How Sweet Magnolias Season 2 Might Be Different When It Debuts On Netflix

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After what felt like a tortuous wait, Sweet Magnolias was finally renewed for Season 2 on Netflix back in late July. While we've already been told by showrunner Sheryl J. Anderson that there will be quite another wait in store for fans, as the show isn't filming yet, we have been treated to some tidbits about what we can expect to see when the drama comes back. Along with resolving that big ol' cliffhanger, it sounds like Sweet Magnolias could be a bit different when it returns for Season 2.

Those who fell for Sweet Magnolias when it debuted in May fell fast and hard for the romantic storylines, small town drama and intriguing characters. The show managed to work some mysteries into all of the lovey-dovey stuff, and give each of our main characters a lot of personal and professional trials to deal with during the course of the season. But, Anderson is now teasing how things are going to change around the fictional town of Serenity, South Carolina, once we can finally set our eyes upon Season 2. Anderson told Parade:

We certainly have some great thoughts about new citizens of Serenity. There will be new alliances between existing citizens of Serenity.

Whoa, whoa, whoa! New characters? As if handling all of the people around Dana Sue, Helen and Maddie weren't already enough, we're getting new characters? Sheryl J. Anderson didn't offer up any additional info on these interlopers (Kidding. I love them already!), so there's no telling right now just how connected the new residents of Serenity will be to the folks we already know and (probably) love on the show. Also, we don't know if they actually will be brand new to the town, or people who've been around but will now become very important for some reason.

Along with this nice bit of intel regarding the upcoming season, Anderson also dropped word on there being "new alliances between existing citizens." While I can readily admit that this makes it sound as though there will suddenly be some organized crime activity in the small town, it's more likely that a few newer characters from the end of Season 1 and / or some of the folks who were on the fringes of the main action will be stepping up to play a bigger role. Though I wouldn't completely put it past one of those teens to take their angst to criminal levels in Season 2. They feel so much!

It also sounds like we could be getting some surprises with regards to already established players in the Sweet Magnolias world, as Sheryl J. Anderson also said:

Just because someone leaves town doesn’t mean you will never see them again. Sometimes you move away thinking you are going home and it’s surprising where home turns out to be.

Please, please let this very specific quote be about Noreen! Star JoAnna Garcia Swisher has already said that she'd love to have a chance to explore how her Maddie, and Noreen (the young woman who helped break up her marriage to Bill), continue to relate to one another, seeing as how Noreen's become friendly with Maddie's younger son Kyle, and is also pregnant with Bill's baby. Noreen decided to dump Bill, and left town to be closer to her parents, but it sounds a lot like she could be headed back to Serenity sooner rather than later.

We'll just have to wait and see what Sweet Magnolias Season 2 has in store for us when it premieres on Netflix. There's no date set for its debut right now, so be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates, and to see what else is coming to TV in the new year!

Adrienne Jones
Senior Content Creator

Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.