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Tyler Perry Inks Multi-Year Deal With Netflix

According to a report from Deadline, filmmaker, playwright, and media giant, Tyler Perry has landed a new, multi-year first-look deal with Netflix that will have him writing, directing, and producing features for the streaming service.

News of the partnership comes after Perry’s deal with Amazon Studios in November 2022 to write, direct, and produce four features for Prime Video. Perry embarks upon the venture after working largely with Netflix in recent years, including on the forthcoming features Six Triple Eight and Mea Culpa.

Exec produced by Kerry Washington, who also leads the starry ensemble, Six Triple Eight spotlights the inspiring true story of the first and only Women’s Army Corp unit of color to be stationed overseas during World War II. Kelly Rowland and Trevante Rhodes star in Mea Culpa, a film about a criminal defense attorney who takes on the case of an artist who may or may not have murdered his girlfriend.

Perry's other films for Netflix include recent Humanitas Prize winner A Jazzman’s Blues, a story of forbidden love that premiered in Toronto and worldwide; A Madea Homecoming, the 12th installment of the billion-dollar Madea franchise, in which Perry also stars; and the thriller A Fall from Grace starring Crystal Fox.

His personal story will soon be gracing the screen via Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, a documentary directed for Amazon Studios and Bekele Films by Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz, which has been set to world premiere as AFI Fest’s centerpiece film on October 27th, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Reps for the always-busy multi-hyphenate are WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

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