Tyler Perry Inks New Deal With Amazon

Tyler Perry recently signed a new deal with Amazon Studios to create four new movies for their ultra-popular streaming service, Prime Video. 

“I’m excited and grateful to start working with Amazon Studios to bring movies to Prime Video,” said Perry after closing the deal. “Jennifer Salke and the entire team have welcomed me with open arms. I’m looking forward to continuing telling unique stories and bringing my next projects to the global audiences that they reach.”

Prime Video is accessible to over 240 countries worldwide, and Perry will now write, direct, and produce four movies for the service, which already features five Tyler Perry movies available to stream. Among them are some of his most popular titles like Madea’s Big Happy Family and For Colored Girls.

“Tyler Perry is undeniably one of the most prolific creators of our time,” gushed the head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke. “He is a true multi-hyphenate who has defined his own incredible brand of storytelling and inspired people all over the world with his series and films. We are excited to collaborate with Tyler and his teams to bring even more of his fantastic signature films to our global audiences.”

This new deal marks yet another success for the high-flying media mogul after winning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2020 and the Governor’s Award at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Each of his last three movies, A Fall From Grace, A Jazzman’s Blues, and A Madea Homecoming, are currently streaming on Netflix. Furthermore, Perry has multiple shows on BET and BET+, including Sistas which recently hit the 100 episode milestone. All of these projects film at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and the four new movies in the Amazon deal are expected to film there as well. 

Perry is not the only talent to sign a deal with Amazon recently as Eddie Murphy, Donald Glover, and the Russo Brothers, who just finished filming their next blockbuster starring Chris Pratt and Millie Bobby Brown in Atlanta, have all joined forces with the mega-streaming service.