, a character created by Tyler Perry
, is making a comeback.
The movie mogul revealed earlier this week that it's not "goodbye" for his famous character — it's hellur. Perry announced in a video posted on Twitter
on Tuesday that a new project starring Madea is coming to Netflix
Perry, who plays the fiery gun-toting matriarch in the popular franchise, made the announcement while seated behind a desk with his unruly character Madea, acting as his alter ego, making outbursts throughout.
“This is Tyler Perry telling you — this is Madea telling you — that I'm coming back, and I'm on Netflix,” he said.
“We need to laugh, man,” Perry later said of the upcoming project, adding, “too much is going on in the country, we need to laugh.”
@NetflixFilm @strongblacklead @madea pic.twitter.com/rEwx0bnfRM — Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) June 8, 2021
According to The Hollywood
Reporter, the upcoming Madea film franchise installment, "A Madea Homecoming," will premiere on the streaming service in 2022.
Perry, 51, announced in 2018 that he was retiring his Madea character, telling SiriusXM radio host Bevy Smith, "We're going to say goodbye to her — don't tell her."
He made the announcement ahead of the release of the franchise's latest film, "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral," in 2019.
“We’re going to say goodbye in ’19,” he said on SiriusXM, adding, “I just don't want to be her age playing her.”
According to THR, Perry will write and direct the film.