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Sweet Magnolias season two: everything we know so far

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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Sweet Magnolias provided some much-needed escapism when it landed on Netflix last year. The romantic drama series, which stars JoAnna García Swisher, Heather Headley and Jamie Lynn Spears, is based on the novel series of the same name by Sherryl Woods.

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The show tells the story of three Californian women who have been friends since childhood and all support each other through the complexities of adult life including love, family and heartbreak. 

Season one proved such a hit that many are wondering if season two is on the cards. Find out all we know here…

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Will there be season two of Sweet Magnolias?

Yes! Sweet Magnolias will be back for more episodes.  Production officially kicked off in April 2021 before wrapping in July. JoAnna marked the end of filming with a sweet Instagram post that read: "Last day in the chair with my sister, @symartmakeup as we wrap up season 2 of #sweetmagnoliasnetflix ! Bitter sweet [sic] feelings because I’m going to miss this group so much.

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"But I’m so proud and EXCITED for all of you to see what we have been cooking up in Serenity and can’t wait for this dream team of a cast and crew to (hopefully!) be reunited ASAP to continue the journey!"

What will season two of Sweet Magnolias be about?

While we don't yet know exactly what kind of plot will follow in new episodes of Sweet Magnolias, there have been a number of hints about what fans can expect from season two. Showrunner Sheryl J Anderson told Metro Online last year: "I don't think we'd ever run out of stories between the lovely paths that Sherryl Woods laid out in the books.

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Are you looking forward to season two?

"And then the added elements that we are able to bring in the TV writers' room as well. I think we could tell season after season of amazing Sweet Magnolias stories." Sheryl also confirmed that a new series would answer plenty of fans' questions after the season finale saw a dramatic twist with Maddie's (JoAnna García Swisher) son, Kyle and a mystery passenger involved in a car crash.

More recently, Maddie actress JoAnna has revealed that season two picks up immediately after the events of season one. Speaking to Parade, she said: "There is no time jump. You will literally pick up right after the accident, and then just hold on to your hats cause the next 10 episodes are gonna be a wild ride."

Who will appear in season two of Sweet Magnolias?

Fans can expect to see the familiar faces return for season two including JoAnna García Swisher, Brooke Elliot and Heather Headley, who play Maddie Townsend, Dana Sue Sullivan and Helen Decatur respectively.

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JoAnna García Swisher, Brooke Elliot and Heather Headley will all be reprising their roles

Other names such as Chris Klein will return as Bill, Maddie's ex, and his new partner Noreen Fitzgibbon's, played by Jamie Lynn Spears.

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When will season two of Sweet Magnolias be released?

At the moment, Sweet Magnolias season two doesn't have a confirmed release date. According to Deadline, show bosses are eyeing a 2022 premiere, although Netflix is yet to announce anything. Keep checking back here as we'll be sure to update you as soon as we know!

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