The 54-year-old broke the news on Tuesday, July 19. In a video shared on Twitter and Instagram, she first quipped, "Can y'all believe this s**t? I done came on home to Netflix." She added, "I'm so excited to share that I'll be shooting my first Netflix comedy special."
"Oh, and in case you didn't hear, I'm also reuniting with my friend, my brother, director Mr. Lee Daniels on the Netflix film 'The Deliverance'," she added. "You won't want to miss either of them, so y'all stay tuned. And thank y’all my sweet babies. I love us for real."
The comedy special, which title remains unknown, is set to film in Atlanta later this year. Further details regarding the project will be announced in the coming months.
This arrived after Mo'Nique settled her lengthy legal battle with Netflix in June. The Oscar winner filed a lawsuit against the streaming service in 2019 but she has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit "including without limitation all claims alleged therein, with prejudice, with each party to bear her or its own costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees."
Mo'Nique initially accused Netflix of racial and gender discrimination after they offered her $500,000 for a comedy special. She insisted that they offered stars, such as Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, much more.
The comedienne claimed Netflix "did the opposite" when she asked them to reconsider her "discriminatory" pay offer. Her lawsuit stated, "The offer Netflix made Mo'Nique wreaked of discrimination; it perpetuated the pay gap suffered by Black women."
"Mo'Nique objected to Netflix's discriminatory pay offer, pointed out how it was discriminatory and asked Netflix to do the right thing by negotiating fair pay with her. In response, Netflix did the opposite," her suit further read. "It dug its heels in the ground, refused to negotiate fairly and stood behind its discriminatory offer."