"Whether you know him as Sandman, the Water Boy, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Nick Spitz or simply Adam, one thing is clear: our members can't get enough of him," Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said in a press release. "They love his stories and his humor, as we saw with Murder Mystery. So I could not be more excited to extend our partnership with Adam and the Happy Madison team and deliver more laughs around the world."
The streaming provider announced that two productions are currently in progress, including the "family film" Hubie Halloween with Kevin James and Kenan Thompson and an animated feature written by and starring Sandler.
Included in Friday's announcement was a handy rundown of Sandler-focused facts, including Netflix's claim that subscribers have spent "more than 2 billion hours" watching Sandler projects on Netflix since 2015. Furthermore, Murder Mystery—released in 2019 and co-starring Jennifer Aniston—is said to be the most popular movie on the platform in the U.S.
Those who have closely followed Uncut Gems coverage will recall that Sandler previously vowed during an interview with Howard Stern that he would "come back and do [a movie] again that is so bad on purpose just to make you all pay" if he didn't bag an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Howard Ratner. With any luck, perhaps something like that will be cooked up as part of this Netflix re-up.