Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler is set to reprise his role as the titular character Image Credit: Netflix/X

Adam Sandler’s iconic Happy Gilmore film is getting a sequel from Netflix, with the American actor set to reprise his role in the popular golf movie.

Netflix announced the film during its upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday afternoon in New York City, before confirming the news on X, formerly Twitter.

In the original film, Sandler plays Happy Gilmore, a hockey player with anger management issues who discovers a talent for golf. Happy joins the golf tour circuit to earn money to save his grandmother’s house and competes against arrogant pro Shooter McGavin, played by Christopher McDonald. The supporting cast also included Julie Bowen and Carl Weathers.

McDonald has previously hinted at returning to his role in the sequel.

“I saw Adam [Sandler] about two weeks ago, and he says to me, ‘McDonald, you’re gonna love this,'” McDonald said during a radio interview last month.

“I said, ‘What? ‘He says, ‘How about that,’ and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2.'”

Happy Gilmore made nearly $40 million at the worldwide box office in 1996, and earned a cult following from golf fans, who still quote iconic lines from the movie almost 30 years later.