Tyler Perry Strikes First-Look TV Deal With Netflix


Tyler Perry is adding to his collection of first-look deals.

Perry has struck a first-look series deal with Netflix, adding to his pact with the streamer on movies.

As part of the new arrangement, the streamer has ordered drama series Beauty In Black, the first greenlight under the deal.

This comes on top of Perry’s BET deal for TV, which we understand is still ongoing and he has over ten series at the company. In 2017, Perry struck a large, long-term pact with the-then titled Viacom.

Beauty in Black is a 16-episode drama series, written, directed, and produced by Perry. It follows two women leading very different lives. While Kimmie is struggling to make a living after her mother kicked her out and Mallory is running a successful business, they find themselves entangled in each other’s lives.

Angi Bones and Tony Strickland will also produce for Tyler Perry Studios. 

In October, Perry struck a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix that sees him write, direct and produce features for the streamer. That deal followed his deal with Amazon Studios to write four features for Prime Video.

Perry’s upcoming films with Netflix include Six Triple Eight starring Kerry Washington, and Mea Culpa starring Kelly Rowland. His previous films with Netflix include A Jazzman’s Blues, A Madea Homecoming and thriller A Fall from Grace

Perry’s BET projects include Sistas, which is in its seventh season, The Oval, which is in season five and Ruthless, which is in season four. He also has Young Dylan at Nickelodeon.


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