Netflix gives the gift of renewal for Sweet Magnolias season 4.
Fans have been anxiously awaiting news about renewal for Sweet Magnolias in hopes of more stories from the fictional town of Serenity, South Carolina. Sheryl J. Anderson and Dan Paulson will lead the charge again as showrunner and executive producer, respectively.
Anyone watching the Netflix Top 10 knows that the popular series performed very well in its season 3 release this past summer. It premiered in the #1 slot. In fact, Netflix reports that each of the first 3 seasons of Sweet Magnolias has ranked in the Global Top 10 for 10 weeks in more than 60 countries.
A quote from Netflix about the popular niche that the series shares with other favorites:
The Season 4 renewal of Sweet Magnolias joins a growing lineup of “comfort” and lighter scripted dramas at Netflix that includes original hits like Virgin River (renewed for Season 6), The Lincoln Lawyer (renewed for Season 3), Ginny & Georgia (renewed for Seasons 3 and 4), licensed hits such as Suits, and fan-favorites like Firefly Lane and the anthology Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.
What’s at stake?
While several storylines offered some resolution, viewers know that there is much yet to be explored in the series. Here are just a handful of questions the audience is longing to have answered.
- Will Helen and Eric find their way back to each other romantically?
Helen felt like she had to give a future with Ryan one more chance. Of course, diehard fans believed that Ryan would never really be able to settle down despite his proclamations. Sure enough, that was the case. There were certainly some meaningful glances between Eric and Helen at the Sullivans’ renewal ceremony.
- Are Ty and Annie becoming a couple?
Viewers have long wished for these two childhood friends to find their way to being a couple. There have been obstacles (like Jackson Lewis, for instance) along the way, but season 3 ended with Ty and Annie holding hands.
- When will Isaac reveal to his half-siblings that they share Bill Townsend as their biological father?
To be fair, Isaac did reveal the news to baby Bex, but it’s the older siblings who have not heard. Ty, Kyle and Katie do not know that Isaac is their brother.
- Will the playground renovation come to fruition?
The young people of Serenity have worked hard to propose improvements to the ailing equipment at the local playground. But they need funding to make it a reality. Viewers wonder if Bill might chip in when we see him visiting the playground toward the end of season 3.
- Speaking of Bill, where have he and Kathy headed, and will they return?
Ronnie’s vengeful sister wreaked havoc on Serenity in season 3 before ultimately apologizing. Still there has been no sign of her returning the money Ronnie gave her to leave town. Is she truly sorry? Could she have a redemption arc in store?
Of course, this list is far from conclusive. There are many more stories that viewers are hoping will be told in the recently announced fourth season. If the source material from author Sherryl Woods is any indication, there is much more to explore.
What storylines are you most hoping to be included in season 4? Let us know in the comments.
The first 3 seasons are currently available to stream on Netflix.
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