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Madea Prequel Series in Development at Showtime From Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry is developing a drama prequel series about the early life of his iconic character Madea for ShowtimeVariety has learned.

Showtime has ordered multiple scripts for the projects, which is titled “Mabel.” Per the official description of the project, 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.

Perry and Tim Palen are the creators and executive producers of “Mabel,” with JaNeika James and JaSheika James attached to write and executive produce.

Perry is

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