Tyler Perry returns to Netflix for new film, ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’; ‘Snowfall’ gets renewed for season five

After his last film, A Fall from Grace, Tyler Perry is returning to Netflix for his next film, A Jazzman’s Blues. 

Deadline reports that Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer are on board to join the film. 

Set between 1937 and 1987, A Jazzman’s Blues “follows an investigation into an unsolved murder, [which] unveils a story full of forbidden love, deceit, and a secret that has been held for 40 years,” reports Deadline. 

Produced by Perry, the film serves as a passion project that was written by him as his first screenplay 26 years ago.  “I have waited a quarter of a century to tell this story and now is the perfect time and Netflix is the perfect partner,” Perry tells Deadline.

A Jazzman’s Blues will primarily be filmed at Tyler Perry Studios and is scheduled for release later this year. 

And after an explosive season four, FX’s Snowfall has been granted an early renewal for its fifth season, also according to Deadline. The series takes place in 1980s South Central, Los Angeles, where the crack epidemic has taken over, as Franklin Saint, played by Damson Idris, expands his California drug empire. 

The first three seasons and episodes from season four of Snowfall are available now on Hulu.

Snowfall airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m., and also stars Carter Hudson, Isaiah John, Angela Lewis,Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Amin Joseph as Franklin’s uncle, Jerome.

By Rachel George
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