Mabel "Madea" Simmons is back!
The character Tyler Perry made popular in his many films and stage shows will come out of retirement for a new Netflix movie.
A Madea Homecoming will be shot entirely at Tyler Perry Studios and released on Netflix in 2022.
Perry, the executive producer, will also write and direct the movie.
Making the announcement on Instagram, Perry said people need to laugh.
Perry retired Madea in 2020 with the sold-out Madea’s Farewell Tour and the final appearance of the character was in 2019's “A Madea Family Funeral".
Madea, a loud-mouth, rebellious grandmother through which Perry imparted many life lessons, first came to life in his 1999 play I Can Do Bad All by Myself. Following her screen debut in Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea became a global sensation appearing in 11 of Perry's movies which helped him to gross one billion dollars at the North American box office overall.
The Madea movie will continue Perry’s work with Netflix following last year’s release of A Fall From Grace which was seen by 39 million households in its first month.
He is also writing, directing and producing A Jazzman’s Blues for Netflix.
Starring Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer, the film 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.