Tyler Perry Signs First Look Deal with Netflix

Acclaimed filmmaker Tyler Perry has entered into a multi-year, first-look feature agreement with streaming giant Netflix. Under this pact, Perry will write, direct, and produce films exclusively for the platform, further solidifying his position as a dominant force in the entertainment industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tyler Perry signs a multi-year, first-look feature deal with Netflix.
  • Perry is already collaborating with Netflix on titles like “Six Triple Eight” and “Mea Culpa.”
  • The filmmaker has previously worked with Netflix on projects like “A Jazzman’s Blues” and “A Madea Homecoming.”
  • Perry also has a non-exclusive deal with Amazon Prime Video.

Expanding Perry’s Netflix Portfolio

Perry’s collaboration with Netflix is already in full swing, with several titles in the pipeline. One of the most anticipated projects is “Six Triple Eight,” a World War II period film that tells the story of the only all-Black, all-female battalion stationed overseas during the war. The film boasts a star-studded cast with Kerry Washington in a leading role, supported by media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Another project under this deal is the legal drama “Mea Culpa.” The film stars Kelly Rowland as a criminal defense attorney embroiled in a complex case involving an artist accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Perry’s Previous Netflix Endeavors

This isn’t Perry’s first rodeo with Netflix. He has previously collaborated with the streaming service on his period drama “A Jazzman’s Blues,” the thriller “A Fall from Grace,” and the 12th installment of his iconic Madea film series, “A Madea Homecoming.”

Balancing Deals with Other Streamers

Interestingly, Perry also has an existing pact with Amazon, another major player in the streaming world. Announced in 2022, this non-exclusive agreement with Amazon Prime Video sees Perry writing, directing, and producing four feature films. Some of the titles under this deal include the police brutality-themed “Black, White, and Blue” and the Meagan Good-starring “Divorce in the Black.” Despite his commitment to Netflix, Perry will continue to honor his projects with Amazon.

A Prolific Career in Television

Beyond films, Perry has made significant strides in television. He has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Paramount, producing popular BET series such as “The Oval,” “Assisted Living,” and “Sistas.” Earlier this year, Perry was in discussions to acquire a majority stake in BET. However, by August, reports indicated that Paramount Global had decided against selling a majority stake in the network.


Tyler Perry’s new deal with Netflix is a testament to his unparalleled influence and creativity in the entertainment world. As he continues to produce compelling content, fans and industry insiders alike eagerly await the next chapter in Perry’s illustrious career.

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