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Madea Prequel Series Mabel in the Works at Showtime, From Tyler Perry

13 days ago   |   By TV Line

Allow her to reintroduce herself: Mabel, a series exploring the untold origins of Tyler Perry‘s Madea character, is being developed at Showtime, our sister site Deadline reports. “Every great story has to start somewhere and every legend has a beginning,” reads the series' official logline. “Long before she was the force of nature known as...
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Madea Prequel Series From Tyler Perry in the Works at Showtime

13 days ago   |   By The Wrap

Tyler Perry is developing a prequel series about his popular Madea character with Showtime. The series, titled “Mabel,” would follow the early years of the character when she was in her 20s.
Showtime has ordered multiple scripts of the potential series, which Perry is co-creating with Tim Palen. JaNeika James and JaSheika James will write the script and executive produce.
Here is the official description of the series: 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...
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Madea Origin TV Series ‘Mabel' In Works At Showtime From Tyler Perry, Tim Palen, JaNeika & JaSheika James

13 days ago   |   By Deadline

After starting off on stage and then moving to the big screen, Tyler Perry's Madea is now headed to television. Showtime is developing Mabel, a drama series created by Perry and Tim Palen. The project, which has received a multiple-script order, tracks the origin story of the larger-than-life Madea character created and performed by Perry....
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