Following the release of A Madea Family Funeral in 2019, actor and director Tyler Perry announced that he is retiring his hugely popular character Madea. But just two years later, Perry is ready to put on the signature wig and dress again.
According to multiple reports, Perry is bringing back Madea from retirement for a new Netflix movie. The 12th installment in the film franchise will be titled A Madea Homecoming and is currently scheduled for release in 2022.
Besides starring in the movie, Perry will also serve as a writer and director. The filming is expected to begin soon in Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, but the plot details are still being kept under wraps.
A Madea Homecoming represents a continuation of Perry’s fruitful relationship with Netflix. His other projects for the streamer include the thriller A Fall from Grace and the upcoming drama A Jazzman’s Blues.
Perry first introduced Madea in the 2000’s play I Can Do Bad All By Myself. He based the character on his mom and aunt and described it as a “tough, elderly African-American woman.” Three more plays followed before the character made its way on the big screen in Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
Following the success of the first movie, 10 sequels were produced and collectively earned more than $1 billion at the box office. The character also made a number of guest appearances on television in shows like House of Payn and Love Thy Neighbor.