Sweet Magnolias has completed filming for its second season in Georgia and if you’re looking for the latest news and what we can expect from the new season, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a full rundown of everything we know so far about Sweet Magnolias season 2.
The series comes from Sheryl J. Anderson who is best known for her work on Charm and Ties that unite. The story is about the bond between three women as they all face their own challenges. The series was first announced in 2018 and released on Netflix on May 19, 2020.
Now let’s turn our attention to a potential second season of Sweet Magnolias.
Possesses Sweet Magnolias been renewed for a second season?
Official renewal status: Officially renewed (last update: 07/27/2020)
The closest to renewal until the eventual announcement was in July 2020 when a GIF was posted by the showrunner indicating that she is working hard to write the next season.
The official announcement of Sweet Magnolias Season 2 arrived on July 23, 2020.
– Netflix queue (@netflixqueue) July 23, 2020
Regarding the renewal, Sheryl Anderson said the following:
âI am delighted and excited to come back with a cast and team that I love so much. It’s such a Valentine’s Day for everyone who worked so hard to make Serenity such a beautiful place. JoAnna, Brooke, Heather and I were jumping up and down while texting each other, and we can’t wait to do that on Zoom as well.
How has Sweet Magnolias played on Netflix?
The good news is that there is a lot of evidence that the series is working well, especially in the United States.
In total, the series spent 33 days in the top of the US TV charts, peaking at No. 1. In the UK, the series also performed well with 13 days in the top 10 of the TV charts.
As of November 17, the show, according to the top 10, is ranked 99th most popular shows of 2020.
What to expect from Sweet Magnolias season 2
Fans have a lot of questions leading up to season 2, especially after the first season ended dramatically, especially in the last 10 minutes.
The big cliffhanger at the end of Season 1 is the result of the after-prom party fight. This led to a car accident and Kyle is currently unconscious. However, it is never revealed who the passenger in the car is, so this is the main question leading up to Season 2.
Elsewhere, Maddie is already tense that her ex-partner suggested giving their relationship another chance while using her kids as a good reason to give it a try.
Helen has just split from her boyfriend every now and then, so it will be interesting to see what happens there, especially since she is in desperate need of a child.
Finally, Dana has her own issues trying to keep her business afloat and now faces the fact that she may have a estranged son who works in her kitchen.
As you may know, the series is actually based on a series of novels spanning 11 books in total. These include:
- Rob the House (2007)
- A Slice of Heaven (2007)
- Feels Like Family (2007)
- Welcome to Serenity (2008)
- Home in Carolina (2010)
- Sweet tea at sunrise (2010)
- Summer Honeysuckle (2010)
- Midnight Promises (2012)
- Catching Fireflies (2012)
- Where Azaleas Bloom (2012)
- Swan Point (July 29, 2014)
So there is a lot more source material to cover from Sheryll Woods, but it remains to be seen how exactly the Netflix series stays with the original source material.
Cast for Sweet Magnolias season 2
So far, IMDb confirms the return of four of the stars including:
- Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan
- JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend
- Heather Headley as Helen Decatur
- Carson Rowland as Tyler ‘Ty’ Townsend
- Judge Anneliese as Annie Sullivan
- Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan
- Dion Johnston as Erik Whitley
- Chris Medlin as Isaac Downey
- Jamie Lynn Spears as Noreen Fitzgibbons
- Bianca Berry Tarantino as Katie Townsend
Deadline reported that Jamie Lynn Spears, Dion Johnstone, and Brandon Quinn were promoted to Series Two Regulars.
We suspect this list will grow with the return of the majority of the main cast.
On May 26, we learned exclusively that the young Adelynn Spoon who appeared in Tell me your secrets and more recently on HBO Watchmen limited editions will feature in season 2.
Where is Sweet Magnolias season 2 in production and when will it be on Netflix?
Due to the pandemic, it was initially unclear when production would begin and Sheryll Woods, who wrote the books, said production currently plans to start in 2021.
Yes, we’re excited to bring you all of Season 2 of #SweetMagnolias Fingers crossed, NOTHING will stop us from going into production in Georgia in 2021. Stay tuned. https://t.co/ULifQEEUZC
– Sherryl Woods (@ sherryl703) October 30, 2020
In February 2021, we learned that the production teams were in Georgia plan for the next season, and in addition, Netflix was planning production to begin in the spring of 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
It turned out to be April 6 with many of the cast posting the Return to Shooting on their feeds. You may also see the show currently listed in the “Now Filming in Georgia” table which also currently lists Cobra Kai season 4, First murder and Raising Dion season 2.
Ahead of the start of filming, Sheryll Woods said the editorial staff are aware of people’s desperation for Season 2, saying, “Please know that we put all our hearts into all responses and news. questions that are at the center of season 2 “. Sheryll later added that she wasn’t sure exactly when Season 2 would take place, saying, “It’s difficult to answer as we’re still trying to figure out what precautions to take and how that will affect the pace of production,” adding âThere are a lot of unknowns.
Filming officially started in early April 2021. Many photos have been posted by the actors and the team as well as other members of the public since the start of filming.
As of July 2021, filming is still underway with several set photos posted on Twitter like the one below posted by Rockdale County Twitter stream (although it has since been deleted).
While we wait though, the cast have had a big reunion on Zoom throughout the lockdown. Plan a little time, because the reunion lasts more than three hours!
Filming ended in mid-July 2021 with JoAnna Garcia Swisher’s Instagram post revealing she was putting on makeup for the last day.
Filming is over #SweetMagnolias season 2.
This is JoAnna Garcia Swisher on the last day of filming. pic.twitter.com/rjQdJTvZq4
– What’s new on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) August 8, 2021
Here is the text that accompanied the video:
âLast day in the chair with my sister, @symartmakeup as we wrap up #sweetmagnoliasnetflix Season 2! Sweet and bitter feelings because I will miss this band so much. But I’m so proud and HAPPY that you are all seeing what we’ve cooked up in Serenity and I can’t wait for this dream team of cast and crew to (hopefully!) come together ASAP to continue the journey!
As for when season 2 hits Netflix, only a wide 2022 release date for Sweet Magnolias the return has been given so far.
What to watch on Netflix while waiting
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Are you looking forward to Sweet Magnolias season 2 on Netflix? Let us know in the comments. Also, keep this page bookmarked as we will update as we hear snippets of news regarding the future.