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Tyler Perry Lands Madea Prequel Series At Showtime

04/09/2021 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff
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.https://www.instagram.com/p/CNYmDKAhEwK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkThe 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.