Tyler Perry's Next Netflix Movie Focuses on All-Black Female WWII Battalion

Tyler Perry’s Next Netflix Movie Focuses on All-Black Female WWII Battalion

Tyler Perry Next Netflix Movie Focuses on All-Black Female WWII Battalion

The next film being done by Tyler Perry for streaming giant, Netflix has been announced.

Netflix has announced that Perry’s next movie on their service will be the true story of World War II’s only all-Black, all-female unit, which was the 6888th Battalion. The title of the upcoming movie is Six Triple Eight. This project, which he will direct and write, will be the fourth Netflix film for the Atlanta studio owner.

The script that Perry is penning will be based on an article written in 2021 by Kevin M. Hymel which was published in WWII History magazine. Earlier this year in March, President Joe Biden presented the 6888 with the Medal of Honor.

The backstory of the 6888th Battalion is that the group went through a three-year backlog of mail that wasn’t delivered and they delivered the mail to American soldiers who were far from home. The 855 Black women who were a part of the 6888th Battalion performed the job while having to face discrimination and other obstacles they had to encounter during those times.  They had a motto, “No mail, low morale” they used as they fulfilled the promise of delivering 17 million pieces of mail.

Deadline reported that the movie director will be producing this project with Nicole Avant and Her Excellency Productions; Keri Selig for Intuition Productions; Carlota Espinosa; Angi Bones and Tony Strickland for Tyler Perry Studios. Peter Guber of Mandalay Pictures has signed on as an executive producer.

Perry’s previous three films on Netflix were A Fall From Grace, A Madea Homecoming, and A Jazzman’s Blues.

Last month, BLACK ENTERPRISE reported that Deniese Davis and Reform Media Group announced a development deal with Tyler Perry Studios that will bring more diverse storytelling to the television and film industry. According to Deadline, the deal covers TV, unscripted, and first-look feature film projects.

Tyler Perry Next Netflix Movie Focuses on All-Black Female WWII Battalion

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