Tyler Perry extends creative partnership at Netflix, adds first-look series deal

Beauty in Black Drama Is First Series Greenlit Under New Deal

  • Tyler Perry has added a multi-year first-look series deal to his ongoing creative partnership at Netflix. 

  • The first series announced under the new deal is Beauty in Black, a 16-episode hour-long drama, written, directed, and produced by Perry. 

  • Beauty in Black 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. 

  • Perry and Netflix formed a creative partnership in 2023, where Perry will write, direct and produce feature films under a multi-year first-look deal.

  • Perry’s upcoming films with Netflix include Six Triple Eight starring an ensemble cast led by Kerry Washington, and Mea Culpa starring Kelly Rowland. 

  • His previous films with Netflix include A Jazzman’s Blues, a sweeping tale of forbidden love that made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, A Madea Homecoming, the 12th installment of the billion dollar Madea franchise, and the thriller A Fall from Grace

  • Tyler Perry headshot here.


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