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Tyler Perry strikes first look 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 ongoing with more than 10 series at the company. In 2017, Perry struck a large, long-term pact with the company then known as Viacom.

Beauty in Black is a 16-episode drama series written, directed and produced by Perry. It follows two women leading different lives — Kimmie is struggling to make a living after her mother kicked her out and Mallory is running a successful business — who 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 multiyear first-look deal with Netflix that sees him write, direct and produce features for the streamer. That 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 5; and Ruthless, which is in Season 4. He also has Young Dylan at Nickelodeon.


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