Fans of Tyler Perry’s famed Madea character can say “hallelujer,” she’s coming out of retirement.
Perry will bring the character back for a 2022 Netflix film titled A Madea Homecoming, the streaming giant announced in a press release Tuesday.
The Madea creator also posted Tuesday about the news on his personal Instagram page with the simple caption “She’s back.” Perry switched between his own voice and that of Madea in the video.
“Madea’s coming to Netflix. We need to laugh, man. Too much is going on in the country,” Perry said in a video he posted on Instagram.
The multi-hyphenate will be executive producing, screenwriting and directing the film, which is the 12th installment of his popular Madea movie franchise.
Michelle Sneed, current president of production & development at Tyler Perry Studios, will serve as an executive producer on the film alongside Perry. Will Areu and Mark Swinton will be producers on the film, which will be shot entirely at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Netflix has not yet released an official premiere date for A Madea Homecoming.
Perry’s previous Netflix projects include last year’s release of A Fall From Grace, and he is currently writing, directing and producing the family drama film A Jazzman’s Blues for the streamer.
In addition to his newest Netflix project, Perry will be keeping busy developing new storylines for Madea. As previously reported, the character will be featured in a new prequel series Perry is developing with producer Tim Palen for Showtime titled Mabel.
Perry originated Madea in his popular stage plays, then brought the character to the screen in Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005). The most recent film in the hit franchise was 2019’s A Madea Family Funeral. The character is based off of Perry’s mother and aunt.
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