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Sweet Magnolias Season 4: Latest News and Everything Else to Know

When are we heading back to Serenity?

Dalene Rovenstine

Over the past three seasons of Sweet Magnolias, we've been able to share in the lives of Maddie, Dana Sue, and Helen, the three main characters and best friends at the center of the Netflix series. Since Season 3 has come and gone, there's only been one thing on our minds: Will there be more adventures and more margaritas? The good news: Sweet Magnolias has been renewed for a fourth season!

Throughout the third season, there was a bit of a breakup between the friendship trio. Helen Decatur (Heather Headley) got into a multi-episode fight with lifelong besties Maddie Townsend (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and Dana Sue Sullivan (Brooke Elliott) when they questioned whether she's truly happy with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Ryan Wingate (Michael Shenefelt). 

Thankfully, all was right in Serenity before too long: The Sweet Magnolias reconnected in time to celebrate Dana Sue's vow renewal with her husband, Ronnie (Brandon Quinn). As for what's next? Read on to see everything we know about Sweet Magnolias Season 4 so far.

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Joanna Garcia Swisher, Sweet Magnolias

Joanna Garcia Swisher, Sweet Magnolias


Sweet Magnolias Season 4 latest news

On Oct. 19, Netflix made the sweet announcement that Sweet Magnolias had been renewed for a fourth season. Showrunner Sheryl J. Anderson and executive producer Dan Paulson will return to their posts for Season 4. No details on the new season's plot were revealed, but Netflix did say that Season 4 will consist of 10 episodes. Most importantly, Netflix did not even hint at when the fourth season would premiere.

What is Sweet Magnolias based on?

If you're worried about the show running out of source material, don't be. The Netflix series is based on the Sweet Magnolias book series by Sherryl Woods, and there are 11 books in the series. Woods told People in 2020 that the first season of the series pulled from the first three books: Stealing Home, A Slice of Heaven, and Feels Like Family.

Where is Sweet Magnolias filmed?

Although the ladies live, work, and have Margarita Nights in Serenity, South Carolina, that isn't a real place. The show isn't even made in the same Southern state. Instead, its cast and crew film in the towns of Covington and McDonough, Georgia. Covington is a popular locale for film and TV; it was most notably portrayed as Mystic Falls in The Vampire Diaries.

Woods said that in the books, she based the town Serenity on the real-life Sumter, South Carolina.

Sweet Magnolias Season 4 cast

Although we can't yet say who will be in Sweet Magnolias Season 4, it seems likely all main characters will return, as there were no exits in the Season 3 finale. 

Sweet Magnolias main cast

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Where to watch Sweet Magnolias

Sweet Magnolias is available to stream on Netflix.