If you like to see strong female friendships, a touch of romance, or you're a sucker for a Southern drawl, then Netflix's latest binge-worthy series, Sweet Magnolias, is a must-add to your queue. The series centers around three friends — Maddie Townsend (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen Decatur (Heather Headley), and Dana Sue Sullivan (Brooke Elliott), who reside in the picture-perfect town of Serenity, S.C.
Based on a popular book series by Sherryl Woods, Sweet Magnolias is an ideal watch for those looking for an escape to an idyllic setting. The series also stars Zoey 101 alum Jamie Lynn Spears and American Pie actor Chris Klein in supporting roles, meaning that Sweet Magnolias is truly a trip down an early '00s memory lane.
Netflix approved Season 2 of 'Sweet Magnolias' on July 23, 2020.
Season 1 of the drama dropped on May 19, 2020. In a move that likely triggered a collective sigh of relief from fans everywhere, Netflix announced its decision to renew the show for Season 2 on July 23, 2020.
"It's a new day, people! Let us forget about the show that shall remain nameless here in out! A show with real writing is Sweet Magnolias on Netflix. It has one season and has been renewed for Season 2! Amazing all around. I’m reading the books now," tweeted @Sheena2985.
Netflix announced the release date of Season 2 of 'Sweet Magnolias' a bit later, on Dec. 14, 2021.
The filming of Season 2 kicked off in Georgia in April 2021, lasting through July 2021. The official trailer for Season 2 arrived on Jan. 21, 2022. Netflix revealed the Season 2 release date on Dec. 14, 2021.
According to the press release, the next nine episodes chronicling the trio's adventures will premiere on Feb. 4, 2022.
Season 1 of 'Sweet Magnolias' ended on a cliffhanger. What will happen in Season 2?
One main reason why fans are so invested in the continuation of Sweet Magnolias is that the Season 1 Finale, "Storms and Rainbows," ended with one character's life in the balance.
One central struggle throughout Season 1 is the fallout from the demise of the marriage between Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and Bill Townshend (Chris Klein) because of his affair with Noreen Fitzgibbons (Jamie Lynn Spears).
The couple's three children, teens Tyler (Carson Rowland) and Kyle (Logan Allen), and Katie (Bianca Berry Tarantino), also must deal with the immense shift in their lives, and they all handle it differently. A full-on fight takes place toward the end of the Season 1 Finale, and Kyle storms off.
The Sweet Magnolia adults then receive a call that there's been a terrible car accident that involved Tyler's vehicle. While they find out that Kyle was driving, the identity of the passenger is unclear.
As Dana Sue begins to feverishly call her daughter, Annie (Annaliese Judge), a shot of a glass bowl filled with cell phones confirms that none of the teens had their phones with them.
Did Kyle and the mystery passenger make it out alive? There's only one way to find out. Season 2 of Sweet Magnolias premieres on Netflix on Feb. 4, 2022.