‘Madea’ Prequel From Tyler Perry in the Works at Showtime

The project would trace the origins of the indelible character in 1970s Atlanta. Tyler Perry isn’t quite ready to bid farewell to Madea.The prolific creator and producer is developing a prequel series focused on his iconic character’s origins at Showtime. ViacomCBS’ premium cable outlet has ordered multiple scripts for the project, titled Mabel. The hourlong drama comes from creators Perry and Tim Palen, with JaNeika and … Continue reading ‘Madea’ Prequel From Tyler Perry in the Works at Showtime

Naomie Harris Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor in Showtime’s ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Series

Naomie Harris and Jimmi Simpson have signed on to star opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor in Showtime’s series adaptation of “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” URweb previously reported, the project had been in development at Paramount+ but will begin production later this year for Showtime. The series is based on the 1963 novel by author Walter Tevis. The book spawned the 1976 film starring David Bowie. … Continue reading Naomie Harris Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor in Showtime’s ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Series