Netflix Officially Announces Happy Gilmore 2 with Adam Sandler

A sequel to Happy Gilmore is officially coming to Netflix.

The streamer officially announced Happy Gilmore 2 with Adam Sandler returning in the starring role during its upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday.

Released in 1996, Happy Gilmore starred Sandler as a failed hockey player with a power slapshot and massive temper who tries his hand at golf. Nearly three decades later, it remains one of Sandler’s most beloved comic ventures.

Sandler previously expressed interest in making a Happy Gilmore sequel in a 2021. At the time, he floated the possibility of centering the film around a senior golf tournament, but cautioned that nothing had been written.

However, earlier this year, Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in the original film, let it slip that Sandler was working on a draft for Happy Gilmore 2. Sandler’s longtime friend and collaborator Drew Barrymore subsequently confirmed (via Sandler himself) that the project was “in process.”


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Netflix did not divulge any additional cast members or plot details in today’s announcements, but presumably McDonald will return as McGavin. Unfortunately, fellow cast members Carl Weathers (who played Chubbs) and Joe Flaherty (who played the heckler Donald) both passed away earlier this year, and Bob Barker died in 2023.

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