Tyler Perry is on a mission to bring his famous character Madea to television audiences.

It was just revealed that Perry is developing Mabel a prequel to his popular Madea character. Deadline has reported that Mabel “Madea” Earlene Simmons will come to Showtime for her own series titled, Mabel. It will follow her life back to the early ’70s.

Mabel is written by JaNeika and JaSheika James. The series is in the development stages, so at this time, there is no information regarding episode order, casting, or a release date.

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