Netflix announced today that Sweet Magnolias has been renewed for a 10-episode fourth season. The first three seasons are now available to stream on Netflix.
Across its three seasons, Sweet Magnolias has been in the Global Top 10 for 10 weeks in over 60 countries. Season 3 premiered on Netflix on July 20, 2023 and debuted at #1.
Sheryl J. Anderson (Ties That Bind) returns as showrunner and executive producer; Dan Paulson (Chesapeake Shores), whose Daniel L. Paulson Productions is producing, also returns as an executive producer.
Sweet Magnolias is based on the popular series of novels published by MIRA Books, an imprint of Harlequin, by New York Times best-selling author Sherryl Woods, who also serves as an executive producer on the series.
Sweet Magnolias follows lifelong best friends Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott), and Helen (Heather Headley) as they juggle relationships, family, and careers in the charming small town of Serenity, SC.
The third season is described as follows: “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.”
The Season 4 renewal of Sweet Magnolias joins a growing lineup of comfort/lean back and lighter TV dramas at Netflix that includes original hits like Virgin River (renewed for Season 6), The Lincoln Lawyer (renewed for Season 3), and Ginny & Georgia (renewed for Seasons 3 and 4).
There’s also licensed hits such as Suits, fan-favorites like Firefly Lane, and the anthology Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.