Jamie Lynn Spears joins cast of ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Netflix series

Jamie Lynn Spears, star of “Zoey 101” and sister to pop star Britney Spears, has joined the cast of upcoming Netflix series “Sweet Magnolias.”

Spears will play Noreen Fitzgibbons, “a young woman who is determined to build a new life for herself after a series of bad choices,” according to Netflix.

Set in the charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina, the 10-episode show is based on a book series by Sherryl Woods about three women who have been best friends since childhood. Woods will serve as an executive producer for the series.

Monica Potter (“Parenthood”), Brooke Elliott (“Drop Dead Diva”) and Heather Headley (“Chicago Med’s”) were announced as series leads on the romantic drama in May.

Potter will play Maddie Townsend, “a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds herself at a crossroads in her life and her best friends are trying desperately to convince her that now is the time for reinvention,” according to Netflix.

Elliott will play Dana Sue Sullivan — “Everyone knows Dana Sue Sullivan as the strong-willed owner and head chef of Sullivan’s Restaurant, a cherished spot in the town of Serenity. A former wild child, she works constantly but is always willing to drop everything for her friends.”

Headley will play Helen Decatur, “a lawyer who has made it her goal to create an opportunity for the people of Serenity, her hometown. Whether professionally or as a friend, Helen is an ally — particularly to Maddie. Helen is selfless, and she has to be — her career means that she spends a lot of time focusing on other people’s problems.”

Sheryl J. Anderson will serve as showrunner and executive producer along with Dan Paulson. Norman Buckley will serve as co-executive producer and direct six episodes of the series.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Britney Spears stands courtside with sister Jamie Lynn as the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Washington Wizards on December 17, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Britney Spears walks through the crowd with sister Jamie Lynn Spears as the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Washington Wizards on December 17, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Jeffrey Bottari/NBAE via Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: Britney Spears is joined by her mother, Lynne (left), and her sister, Jamie Lynn, on a backstage visit to meet the cast after attending a performance of 'Hairspray' at the Neil Simon Theater. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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