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

Filming has now wrapped on the third season of Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias.

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 concerning the subsequent season, together with what we will count on, how season 2 of the present carried out, new solid members, and extra.

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


When did Netflix Renew Sweet Magnolias for season 3?

Official Renewal Status: Officially Renewed in May 2022

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

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

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

“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

Unlike among the different reveals within the style, Sweet Magnolias wasn’t renewed forward of time, so it got here all the way down to viewership and the “stickiness” of the sequence.

What we imply by that’s that Netflix will take a look at the present’s viewership, amongst different elements, when arising with what’s been known as adjusted view share.

Our renewal prediction was that the present maintained a strong base and is among the few reveals that appealed to a broad viewers throughout the United States and, subsequently, was extremely prone to get renewed.

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Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headley as Helen Decatur, Joanna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend in episode 202 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Richard Ducree/Netflix © 2021


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 put up, Sheryl Anderson acknowledged:

“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 position within the third season, suggesting that filming is imminent.

In the post, Swisher stated:

“‘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 put up 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 stated:

“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 anticipated to return to the director’s chair, in response to numerous posts. Buckley additionally continues to function the present’s co-executive producer.

On September third, 2022, Sheryl J Anderson posted that they have 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 verify 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 verify 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 night time taking pictures at a basketball courtroom.

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“Friday night lights, Serenity-style.” – instagram.com/sheryljanderson/

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


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

After a powerful begin, Sweet Magnolias shortly tailed off in viewing in response to Netflix’s high 10 information.

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

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

Here’s how the viewership for Sweet Magnolias seems to be 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 related in style, Sweet Magnolias lags behind somewhat however follows the identical development 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 information can present us with a glance into how properly the present is performing within the United States. Between January thirty first via 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 also can take a look at uncooked Netflix high 10 information to see the place the sequence is performing properly.

Thanks to FlixPatrol, we will see a warmth map of the place the present is performing the most effective. The present is performing the most effective 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

The Sweet Magnolias author’s room celebrated their seventh day in a row within the Netflix high 10s with an enormous image of the solid and crew.

Outside of viewing stats, we will take a look at how the present is acting on Google Trends and IMDb’s MovieMeter.

IMDb’s MovieMeter tracks inbound visitors to respective reveals and film pages. It permits you to get a good suggestion of how widespread reveals are in comparison with different networks. Season 1 of the present peaked at #4 in its launch week whereas the second season solely managed to rise up to #15.

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Sweet Magnolias moviemeter over time

Google Trends echoes that the second season didn’t fairly match the identical heights as season 1. It is also seemingly displaying a a lot steeper dropoff in comparison with the primary season too.

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Google Trends chart for Sweet Magnolias – Worldwide.


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 together with her being proposed to by Ryan. Season 3 will seemingly 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 stated, “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 stated we might “potentially” see the return of Victoria and implied we might see different “troublemakers” return sooner or later too. Dana Sue’s relationship was addressed, too, the place Anderson stated that three-way dance will seemingly proceed to be sophisticated.

Speaking to Glamor, Anderson stated there isn’t one sole query heading into season 3 in comparison with season 2 aside from the large 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?”

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


While we’re ready for extra information on the third season, Netflix continues to be operating its e-book membership hosted by Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), and Sweet Magnolias was the e-book in focus in February 2022.

Are you trying ahead to watching season 3 of Sweet Magnolias on Netflix? Let us know within the feedback down beneath.


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