given that it takes anyplace between 6-9 months for the present to complete post-production, we’re anticipating season 3 of Sweet Magnolias to reach in Spring 2023, nevertheless it might be as late as Summer/Fall 2023.

A press launch from October 2022 states the show is about to return in Spring 2023.

Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Writers, Directors, and Episode Titles

Where out there, we’ve compiled an inventory of who’s writing and directing and the episode titles for season 3 of Sweet Magnolias. With because of IMDb and the WGA.

Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias will as soon as once more include 10 episodes.

  • Episode 301 – Written by: Sheryl J. Anderson – Directed by: Norman Buckley
  • Episode 302 – Written by: Caron Tschampion – Directed by: Norman Buckley
  • Episode 303 – Searchers – Written by: Anthony Epling
  • Episode 304 – Be Bold – Written by: Barret Helms
  • Episode 305 – Written by: Shani Am. Moore
  • Episode 306 – Teleplay by: Caron Tschampion – Story by: Anthony Epling
  • Episode 307 – Written by: Anthony Epling
  • Episode 308 – Beat Me at My Own Game – Written by: Shani Am. Moore
  • Episode 309 – Written by: Barret Helms
  • Episode 310 – Written by: Sheryl J. Anderson & Sara Jumel – Directed by Mary Lou Belli

How properly has Sweet Magnolias season 2 carried out on Netflix?

After a robust begin, Sweet Magnolias rapidly tailed off in viewing in accordance with Netflix’s high 10 knowledge.

The arrival of season 2 additionally noticed an uptick in viewership to the primary season. Season 1 recorded 21.64 million hours seen between February sixth and February thirteenth.

Between January thirtieth and March sixth, 2022 (the primary 30 days on the platform) the collection clocked up 161,300,000 hours seen globally.

Here’s how the viewership for Sweet Magnolias appears to be like from week to week:

Week Period Hours Viewed(M) Rank Week in Top 10
January thirtieth, 2022 to February sixth, 2022 43,000,000 5 1
February sixth, 2022 to February thirteenth, 2022 58,150,000 (+35%) 2 2
February thirteenth, 2022 to February twentieth, 2022 29,760,000 (-49%) 3 3
February twentieth, 2022 to February twenty seventh, 2022 18,610,000 (-37%) 6 4
February twenty seventh, 2022 to March sixth, 2022 11,780,000 (-37%) 9 5

If we evaluate the primary two weeks to Virgin River season 3 given they’re very comparable in style, Sweet Magnolias lags behind a bit of however follows the identical pattern sample.

Week Period Hours Viewed(M)
July 4th, 2021 to July eleventh, 2021 62,580,000
July eleventh, 2021 to July 18th, 2021 87,270,000 (+39%)
July 18th, 2021 to July twenty fifth, 2021 44,890,000 (-49%)
July twenty fifth, 2021 to August 1st, 2021 28,320,000 (-37%)

Nielsen’s top 10 knowledge can present us with a glance into how properly the present performs within the United States. Between January thirty first by way of March sixth, the present racked up 4,629 million minutes. 

Week Period Rank That Week Minutes (Millions)
01/31 – 02/06 3 1320
02/07 – 02/13 2 1556
02/14 – 02/20 5 898
02/21 – 02/27 8 526
02/28 – 03/06 9 329

We may also have a look at uncooked Netflix high 10 knowledge to see the place the collection is performing properly.

Thanks to FlixPatrol, we will see a warmth map of the place the present is performing one of the best. The present performs finest in areas just like the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, and South Africa.

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Sweet Magnolias Popularity Heatmap – Picture: FlixPatrol

What to count on from Sweet Magnolias season 3

Season 2 ends with loads of cliffhangers, persevering with the custom over from season 1.

Season 2 ended with Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue mourning the passing of Miss Frances (Cindy Karr). Following the funeral, we see an sudden occasion with each a proposal and a confrontation within the restaurant, resulting in Cal being escorted away in cuffs. We additionally know that somebody returned after the principle trio noticed footage of tires slashed on Sullivan’s supply van.

Helen (performed by Heather Headley) had a tough journey in season 2 with a number of traumatic occasions however the season ended along with her being proposed to by Ryan. Season 3 will possible kick off with the choice she makes.

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Picture: Netflix

In an interview with TVLine, Sheryl J. Anderson answered most of the burning questions after the conclusion of season 2.

When requested who slashed Dana Sue’s tires, Anderson mentioned, “I will just say she has a past in common with our ladies and some other folks in town,” including, “She’s been away for a while, but she has come back with an agenda. She has come home to settle some scores.”

Anderson additionally mentioned we may “potentially” see the return of Victoria and implied we may see different “troublemakers” return sooner or later too. Dana Sue’s relationship was addressed, too, the place Anderson mentioned that three-way dance will possible proceed to be sophisticated.

Speaking to Glamor, Anderson mentioned there isn’t one sole query heading into season 3 in comparison with season 2 apart from the massive one being a couple of renewal saying, “I hope the main question that everybody has at the end of season two is: Are they going to get a season three?”

Who will star in Sweet Magnolias Season 3?

Alongside the renewal affirmation, it was introduced that stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley could be reprising their roles.

We’ve received affirmation of a number of new faces you’ll see all through Sweet Magnolias season 3:

  • Rachel Markarian (All American, Tales of the Walking Dead, Bandit, Top Gun: Maverick) can be taking part in Wendy
  • Jon Briddell (Doom Patrol) will visitor star as Jimmy.
  • Jermaine Rivers (The Gifted, Dynasty) will have a recurring role as Charles Perkins.

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