After the Madea Family Funeral which was thought to be the end of Madea, Tyler Perry is reinvigorating the beloved character for a Netflix film, A Madea Homecoming.
Tyler Perry’s Madea will be returning for a new Netflix movie following its original creation with famous character based on his own mother and aunt. Depicted as a tough, elderly Black woman and portrayed by Perry, Madea made her first appearance in the 1999 stage play, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, before starring in 10 more plays by Perry, including various TV shows and a book. However, Madea is popular for her roles in Perry’s films based on those plays.
Since her screen debut in 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea has appeared in 11 live-action films, staggeringly grossing more than $1 billion at the North American box office.
Some of the films in Perry’s popular series include, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea Goes to Jail, Madea’s Big Happy Family, and A Madea Christmas, all of which are based on prior plays.
The films were faced with criticisms albeit, every film in the franchise has been a profitable venture for Lionsgate. A Madea Family Funeral, which grossed $75 million during its domestic run, was thought to be the last film in the franchise, but it is rather apparent that Perry is not set to bid Madea farewell.
Meanwhile, Perry’s iconic character will be returning for a 12th installment on Netflix titled, A Madea Homecoming. According to THR, the project will begin production at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta ahead of its debut on streaming service sometime in 2022. Perry has written, directed, produced, and acted in every live-action Madea movie, and Netflix’s Madea Homecoming won’t be any different.
Noteworthily, the Madea brand has been a huge success on stage and screen for two decades, hence, thr 12th installment order by streaming giant, Netflix might not be caught with much of surprises.