When Tyler Perry said he was retiring his famous character, Madea, everyone knew Madea would be back.
The Oscar and Emmy winning playwright and director confirmed he is resurrecting Mabel Earlene 'Madea' Simmons for a Netflix film streaming next year.
Perry said the world needs a good laugh after the Covid-19 pandemic and political turmoil.
"We need to laugh, man," the 51-year-old movie/TV mogul explained in a video where he appears possessed by Madea.
"Too much is going on in the country. We need to laugh, so I was done (but I wasn't!), but she's coming back."
Perry announced his plan to kill off Madea during an interview on Sirius XM radio in 2018.
"It's time for me to kill that old b***h. I'm tired, man! I'm tired. We gonna say goodbye in 2019," Perry told Bevy Smith.
He said he filmed Madea's funeral 2 years prior, and he was finally able to let her go.
Perry held Madea's funeral as a symbolic gesture to allow her fans time to mourn her passing. Her body was symbolically interred in a mausoleum in Georgia.
Tyler, born Emmitt Perry Jr., said he didn't "want to be her age playing her" but he changed his mind after Netflix asked him to bring Madea back from the dead.