She's back, Madea is back.
Writer and producer, Tyler Perry, has decided he's not actually ready to retire the character just yet.
Mabel "Madea" Earlene Simmons is an outrageous drag tribute to his mother and aunt and has starred in over half of his films including, Madea's Family Reunion (2006) and I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009). The iconic character has helped Perry reach over $1 billion at the box office and now she's ready to bring all of her sass to Netflix in a new and upcoming movie titled A Madea Homecoming.
This will become the twelfth installment in the franchise.
Madea's coming home..Netflix 😝!@TylerPerry is bringing his beloved Madea out of retirement for a 12th installment titled "A Madea Homecoming," which will be available on Netflix in 2022, Okurrr! pic.twitter.com/Nn1LFIoclY— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) June 8, 2021
The feature will be shot at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, where most of his films are produced. It will also feature input from Michelle Sneed, Will Areu, and Mark Swinton, along with Perry, of course.
First introduced to us back in 1999, during an onstage play version of I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Madea quickly took the world by storm with her unique boldness. Since then, she's gone on to star in several other theatre productions and even has a book written about her.
In 2019, Perry announced that he was actually retiring the character, which was not well received by fans as they loved the character so much.
The revelation came during the premiere of A Madea Family Funeral where Perry explained: "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.
But it seems as though the gun-wielding, "Hallelu-yer"-shouting senior is ready for at least one more round.
Madea’s coming to Netflix, I cannot wait 😭— DEE💎 (@Deecherish_) June 8, 2021
So far, no plot lines have been detailed for this new project, but there has been a date swirling around out there: 2022.
A Madea Homecoming adds yet another soon-to-be hit movie for Perry on Netflix.
Last year, A Fall From Grace, which was also written and directed by the movie mogul, was watched by over thirty-nine million households in its first month on the streaming service. Perry is also currently shooting A Jazzman's Blues for Netflix, which stars Joshua Boone, Solea Pfeiffer, Amirah Vann, and Austin Scott.
Let's hope this movie joins the other successful hits at the box office.