Multiple award-winning, director and producer Tyler Perry has announced the return of Madea’s character but will be exclusive to Netflix.In a clip shared to Instagram on Tuesday 8th June, Tyler Perry made the announcement slipping in and out of Madea’s voice.
“Hey, guess what’s happening? Madea’s coming to Netflix.” He said. Perry went on to explain his decision to bring back the retired character.
“We need to laugh, man, too much is going on in the country. We need to laugh, so, I was done, but she’s coming back. Madea on Netflix. I can’t wait,” he said.
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According to Netflix, the upcoming film, titled” A Madea Homecoming”, will be released on Netflix in 2022. Written and directed by Perry, this film will be the 12th installment of the franchise.
“A Madea Homecoming” follows the last installment, “A Madea Family Funeral, “released in 2019. Before that film’s release, Perry said that he was retiring the character after nearly 20 years.
During an interview on Bevy Smith’s SiriusXM show Bevelations in October 2018, he laughed as he said, “It’s time for me to kill that old b*tch, I’m tired, man! I’m tired. I just don’t want to be her age playing her. So, we’re going to say goodbye to her.“Perry said
Entertainment Tonight had earlier reported that a prequel series, titled “Mabel,” based on Madea’s early life in her 20s living in 1972 Atlanta is in the works with Showtime.
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