Is Sweet Magnolias returning for season 4?


That's the question on all of our minds following a season 3 finale that answered some questions, and raised plenty more.

As ever, Helen, Maddie and Dana Sue all had their respective challenges to overcome, from hurdles in their romantic relationships to a long-standing family feud.

Speaking about the impact of Helen choosing Ryan over the core friendship, Heather Headley told TV Fanatic: "It's like divorce when you're in a situation where all the friendships are so intertwined.

"People are trying to pick sides and not pick sides. You have somebody like Isaac who likes Helen and loves Erik, so how do you choose? Or there's Dana Sue, who loves both of her friends deeply. All these relationships are tied together."

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She added: "She [Helen] would always think about the what-ifs and have regrets if she didn't see it through. This is what has been the motto in her life. It's always been.

"What would have happened with Ryan? We might disagree with her, but her choice is to see it through, see where it goes, and see it to the end."

The rest of the town also had their fair share of issues to contend with, such as the mayor's resignation, but will we get those all-important answers to our burning questions?

Read on for everything you need to know about Sweet Magnolias season 4.

Has Sweet Magnolias been renewed for season 4?

Yes! Ten more episodes of Sweet Magnolias are on their way.

Deadline reported that the delay in the announcement was due to "logistics, including the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, but the pick-up was never in doubt as the series continues to draw large, passionate female audiences".

Ronnie and dana Sue stood next to one another in their home
Brandon Quinn as Ronnie and Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue. Netflix Netflix

Sweet Magnolias season 4 release date speculation: When could it air?

Ideally, season 4 would arrive in 2024, but that could be impacted by the ongoing actors' strike – so it's currently impossible to make a prediction.

Sweet Magnolias season 4 potential cast: Who could return?

We'd expect the following main cast to appear:

  • Heather Headley as Helen
  • JoAnna García Swisher as Maddie
  • Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue
  • Justin Bruening as Cal
  • Brandon Quinn as Ronnie
  • Dion Johnstone as Erik
  • Chris Klein as Bill
  • Jamie Lynn Spears as Noreen
  • Chris Medlin as Isaac
  • Carson Rowland as Ty
  • Logan Allen as Kyle
  • Ella Grace Helton as Katie
  • Anneliese Judge as Annie
Maddie, Dana Due and Helen clinking their cocktails together in the kitchen
JoAnna García Swisher as Maddie, Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue and Heather Headley as Helen. Netflix

There's also Hunter Burke as Trotter, Frank Oakley III as Harlan, Brittany L Smith as Peggy, Tracey Bonner as Pastor June, Artemis as Lily, Harlan Drum as CeCe, Nikki Estridge as Genevieve and Caroline Lagerfelt as Paula (although her future is uncertain), among others.

But it remains to be seen if we'll see the Lewis family again now that they've left Serenity, and it also feels like we've seen the last of Ronnie's sister Kathy (Wynn Everett).

It's been confirmed that Sheryl J Anderson is returning as showrunner and executive producer.

Sweet Magnolias season 4 potential plot: What could happen?

Unlike the season 2 finale, the central trio are heading into season 4 on much firmer ground despite the numerous challenges thrown their way – although more trials and tribulations undoubtedly await.

We've run through all of the key developments in Sweet Magnolias season 3 right here, from the breakdown of Helen's relationship with Ryan to Dana Sue and Ronnie's vow renewal.

Sweet Magnolias season 4 trailer: When can I watch it?

Trailers usually arrive in the month leading up to the premiere – although Netflix does release teasers for some shows during its Tudum event, so new footage could arrive sooner than anticipated.

Sweet Magnolias seasons 1-3 are available to stream now on NetflixSign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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