He has 24 feature films to his credit, 20 stage plays, 17 TV shows, two New York Times bestselling books, and now, Tyler Perry has signed a stellar feature film deal with Netflix.
The man behind “Madea” has a media empire being constructed in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. He is a preeminent storyteller who has already had his titles featured on the world’s largest streamer.
A Jazzman’s Blues received respect and love at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The movie was adapted from his first screenplay written close to 30 years ago. A Fall From Grace, produced in 2020, follows a familiar trope with Perry–family and its skeletons. His first film was the 14th in the hilarious and heartwarming Madea franchise, A Madea Homecoming.
Perry’s upcoming films with Netflix include Six Triple Eight starring an ensemble cast led by Kerry Washington (also the Executive Producer) about the inspiring true story of the the first and only Women’s Army Corp unit of color to be stationed overseas during World War 2, and Mea Culpa starring Kelly Rowland about a criminal defense attorney who takes on the case of an artist who may or may not have murdered his girlfriend.
Tyler Perry’s star power is still reaching its zenith, as last year, the writer and director signed a similar four-film deal with Amazon. A story on his website notes:
This new partnership with Amazon will further encourage Tyler Perry’s already insatiable drive to push the boundaries of creative storytelling through fresh modes of collaboration and production.
And if you wanted to know anything else about the New Orleans-born ingenue, stay tuned. Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story will be an Amazon Prime documentary by Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz. The doc is set to world premiere as AFI Fest’s centerpiece film on October 27, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
There is nothing he can’t do, so sit back and enjoy his ride. It’s one of inspiration and motivation.