Madea is back. Perry is bringing his notable character out of retirement for A Madea Homecoming.
A Madea Homecoming will be the 12th installment of his Madea Franchise and is heading to Netflix for its debut.
Details on the project are being kept underwraps but like all of his films, Perry will write and direct A Madea Homecoming with Will Areu and Mark Swinton producing. EPs are Perry and Michelle Sneed.
While Perry originally said that Madea would be making her final appearance in the 2019 Lionsgate feature A Madea Family Funeral, which made $75M at the global box office.
“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.
However, he can’t let go of his beloved outspoken woman. Michelle Sneed will executive produce the movie along with Perry. Will Areu and Mark Swinton will produce.
The dramedy will be shot at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta and has a 2022 debut on the streaming service.
The character of Madea was first introduced onstage in the 1999 play I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Since then, her character spanned into 11 movies and another 20 plays. The Madea franchise has grossed over 1 billion dollars at the North American box office.
A Madea Homecoming isn’t the first project Tyler Perry has with the streamer. In 2020 he released A Fall From Grace and is currently shooting A Jazzman’s Blues for Netflix. He is also writing, directing and producing the film that stars Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer, and unravels 40 years of secrets and lies in a tale of forbidden love and family drama soundtracked by juke joint blues in the deep South.