Tyler Perry Inks New Multi-Film Production Deal With Netflix

Tyler Perry (Credit: Tyler Perry Studios)

Tyler Perry is expanding his partnership with Netflix.

Perry has inked a new first-look, multi-year production deal with the streaming giant that will see him write, direct and produce a new slate of feature films, Netflix said in a press release Monday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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The media mogul already has two movies in the works at Netflix, including the World War II drama Six Triple Eight starring Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon.

The film tells the true story of the 6888th battalion — the only all-Black female World War II battalion. The women were assigned the task of sorting through over 17 million pieces of mail between American soldiers and their loved ones back home.

Perry is also prepping the legal drama Mea Culpa starring Kelly Rowland for Netflix. The film centers on a criminal defense attorney, who agrees to represent an artist who may or may not have murdered his girlfriend.

The director’s previous films for the streamer include forbidden love story A Jazzman’s Blues; the comedy A Madea Homecoming; and the thriller A Fall from Grace.

Perry continues to land lucrative deals.

He signed a non-exclusive agreement with Amazon in November 2022, to write, direct and produce four movies for release on Prime Video, as previously reported.

Per Amazon, the first two films under the deal are police brutality drama Black, White & Blue and Divorce in the Black about a broken marriage.

Prime Video will also release the documentary Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, about the filmmaker’s life and losses, on Nov. 17.

He additionally has a deal with the BET+ streaming platform, which airs his shows The Oval, Bruh, and All the Queen’s Men.

The writer-director wanted to buy BET and its branded properties from parent company Paramount Global. But the deal fell through in August, when Paramount notified potential buyers that it was taking BET Media Group off the market after the bids came in lower than expected.

Earlier this month, Perry criticized Paramount Global for its handling of the potential sale, saying the company demanded much more money than BET is worth.

“The way it happened was disrespectful in a lot of ways,” he said at a Bloomberg summit on business equality. “Don’t try to get me to pay for something that’s not worth anywhere near the value.”