Netflix will have Sweet Magnolias fans pouring it out all summer when the show’s 10-episode third season is (finally!) released on Thursday, July 20, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Based on Sherryl Woods’ book series, the show follows three childhood best friends — JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba) as recent divorcée Maddie Townsend, Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva) as chef/restaurateur Dana Sue Sullivan and Heather Headley (Chicago Med) as attorney Helen Decatur — who realize their shared dream of opening a spa in their hometown of Serenity, S.C.
The series also stars Justin Bruening as ex-baseball player pro Cal Maddox, Logan Allen as Maddie’s younger son Kyle Townsend, Carson Rowland as Maddie’s older son Ty Townsend, Anneliese Judge as Dana Sue’s daughter Annie Sullivan, Brandon Quinn as Dana Sue’s on-again husband Ronnie Sullivan, Dion Johnstone as sous chef Erik Whitley, Chris Medlin as Sullivan’s employee Isaac Downey, Chris Klein as Maddie’s ex-husband Bill Townsend and Jamie Lynn Spears as Bill’s former mistress Noreen Fitzgibbons.
And if the game-changing twists of Sweet Magnolias‘ second season finale are any indication, the ladies have plenty of drama coming their way this summer. As you may recall, Dana Sue invited Ronnie back into her heart and home; Helen suffered a miscarriage, grew closer to Erik, then was blindsided by a proposal from Ryan; and Maddie discovered violent skeletons in Cal’s closet. And, of course, the biggest revelation of all — Bill is Isaac’s father!
Sheryl J. Anderson serves as Sweet Magnolias‘ showrunner, executive-producing alongside Dan Paulson and Woods. Norman Buckley and Matt Drake are co-executive producers.
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Dana Sue (Elliott) and Helen (Headley)
Maddie (Garcia Swisher)