Adam Sandler Extends Netflix Deal To Make Four More Movies
Everyone combined has watched more than two billion hours of Sandler on Netflix.
Actor-comedian Adam Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison Productions, will make four more Netflix films part of an extended deal with the streaming giant, the company announced on Friday.
According to Netflix, subscribers watched two billion hours of Sandler, who partnered with the streaming platform back in 2014. The production deal was extended in 2017 and, in that timeframe, he has made six movies for Netflix. These include The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, The Week Of, Murder Mystery, and 100% Fresh. The last two were especially successful for both parties, with Murder Mystery topping Netflix's most-popular releases of 2019 and 100% Fresh scoring Sandler an Emmy nomination.
Ya'll watched 2 billion — yes *billion* — hours of Sandler on Netflix. Now the Sandman is making four more movies at Netflix.— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 31, 2020
"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's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said. "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."
Netflix has not provided any details about these four upcoming Sandler films, including release dates. However, reports are circulating that Sandler will write, produce, and lend his voice to an animated feature for Netflix. Sandler's next Netflix project is the family comedy Hubie Halloween, which co-stars Julie Bowen, Kenan Thompson, Kevin James, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, Steve Buscemi, and more. It's expected to arrive on Netflix later this year and features Sandler as a producer of the film and writer of the screenplay.
Adam Sandler's last big motion-picture film, the crime thriller Uncut Gems, has received near-universal acclaim and a slew of accolades, including awards for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay from the National Board of Review. We awarded the film an 8/10 in our Uncut Gems review, saying, "Uncut Gems will get your heart pumping from 0 to 80 in seconds, and it will be hard to forget such an achievement." Despite Sandler's excellent performance in the film, he was not nominated for an Oscar, so prepare for a purposefully awful movie from the actor-comedian sometime in the near future.