Netflix gets Adam Sandler to make four more movies for the streaming platform

Netflix is staying in the Adam Sandler business.

The streaming platform announced Friday a deal extending the partnership with Sandler and his Happy Madison production company to include four more new Netflix movies.

They previously made waves in October 2014 with an exclusive deal for four films for the comedy star. He has since starred in The Ridiculous 6The Do-OverSandy WexlerThe Week Of, and Murder Mystery. He’s also made a stand-up comeback with 100% Fresh, and Happy Madison was behind Father of the Year and The Wrong Missy.

Not to mention his role in Noah Baumbach’s Netflix film, The Meyerowitz Stories (or Sandler’s more recent turn in the Safdie Brothers Uncut Gems).

Already on the docket for Sandler this coming year: Hubie Halloween (set in Salem, Mass., with a bunch of his usual comedy friends in tow), and an untitled animated feature.

“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,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “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.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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