Sweet Magnolias follows the inspiring journey of three friends – Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley), and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) – as they strive to build their dream business in their small Southern town. Based on Sherryl Woods’ popular book series, the show has been captivating viewers from its inception.
Sweet Magnolias, based on Sherryl Woods’ novels, follows three best friends Maddie Townsend (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Dana Sue Sullivan (Brooke Elliott), and Helen Decatur (Heather Headley), as they navigate parenthood, love, and business in Serenity, South Carolina. Each week they get together for margaritas and to catch up on life’s happenings.
Early this year, the series Sweet Magnolias was renewed for a third season and the ladies confirmed it! On Wednesday afternoon on Instagram, JoAnna Garcia Swisher posted a photo of herself alongside a message reading, “Sweet Magnolias is back!”
Rachael Markarian, previously of Tales of the Walking Dead and Top Gun: Maverick, joins returning cast members Brooke Elliott, Logan Allen, Jamie Lynn Spears, Anneliese Judge, Heather Headley, Carson Rowland, Hunter Burke Dion Johnstone and Justin Bruening for season 3. Chris Klein who played Bill Townsend in season two is expected to make a guest appearance as well.
Dana Sue Sullivan
Dana Sue Sullivan is the chef and owner of Sullivan’s Restaurant, serving Serenity residents. She’s also close friends with Maddie Townsend and Helen Decatur.
In Sweet Magnolias season 3 episode “The Love Story,” Dana Sue is faced with making some difficult decisions for her business. She must fire a head chef who doesn’t uphold her standards, and hire a sous chef who will help her maintain high standards at Sullivan’s.
She often receives visitors with a purpose, such as Isaac Downey (Chris Medlin). Isaac’s name is Isaac and he’s searching for his birth parents.
JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley will return for Season 3 of “Tiger Mom,” joining Chris Klein as Bill Townsend and Jamie Lynn Spears as Noreen Fitzgibbons.
Sweet Magnolias has been a phenomenon on Netflix for two seasons, with season 3 set to return soon. It follows the lives of three longtime friends — Maddie Townsend (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Dana Sue Sullivan (Brooke Elliott) and Helen Decatur (Heather Headley) in their small-town South Carolina home.
The show, based on Sherryl Woods’ novels, has gained a large fan base across America. Fans are drawn to the drama surrounding these women and their love lives as well as any illicit dealings in Serenity’s town.
The series has been renewed for a third season and filming began in July 2022. Although a release date hasn’t been set yet, production should be completed by October 2022.
Sweet Magnolias is a Netflix show that has won over viewers with its cozy atmosphere and Southern besties. Based on Sherryl Woods’ popular book series, the show follows Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) and Helen (Heather Headley), three South Carolina women who have been best friends since childhood.
The second season ended with Helen, Maddie, and Dana Sue grieving the loss of Miss Frances. Additionally, viewers were left with many cliffhangers that will be revealed in the upcoming third season.
On the final episode of this season, Maddie’s boyfriend Cal was fired from his job as a teacher and coach. Later he gets into an argument at a restaurant which leads to his arrest. Will his past experiences cause trouble for them in their relationship?