Madea may be going to a funeral, but she’s the one fans will be saying goodbye to. Tyler Perry confirmed on Monday that “A Madea Family Funeral,” the eighth film in the franchise, will be its last.
In the film’s new trailer (along with a new poster), a joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.
“The Bible say, yea though she walked in the valley with the shad-uh…with Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Bears, she feared no evil, because the Three Little Pigs was not around,” Madea says.
The Madea franchise, which has been around since 2006 after her character was introduced in the 2005 film “Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” has grossed nearly $500 million at the domestic box office. The last Madea film, “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” brought in the least yet, earning only $47.3 million domestically.
“We’re gonna say goodbye in ’19,” Perry told SiriusXM on Monday about ending the franchise. “I just don’t want to be her age playing her.”
Perry stars alongside Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely in the film, which opens on March 1, 2019.
Watch the new trailer above, and see the new poster below: