There are numerous production listings that imply Tyler Perry is engaged in new Netflix film production. Tyler Perry will be producing and directing Six Triple Eight, a historical war drama that tells the tale of the Six Triple Eight, the only all-Black female unit to serve in World War 2.
The upcoming historical war drama Six Triple Eight is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry. It will be the first time Perry’s production company, The Tyler Perry Company, has produced a War drama.
The project also lists Angi Bones (The House Next Door), Peter Gruber, Nicole Avant (Wag the Dog), Keri Selig (Passengers), and Carlota Espinosa as producers in addition to Perry.
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What is Six Triple Eight’s Storyline?
“During the height of the fighting in World War II around the year 1943, difficulties in the war caused a shift in priorities, and a significant portion of the mail that had previously been delivered to soldiers on the front lines was halted.”
When soldiers are unable to communicate with their families at home, their hopes are dashed, and the warehouses begin to fill up with unfulfilled deliveries that are piling up. In order to solve this issue, the Women’s Army Corps has dispatched their all-Black 6888th Battalion, which consists of over 800 female soldiers, to tackle the impossible challenge of sorting years’ worth of backlogged mail.
The goal of this mission is to fix the problem. Even though higher-ups in the military are rooting for the plan to fail, the Six Triple Eight are adamant that they will deliver hope to service members and their families all over the world.
What is the Current State of Production for Six Triple Eight?
Filming is scheduled to take place between January 9th and April 6th, 2023, according to Production Weekly issue #1327. Netflix did not respond to an interview request for this article.
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Who Are the Cast Members of Six Triple Eight?
At the time of this writing, there has been no announcement regarding any cast members for Six Triple Eight.
What Was the 6888th Battalion?
The Woman’s Army Corps’ all-Black 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, also known as the “Six Triple Eight,” served in World War Two.
There were 855 people in the battalion, which had five companies and was made up of both officers and enlisted personnel. During World War 2, the Six Triple Eight was the first all-female, the all-black battalion deployed abroad.
Its goal was to assist the American Army, which was severely short on soldiers who could run its postal system due to the war.
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The battalion was transported to Britain in February 1945 after completing basic training in Georgia. The battalion’s first task after arriving in Birmingham was to sort through the estimated 17 million items of mail that had accumulated at the temporary post office over the course of two years.
It was anticipated that the enormous task would take up to six months to complete, but the Six Triple Eight’s diligence, cunning, and tenacity allowed it to be finished in just three. They had not only finished the backlog for the US Army, but also the backlogs for the French and the British.
Tyler Perry será o diretor do longa ‘Six Triple Eight’, da Netflix.
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The battalion was sent across the English Channel into liberated France to Rouen to handle another backlog after the task in Birmingham was finished. The Roeun backlog was cleared in October 1945.
The battalion would take part in the execution of Joan of Arc in a parade before being housed in an opulent hotel in Paris, where the remaining soldiers would enjoy the first-rate treatment. At this point, the war was over, the battalion had lost 300 members, and 200 more would be released from duty in January 1946.
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The battalions would be disbanded at Fort Dix, New Jersey, upon their return to the country in February 1946. There was no public acknowledgment of their military service at the time.
The battalion would be honored at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery many years later, in February 2009. Three former members of the unit, Alyce Dixon, Mary Ragland, and Gladys Shuster Carter, would be present. Ragland and Dixon would receive recognition from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the same year.
More Information About Six Triple Eight and Tyler Perry
It makes sense that Netflix would put its faith in Perry to produce another hit. Out of the three movies mentioned earlier, A Madea Homecoming and A Jazzman’s Blues both made it into the Top 10 on the streamer in 43 and 55 countries, respectively.
He also shared the stellar cast with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in the blockbuster Netflix film Don’t Look Up. The multi-hyphenate creator has also established himself through a broad range of endeavors, from comedic ones like his Madea franchise to more dramatic ones like For Colored Girls.
Tyler Perry Sets WWII Movie ‘Six Triple Eight’ at Netflix https://t.co/m1TuodxfKK
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 14, 2022
Producers Nicole Avant of Her Excellency Productions, Keri Selig of Intuition Productions, Carlota Espinosa, Angi Bones, and Tony Strickland of Tyler Perry Studios will work on Six Triple Eight with Perry. Peter Guber also joins as Mandalay Pictures’ executive producer.
As soon as the project’s work begins, we’ll have more information on Six Triple Eight. Check out Perry’s interview with Collider, in which he discusses A Madea Homecoming and other topics, in the interim.
Above, we talk about the movie’s release date, cast, and plot. Filming is scheduled to take place between January 9th and April 6th, 2023. Kindly read again if you missed some information about this show.
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