Friday, April 09, 2021

Tyler Perry Madea Series Coming to Showtime


Back in the mid 2000's media mogul Tyler Perry helped revive the TBS Network with his long running sitcoms House of Payne and its spin off Meet the Browns. Then Tyler helped cement the early success of Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network with his popular night time soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots before moving on to BET two years ago. 

Now Tyler Perry's larger than life character Madea is coming to Showtime...

According to reports Tyler Perry has inked a deal with Showtime to produce a series based on the origin story of Mabel 'Madea' Simmons. The scripted series will follow Mabel, before she was Madea,  during her early 20s after moving to Atlanta in the 1970s. 

The surprising part of this story is that the series is being scripted by twin sister writing partners JaNeika and JaSheika James and NOT Tyler Perry, though he is the executive producer. 

Fun Fact: The Madea character is loosely based on Tyler Perry's late mother and her sister.

8 comments:

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

I thought he was retiring that tired ass character? Madea has run it's course. Time for a new character he should play a black Perry Mason, he only look like that white man's jump off child.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind, get it.

R in NYC said...

I'll watch.

Anonymous said...

Ugh This Nigga Freaks Me Out -

Creep Is Very Damaging To The Black Community

Not A Female On Earth Can Potray 'Madea' ?

I Ain't Buying - Judge Joe Brown Is Right !!

Stay Woke-

Anonymous said...

I'll definitely watch but only if the writing and storyline is good. Keep on climbing to the top Tyler and I especially like seeing you bring the younger talent with you.

JustALady said...

What 4:22 PM said. Tyler Perry has built his own studio and hired most of the Black actors in Hollywood. What have you naysayers done lately. Ok not to like, not OK not to support and tear down!

Unknown said...

I knew he couldn’t retire Madea. That’s his main money maker. Plus his gay ass love wearing the dress.

Anonymous said...

and still, only his star will rise. This man refuses to employ writers, directors, and producers consistently. I remember he posted all these scripts he wrote himself for like 3 of his shows. People, specifically artists, let him know that bs was lame.

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