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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 Myself. Since then, she’s been at the center of other theater productions and dozens of films, TV shows and even a book.
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.
Perry will write and direct A Madea Homecoming, and his shingle’s president of production and development, Michelle Sneed, will executive produce the movie along with Perry. Will Areu and Mark Swinton will produce.
A Madea Homecoming also expands Netflix’s relationship with Perry, whose 2020 film A Fall From Grace was seen by 39 million households in its first month on the streaming service. Perry is also shooting A Jazzman’s Blues for Netflix, which stars Joshua Boone, Solea Pfeiffer, Amirah Vann and Austin Scott.
Perry’s films, including 11 movies and another 20 plays in the Madea franchise, have grossed over $1 billion at the North American box office.
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