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Candy Magnolias season 3 has simply wrapped filming and is coming to Netflix globally in 2023. Right here’s our preview on every part we all know in regards to the subsequent season, together with what we are able to count on, how season 2 of the present carried out, new forged members, and extra.

The collection is predicated on the novel by Sherryl Woods which first premiered on Netflix in Might 2020, with its second season dropping in 2022.

The texture-good collection (in comparison with Firefly Lane, Virgin River, and Ginny & Georgia) is about lifelong associates Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue lifting one another up as they juggle relationships, household, and careers within the small, Southern city of Serenity.

Did Netflix Renew Candy Magnolias for season 3?

Official Renewal Standing: Formally Renewed in Might 2022

Two months after season 2 dropped, we have been nonetheless but to listen to of an official renewal or cancelation, however in early Might, we bought the thumbs up extra episodes have been on the way in which.

Season 3 of Candy Magnolias is once more confirmed to be 10 episodes lengthy.

The Candy Magnolias Writers’ Twitter web page tweeting adopted the affirmation of renewal:

“We’re going back to Serenity, y’all! We are so thrilled to share we have a Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias. Can’t wait to welcome y’all home.”

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Image: Candy Magnolias Writers / Twitter

The place is season 3 of Candy Magnolias in manufacturing, and when will it arrive on Netflix?

Filming on the brand new third season is once more happening in Covington and Atlanta within the state of Georgia in america.

In early June 2022, the group behind the present was scouting for brand spanking new areas. In an Instagram put up, Sheryl Anderson said:

“Thrilled to be plotting and planning Season 3, with friends, old and new!!!”

On July 1st, the present’s star, Joanna Garcia Swisher, posted on Instagram that she had dyed her hair once more to reprise her position within the third season, suggesting that filming is imminent.

Within the put up, Swisher stated:

“‘Maddie’s’ lob is back 💇🏻‍♀️ Could only mean one thing… #sweetmagnoliasnetflix #season3”

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Image: jogarciaswisher/Instagram

Filming did get underway in July 2022, with the official Candy Magnolias web page posting that they’d begun filming on July 18th, 2022. Their put up included the next caption:

“‘Shall we begin?’ So happy to be welcoming everyone home to Serenity for day one of filming Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias!”

On the announcement that the third season is in manufacturing, Sheryl J. Anderson stated:

“It’s a joy, privilege, and blessing to be back in Serenity.”

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Image: sweetmagnoliasnetflix/Instagram

Norman Buckley, who has directed quite a few episodes of the present, is anticipated to return to the director’s chair, in accordance with quite a few posts. Buckley additionally continues to function the present’s co-executive producer.

On September third, 2022, Sheryl J Anderson posted that they have been midway via filming on Instagram, the place the showrunner thanked a gelato stall, saying:

“Many thanks to @dulceartisangelato for helping us celebrate Halfway Day!!! Hard to believe we’ve shot half of Season 3. Time flies when you’re working with people you love!!!”

Manufacturing was confirmed to have wrapped up on October twenty first, 2022.

Sheryl J. Anderson posted to verify the wrap saying in a Tweet:

“We finished filming Season 3 last night. It’s been a joy to spend another season in Serenity, working with, laughing with, and learning from amazing artists in the cast and crew. Our community made something beautiful for you. I’m grateful to them and excited for you to see it!!!”

The Candy Magnolias Writers’ Room additionally posted to verify filming had wrapped.

Anderson has posted quite a few behind-the-scenes images all through filming, together with one on August twenty seventh, the place we see night time capturing at a basketball courtroom.

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“Friday night lights, Serenity-style.” – instagram.com/sheryljanderson/

Provided that it takes wherever between 6-9 months for the present to complete post-production, we’re anticipating season 3 of Candy Magnolias to reach in Spring 2023, nevertheless it could possibly be as late as Summer time/Fall 2023.

A press launch from October 2022 states the present is about to return in Spring 2023.

Candy Magnolias Season 3 Writers, Administrators, and Episode Titles

The place accessible, we’ve compiled a listing of who’s writing and directing and the episode titles for season 3 of Candy Magnolias. With because of IMDb and the WGA.

Season 3 of Candy Magnolias will as soon as once more include 10 episodes.

  • Episode 301 – Written by: Sheryl J. Anderson – Directed by: Norman Buckley
  • Episode 302 – Written by: Caron Tschampion – Directed by: Norman Buckley
  • Episode 303 – Searchers – Written by: Anthony Epling
  • Episode 304 – Be Daring – Written by: Barret Helms
  • Episode 305 – Written by: Shani Am. Moore
  • Episode 306 – Teleplay by: Caron Tschampion – Story by: Anthony Epling
  • Episode 307 – Written by: Anthony Epling
  • Episode 308 – Beat Me at My Personal Recreation – Written by: Shani Am. Moore
  • Episode 309 – Written by: Barret Helms
  • Episode 310 – Written by: Sheryl J. Anderson & Sara Jumel – Directed by Mary Lou Belli

How nicely has Candy Magnolias season 2 carried out on Netflix?

After a powerful begin, Candy Magnolias shortly tailed off in viewing in accordance with Netflix’s prime 10 information.

The arrival of season 2 additionally noticed an uptick in viewership to the primary season. Season 1 recorded 21.64 million hours considered between February sixth and February thirteenth.

Between January thirtieth and March sixth, 2022 (the primary 30 days on the platform) the collection clocked up 161,300,000 hours considered globally.

Right here’s how the viewership for Candy Magnolias seems to be from week to week:

Week Interval Hours Considered(M) Rank Week in High 10
January thirtieth, 2022 to February sixth, 2022 43,000,000 5 1
February sixth, 2022 to February thirteenth, 2022 58,150,000 (+35%) 2 2
February thirteenth, 2022 to February twentieth, 2022 29,760,000 (-49%) 3 3
February twentieth, 2022 to February twenty seventh, 2022 18,610,000 (-37%) 6 4
February twenty seventh, 2022 to March sixth, 2022 11,780,000 (-37%) 9 5

If we evaluate the primary two weeks to Virgin River season 3 given they’re very related in style, Candy Magnolias lags behind a little bit however follows the identical development sample.

Week Interval Hours Considered(M)
July 4th, 2021 to July eleventh, 2021 62,580,000
July eleventh, 2021 to July 18th, 2021 87,270,000 (+39%)
July 18th, 2021 to July twenty fifth, 2021 44,890,000 (-49%)
July twenty fifth, 2021 to August 1st, 2021 28,320,000 (-37%)

Nielsen’s prime 10 information can present us with a glance into how nicely the present performs in america. Between January thirty first via March sixth, the present racked up 4,629 million minutes. 

Week Interval Rank That Week Minutes (Thousands and thousands)
01/31 – 02/06 3 1320
02/07 – 02/13 2 1556
02/14 – 02/20 5 898
02/21 – 02/27 8 526
02/28 – 03/06 9 329

We are able to additionally have a look at uncooked Netflix prime 10 information to see the place the collection is performing nicely.

Due to FlixPatrol, we are able to see a warmth map of the place the present is performing the most effective. The present performs greatest in areas like america, Canada, Australia, the UK, Denmark, Eire, Sweden, and South Africa.

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Candy Magnolias Reputation Heatmap – Image: FlixPatrol

What to anticipate from Candy Magnolias season 3

Season 2 ends with loads of cliffhangers, persevering with the custom over from season 1.

Season 2 ended with Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue mourning the passing of Miss Frances (Cindy Karr). Following the funeral, we see an sudden occasion with each a proposal and a confrontation within the restaurant, resulting in Cal being escorted away in cuffs. We additionally know that somebody returned after the primary trio noticed footage of tires slashed on Sullivan’s supply van.

Helen (performed by Heather Headley) had a tough trip in season 2 with a number of traumatic occasions however the season ended together with her being proposed to by Ryan. Season 3 will possible kick off with the choice she makes.

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Image: Netflix

In an interview with TVLine, Sheryl J. Anderson answered most of the burning questions after the conclusion of season 2.

When requested who slashed Dana Sue’s tires, Anderson stated, “I will just say she has a past in common with our ladies and some other folks in town,” including, “She’s been away for a while, but she has come back with an agenda. She has come home to settle some scores.”

Anderson additionally stated we might “potentially” see the return of Victoria and implied we might see different “troublemakers” return sooner or later too. Dana Sue’s relationship was addressed, too, the place Anderson stated that three-way dance will possible proceed to be sophisticated.

Chatting with Glamor, Anderson stated there isn’t one sole query heading into season 3 in comparison with season 2 aside from the large one being a couple of renewal saying, “I hope the main question that everybody has at the end of season two is: Are they going to get a season three?”

Who will star in Candy Magnolias Season 3?

Alongside the renewal affirmation, it was introduced that stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley can be reprising their roles.

We’ve bought affirmation of a number of new faces you’ll see all through Candy Magnolias season 3:

  • Rachel Markarian (All American, Tales of the Strolling Lifeless, Bandit, High Gun: Maverick) shall be taking part in Wendy
  • Jon Briddell (Doom Patrol) will visitor star as Jimmy.
  • Jermaine Rivers (The Gifted, Dynasty) may have a recurring position as Charles Perkins.

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