Tyler Perry Lands Madea Prequel Series At Showtime

Looks like Tyler Perry is not ready to say goodbye to Madea.

The billionaire is set to develop a prequel series centered around Madea’s origins at Showtime. The project will be titled, Mabel.

The drama series will be an hour-long drama and will be executive produced by Perry, Tim Palen, JaNeika, and JaSheika James.

According to Hollywood Reporter.com:

Mabel is set in Atlanta in 1972. It will tell the story of Mabel Simmons: Long before she was the force of nature known as Madea, she was a smart, fierce, irresistible, dangerous, crazy 20-something Black woman who set the city — and the world — on fire.