Tyler Perry Un-Retires Madea for New Netflix Film

Tyler Perry in ‘A Madea Family Funeral’ (CHIP BERGMAN/LIONSGATE)

Tyler Perry is not bidding farewell to Madea after all. The prolific creator and producer is bringing his iconic character to Netflix.

Perry is planning a 12th installment of the film franchise, A Madea Homecoming, for a 2022 debut on the streaming service. The feature will be shot at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, where the multihyphenate films most of his projects.

The character of Madea was first introduced onstage in the 1999 play I Can Do Bad All by MyselfSince then, she’s been at the center of other theater productions and dozens of films, TV shows and even a book.

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In 2019, Perry, then 49 years of age, talked about retiring the Madea character as he premiered A Madea Family Funeral. “I don’t want to be her age playing her, so it was time to shut it down and move on. I’ve got some other things I want to do, and in this next 50, I’m going to do something different,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Etan Vlessing

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