‘She’s Back’: Tyler Perry Brings Madea Out of Retirement for Netflix Film

by Jamila Lizet White

June 8, 2021

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Madea is officially out of retirement. Tyler Perry is bringing the titular and iconic character to Netflix with A Madea Homecoming; the 12th installment of the franchise.

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Although the multihyphenate reported in 2019 that Mabel “Madea” Simmons would make her final appearance in A Madea Family Funeral, Perry alluded in his Instagram announcement that her retirement ended early because “too much is going on in the country” and “we need to laugh.”

The 51-year-old will executive produce, direct and write with Will Areu (A Fall From Grace) and Mark Swinton (House of Payne) will produce. There are no plot details as of yet.

A Madea Homecoming marks Perry’s second project under the streaming giant after the 2020 release of A Fall From Grace. The film was seen by 39 million households within the first month on Netflix.

Watch his full announcement below and tell us: will you be tuning in?

 

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