Tyler Perry officially retired his beloved, and our beloved Mabel “Madea” Simmons a few years ago and ever since then, things have not been the same. Well, fortune is about to smile on us again because the American actor, director, and producer has announced that Madea will be making a return on an even bigger stage, coming to Netflix in 2022.
Making the announcement on Instagram, Perry kept being interrupted by Madea herself, who made sure to get her two cents in before the camera turned off. “This is Tyler Perry saying – this is Madea speaking and I’m coming back on Netflix,” said the actor.
According to a press release, the film and TV mogul will release the twelfth instalment of the series, A Madea Homecoming, on Netflix in 2022. The film will be shot entirely at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
The news was well-received on social media with fans of the franchise excitedly reacting to Madea’s return. Although we believed Madea’s final screen appearance happened in 2019’s A Madea Family Funeral and Tyler Perry has joked several times how much he dislikes wearing the Madea wig and portraying the character, he noted that the world needs some laughter right now. I think we can all agree that Madea has never failed to make us giggle and her return couldn’t come at a better time.