“Six Triple Eight” tells the story of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.
Tyler Perry is going to war—that is, World War II. The prolific writer-director has onboarded his next feature film with Six Triple Eight, a new historical drama coming to Netflix, it was announced Wednesday.
Based on an article by journalist Kevin M. Hymel for WWII History Magazine, “Six Triple Eight” tells the story of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-black, all-female battalion active during World War II. The group, made up of 855 women, was tasked with sorting a three-year backlog of 17 million undelivered mail, reconnecting American soldiers with loved ones at home, while also fighting discrimination and violence in war-torn Europe. The women of the battalion received the Congressional Gold Medal this year after President Joe Biden signed legislation honoring them.
Perry will write, direct and produce “Six Triple Eight” for Tyler Perry Studios with Angi Bones and Tony Strickland. Additional producers are Nicole Avant for Her Excellency Productions, Keri Selig for Intuition Productions and Carlota Espinosa. Peter Guber is Executive Producer for Mandalay Pictures.
Six Triple Eight is Perry’s fourth directorial effort for Netflix, which also includes 2020’s A Fall From Grace, known as Cicely Tyson’s last film before her death, and this year’s Madea film, A Madea Homecoming. and the drama “A Jazzman’s Blues.” Perry also starred in the Adam McKay Best Picture nominee “Don’t Look Up,” which became one of the most-watched films on the streamer upon its release last winter.
In addition to his current relationship with Netflix, Perry also has several ongoing series on BET and its spinoff streamer Bet+, including House of Payne, The Oval, Sistas, Ruthless, Bruh, and Assisted Living. ‘, ‘All the Queen’s Men’ and ‘Zatima’. He also created a children’s sitcom, Young Dylan, which is currently airing on Nickelodeon. This month Perry signed a new deal with Amazon Studios where he will develop four new feature films for the Prime Video streamer.
“I’m excited and grateful to be working with Amazon Studios to bring movies to Prime Video,” Perry said in a statement announcing the deal. “Jennifer Salke and the entire team welcomed me with open arms. I look forward to continuing to tell unique stories and introducing my next projects to the global audiences they reach.”
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