Netflix has extended their production deal with Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions to make four more films, the company announced Friday.
Sandler first signed a production deal with Netflix in 2014, which was then extended in 2017. “The Ridiculous 6” was the first film Sandler made for Netflix, followed by “The Do-Over,” “Sandy Wexler,” “The Week Of,” “Murder Mystery” and “100% Fresh,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Additionally, Happy Madison produced “Father of the Year” and the upcoming “The Wrong Missy.”
According to Netflix, audiences have spent two billion hours watching his films since 2015, when “The Ridiculous 6” premiered. Additionally, the streamer noted that “Murder Mystery” was the most popular film on Netflix last year.
“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,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, 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.”
Sandler is currently starring in the critically acclaimed “Uncut Gems,” for which he was named Best Actor by the National Board of Review. “Murder Mystery,” his Netflix film in which he starred opposite Jennifer Aniston, won The People’s Choice Award for Best Comedy last year.
Later this year, he will star in the Netflix family film “Hubie Halloween” alongside Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, Kenan Thompson, Steve Buscemi and Michael Chiklis. He also has an animated feature film in the works which he will write, produce and star in as a voice actor.
Sandler’s films have grossed over $3 billion and include titles such as “Grown Ups,” “Billy Madison,” “Big Daddy” and “The Waterboy.”