Tyler Perry looks set to bring his famed character, Madea, out of retirement for a brand new project he is working on with Netflix. The new film, titled A Madea Homecoming, is Perry’s first return to Madea since 2019.
The character, now an iconic piece of Americana, first broke into the collective consciousness with the 1999 play I Can Do Bad All By Myself and went on to feature in many TV shows, films and plays. Now, it would seem Madea is ready for a return.
The last work Madea was seen in, A Madea Family Funeral, looked to be the final moment on screen for the legendary character as Perry seemed intent on retiring her for good.
“I don’t want to be her age playing her, so it was time to shut it down and move on,” he said. “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, as per Deadline’s report, Perry will pick up the character for another landmark film. Perry is set to write and direct A Madea Homecoming with Michelle Sneed acting as executive producer.
The 12th edition of the Madea franchise will be released in 2022.