Netflix has always had a penchant for creating easy-watch romance dramas and Sweet Magnolias is no different but what filming location was used for the 10-episode series?

In recent years Netflix has been earning a reputation for big-budget drama series such as Stranger Things and The Witcher.

However, we’ve also seen more diverse content appear on the streaming service to cater to Netflix’s ever-growing global audience.

This includes everything from docuseries and reality TV to Oscar-winning films and international TV series so there’s certainly plenty to choose from.

However, that doesn’t mean that Netflix’s staple cheesy rom-coms and dramas have fallen by the wayside, oh no.

May 2020 sees the release of Sweet Magnolias, a romantic drama centred around three South Carolina women.

While the lead characters may hail from South Carolina, viewers have been wondering if the series was actually filmed there.

Sweet Magnolias on Netflix

Sweet Magnolias was released on Netflix on May 19th, 2020.

The 10-episode season, which is based on the Sherryl Woods novels of the same name, tells the story of three women from the fictional town of Serenity, South Carolina.

Maddie, Dana Sue and Helen are there to support each other through relationship, career and life mishaps.


Where was Sweet Magnolias filmed?

As mentioned, Sweet Magnolias is set in the town of Serenity in South Carolina but as this is a fictional location, a different venue was used to film the series.

  • Sweet Magnolias was filmed in the city of Covington, Georgia.

Filming began on July 8th, 2019 and according to The Cinemaholic, showmakers also spent time in neighbouring towns including the city of Atlanta.


What else has been filmed in Covington?

With the reputation of being the ‘Hollywood of the South,’ it’s safe to say that a fair few productions have been filmed in Covington.

According to IMDb, Covington has played host to 257 film and TV productions.

The biggest of which include The Vampire Diaries, Doctor Sleep, 2011’s Footloose, Remember the Titans and The Dukes of Hazzard TV series.

Sweet Magnolias, which was filmed in Covington, Georgia, is available to stream now after releasing on Netflix on May 19th, 2020.

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