Tyler Perry molded Madea into a name that’s known and loved by the masses. First introducing her by way of his stage-plays and then bringing her to the big screen.
Now, he’ll be exploring her story the more via the vehicle of a new origin series at Showtime.
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‘Mabel’ is confirmed to be in the works at the network.
Created by Perry and Tim Palen, the show’s official synopsis reads:
Long before she was the force of nature known as Madea she was a smart, fierce, irresistible, dangerous, crazy 20-something black woman named Mabel Simmons. When she moved to Atlanta in 1972 she set the city – and the world – on fire.
This is super interesting, especially if it manages to take aspects of the Madea we know and love and fuses it with an approach few would see coming. For example, skewing more drama than just punchline led.