Netflix has set the premiere of season 3 to July 20th Sweet magnolias, and has released some first look photos of the upcoming ten-episode season (see above and below).
Based on the popular novel series by Sherryl Woods, Sweet magnolias follows lifelong best friends Maddie (Joanna Garcia Swisher), Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) and Helen (Heather Headley), who were born and raised in Serenity, SC, a small southern town where everyone knows everyone and everyone knows what everyone has to do.
Season 2 ended with several cliffhangers. Ronnie and Dana Sue are reunited, but the mysterious woman Kathy could cause trouble for Dana Sue in the upcoming season. The season also ended with the deaths of Miss Frances (Cindy Karr) and Maddie, with Helen and Dana Sue mourning their deaths.
In Season 3, after the Sullivan brawl, Maddie wrestles with how best to help Cal (Justin Bruening) 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 upsetting her family. The identity of the tire slasher rocks Serenity, the recall has unexpected consequences, and there are romantic surprises in every generation.
The cast also includes Chris Klein (Bill Townsend) Jamie Lynn Spears (Noreen Fitzgibbons), Carson Rowland (Tyler Townsend), Logan Allen (Kyle Townsend), Chris Medlin (Isaac Downey), Anneliese Judge (Annie Sullivan), Brandon Quinn (Ronnie Sullivan) and Dion Johnstone (Erik Whitley).
Sheryl J. Anderson serves as showrunner and executive producer along with Dan Paulson and Woods. Norman Buckley and Matt Drake are co-producing. The series is produced by Daniel L. Paulson.