Filmmaker Tyler Perry has recently inked an exclusive first-look deal with the popular streaming giant, Netflix. Under this new agreement, Perry will not only write and direct but also produce various projects for the platform. This move follows the conclusion of Perry’s previous deal with Amazon Studios, where he was contracted to create four films exclusively for Prime Video.
Perry has a well-established relationship with Netflix already, having collaborated on several projects in the past. Fans can anticipate the release of two upcoming films, “Six Triple Eight” and “Mea Culpa,” both of which Perry has worked alongside Netflix to produce. “Six Triple Eight,” executive produced by Kerry Washington, recounts the remarkable story of the first Women’s Army Corps unit of color deployed overseas during World War II. On the other hand, “Mea Culpa” features stars like Kelly Rowland and Trevante Rhodes and centers around a criminal defense attorney who takes on a high-profile case involving an artist accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Additionally, Perry has produced other notable films for Netflix, including “A Jazzman’s Blues,” “A Madea Homecoming,” and “A Fall from Grace.” These titles have gained significant popularity within the streaming community, solidifying Perry’s prominence within the industry.
Moreover, a documentary entitled “Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story” is also in the works. Directed by Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz, this documentary will shed light on Perry’s personal journey and experiences. Audiences can look forward to its premiere at AFI Fest on October 27, where it will undoubtedly captivate and inspire viewers.
With this latest deal, Perry continues to showcase his immense talent and creativity, proving himself as a force to be reckoned with in the film industry. Represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole, Perry’s collaborations with Netflix exemplify the streaming platform’s commitment to bringing audiences diverse and compelling content. Fans of Perry and Netflix alike eagerly anticipate the future projects that will undoubtedly thrive under this promising partnership.