Sequel to Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore happening at Netflix: Here's what we know so far

Find out everything we know about the sequel to Happy Gilmore in development at Netflix!

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Nearly three decades after the 1996 Adam Sandler cult classic Happy Gilmore hit the screens, the hilarious sports comedy is reportedly teeing up for a sequel -- this time, courtesy of Netflix! The film, known for its humor, memorable characters, and iconic one-liners, has been a fan favorite for years, so the news of a sequel has been met with a flurry of excitement!

For those who need a refresher, the original film, co-penned by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler, and directed by Dennis Dugan, follows Happy Gilmore an unsuccessful hockey player who discovers a unique talent for golf. The official synopsis, as per IMDb, for the 1996 gem reads:

"After his grandmothers house is repossessed by the IRS. A bad tempered hockey player takes his talents to golf to earn the big bucks and get his grandmothers house back."


With Adam Sandler's signature wit and charm at the helm, the sequel promises to deliver another dose of laughter and entertainment! So, if you're curious about the details of Happy Gilmore 2, you're in the right place! Join us as we dive into everything we know so far about the eagerly anticipated sequel below!

Everything we know about Happy Gilmore 2

Sequel announcement

Christopher McDonald
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In a recent interview with Audacy’s 92.3 The Fan, Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in the original film, revealed that a sequel to Happy Gilmore is in the works! He revealed that Adam Sandler himself showed him a draft of the sequel script and expressed his excitement about the project, urging fans to demand it:

"I saw Adam about two weeks ago, and he says, ‘McDonald, you’re gonna love this,', he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2 and I thought, ‘Wow, that would be awesome.’ So it’s in the works. Fans, demand it, damn it!"

via interview with Audacy’s 92.3 The Fan

Netflix's involvement

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As mentioned, the sequel to the 1996 sports comedy is reportedly in the works with Netflix, which aligns with Adam Sandler's ongoing relationship with the streaming service.

Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions, has a longstanding deal with Netflix, and he has produced and starred in several films for the platform such as Murder Mystery 2, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, along with voicing the title character in the animated film Leo.

However, at this time Netflix has yet to officially comment on the sequel's development, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, a representative for Adam Sandler also declined to comment on the sequel.

Current status

Dennis Dugan
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As of March 23, 2024, there is no confirmed release date for Happy Gilmore 2. However, fans shouldn't be too surprised as according to reports the sequel script is still in its early stages, and the project is in development. The creative team behind the sequel has not been officially announced, however, we can assume that if everything goes ahead Adam Sandler will reprise his iconic role, and Christopher McDonald will return to the sequel too.

At this time however, it is also unclear if the original director, Dennis Dugan, will be involved, but given the success of the first film, which grossed $41 million globally ($82 million today), and the long-standing relationship between Sandler and Dugan, there could be a potential for him to return also.

Until an official announcement is made by Adam Sandler's team or Netflix, we're mostly in the dark. However, as development progresses on the sequel, we're bound to uncover more details. So, keep your eyes peeled for further updates on this potential sequel!

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