The American film director and actor, Tyler Perry, is bringing back one of his classic characters for a new Netflix film called A Madea Homecoming after a three-year break from the big screen.
After A Madea Family Funeral, the director hinted in 2019 that he was thinking of retiring the legendary character, as he believed it was time to “say goodbye” to Madea after nearly 20 years.
However, believing that the world “needed to laugh,” the 51-year-old movie star violated his promise to kill Madea and announced her comeback on social media.
Perry took to social media and slipped in and out of Madea’s voice, saying: “Hey, guess what’s happening? Madea’s coming to Netflix”. “We need to laugh, man. Too much is going on in the country. We need to laugh, so I was done, but she’s coming back—Madea on Netflix. I can’t wait,” he remarked in the video while making his announcement.
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) June 8, 2021
The announcement of Madea’s homecoming elicited a flurry of reactions, with many individuals expressing their delight at her reappearance. The franchise’s 12th episode, which Perry will write and direct, will be released exclusively on Netflix next year.
— Mario Blackmon (@msmario) June 12, 2021