‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything Else We Know So Far

Pour yourself a margarita and a grab bowl of chips, because Sweet Magnolias Season 2 is nearly here. The hit Netflix show about three friends in the small southern town of Serenity, South Carolina, returns in February 2022. With the premiere date fast approaching, here’s what fans need to know about the next season of Sweet Magnolias

‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 2 premiers Feb. 4 

Dana Sue wearing a black chef's coat and holding a cup of coffee in 'Sweet Magnolias'
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Sweet Magnolias premiered in May 2020 on Netflix. The show was an instant hit, and the streaming service quickly renewed it for another season. 

Since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for new episodes. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic meant the wait was a bit longer than many wanted.

“Please know we are pouring our hearts into all the answers and the new questions that are at the center of season 2, and we’re anxious to bring all of that and more to you as soon as we safely can,” showrunner Sheryl Anderson told Parade

In December 2020, Netflix finally revealed a premiere date for Sweet Magnolias Season 2. All 10 episodes drop on Friday, Feb. 4. 

Which ‘Sweet Magnolias’ cast members are returning? 

All the key Sweet Magnolias cast members will be back for season 2. 

“I think that everyone will be pleased to know that of our group of series regulars, everyone, will be back in some form,” Anderson said.  

That includes JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, a mom of three recently divorced from her husband Bill (Chris Klein), a doctor. Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) and Helen (Heather Headley) are Maddie’s life-long friends who are there to support her through the crisis while also coping with drama of their own. 

Carson Rowland returns as Maddie and Bill’s oldest son, a high school baseball star named Tyler. Logan Allen plays their son Kyle, who was involved in a major car accident at the end of season 1 that left his fate up in the air. Anneliese Judge plays Dana Sue’s daughter Annie, who some fans suspect was in the car with Kyle. Justin Bruening plays Cal, Tyler’s baseball coach who recently started a relationship with Maddie. 

Several cast members have been upped to series regulars for season 2, including Jamie Lynn Spears, who plays Bill’s pregnant girlfriend Noreen. Fans will also see more of Dion Johnstone as Erik, a chef at Dana Sue’s restaurant, and Brandon Quinn as Dana Sue’s estranged husband Ronnie.    

What to expect in ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 2 

Cal and Maddie, who is holding a glass of wine, sitting on a couch in 'Sweet Magnolias'
‘Sweet Magnolias’ | ELIZA MORSE/NETFLIX © 2020

When Sweet Magnolias does return, there will be plenty of plot twists to unravel, and they don’t just involve the fallout from Kyle’s car accident

After Noreen left Bill, he asked Maddie to reconsider their relationship, putting her in a position to choose between her ex and her hunky new boyfriend. Helen is also facing a romantic choice. At the end of season 1, she finally ended her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Ryan (Michael Shenefelt) after realizing they wanted different things in life. But is he really out of the picture for good? And what about that spark between her and Erik? Finally, there’s Dana Sue complicated love life. In season 1, she got flirty with the handsome farmer who supplies her restaurant. But then her husband Ronnie reappeared in Serenity. He’s made it clear he hasn’t given up on their relationship. 

Here’s Netflix’s official description of Sweet Magnolias Season 2: 

As Season 2 opens, Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue learn who is in the car. But that’s just the first of many surprises that come out of Prom Night — surprises that reshape relationships all over town. Friendships flounder. Old loves end and new loves begin. Long-hidden secrets disrupt jobs, change lives, and shift the balance of power in Serenity. Everyone is affected. But in laughter and in loss, the Sweet Magnolias continue to fight for what is right for themselves and the people they love — even when those efforts come with a high price tag. Will they find there are some problems not even Margarita Night can solve? Come pour it out and find out.

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