Tyler Perry is Remaking Madea Origin TV Series With Showtime

Deadline exclusively reports, Tyler Perry is taking Mabel “Madea to Showtime courtesy of her TV series Titled “Mabel,” the show will be an origin story and prequel to her life back in Atlanta in the early 70s. The series has already received a multiple-script order from Showtime, proving that the network has high hopes for the project. You’ll recall that Tyler based “Madea” on both his mother and his aunt, which launched his career with dozens of successful stage plays featuring the character.

Tyler Perry has conquered the stage with his plays and the big screen with his movies…and now he has his sights set on bringing arguably his most famous character to TV audiences.

A recent announcement confirmed that Tyler Perry is currently developing “Mabel,” which is described as a prequel to his popular “Madea” character tracing her roots in 1970s Atlanta.

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