Tyler Perry recently announced that he’s bringing back his well-loved and admired character, Mabel “Madea” Simmons for his new Netflix film, “A Madea Homecoming”.
The actor will write, direct and star in the film which will be the 11th in the franchise. It will be his 12th time portraying the iconic character. The movie is set to be shot at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Ga.
The movie is planned to be released on Netflix in 2022, with Tyler Perry shooting it entirely at his studio in Atlanta. This new project will be managed by Michelle Sneed, the president of Production and Development at Tyler Perry Studios.
The 51-year old actor also announced this on social media. In Madea’s voice, the actor pointed, “This is Madea saying I’m coming back, and I’m on Netflix and I can’t wait to tell you”. “I was done , but it wasn’t”.
In Perry’s words, “too much is going on in the country, we need to laugh”
Tyler Perry’s trademark character Mabel “Madea” Simmons, an outspoken, gun-toting grandmother , whose name emanates from the African American contraction of “Mother Dear”, was created in his play “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (2000 film; 2009). Madea later grew to be a recurring character in several Tyler Perry movies sich as “Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2001; film 2005), Madea’s Family Reunion (2002; film 2006), Madea’s Class Reunion (2003), Madea Goes to Jail (2005; film 2009), Madea’s Big Happy Family (2010; film 2011), A Madea Christmas (2011; film 2013), and Madea’s Neighbors from Hell (2014).
His second stage production, a 1999 adaptation of the film, “Woman, Thou Art Loosed” raked in $5 million dollars in five (5) months.