Netflix News: Happy Gilmore 2 Coming, 3 Body Issues Renewed, Ongoing Family Drama

Lots of news coming out of Netflix today.

Even if we don’t have many details, we might as well start the discussion.

Here’s what we have.

A massive range

Adam Sandler revives Happy Gilmore

For fans of Adam Sandler, the film Happy Gilmore might be one of his greatest achievements.

Golfers rarely get movie star treatment despite the amount of money paid out to winners, but this 1996 film uses adversity to push him toward the big prize.

Today, Netflix announced that it would be reviving Mr. Gilmore, but little else is known.

Should any of Happy’s old rivals return?

Christopher McDonald played Happy’s rival, Shooter McGavin, and he mentioned the project in March.

It remains to be seen whether this means he will be there.

Screenshot of Merry Gilmore

Golf with Will Ferrell Greenlit

Timing is everything!

Is this a hint that Netflix is ​​hoping to get in on the “watching paint dry” excitement of live golf?

Will Ferrell will star in a new comedy he is co-creating with Ramy Youssef (who stars) and Ryan Johnson.

The series will focus on a fictional golf legend (Ferrell). No further details are available, including who Youssef will play in the series.

What do we know? It is a comedy and will have ten episodes. You are welcome!

Will Ferrell at the Celebrity Gold Invitational

3Renewed Body Problem – Story to Reach Its Conclusion

When a series is based on books, there are few things we don’t like more than ending before the finish line.

In recent years, American Gods has fallen just short of one of the book’s most crucial elements.

Luckily readers knew the conclusion, but it still sucked.

Today, Netflix ordered additional episodes of 3 Body Problem, its most expensive series to date (totaling around $20 million per episode for goodness sake).

Based on a trilogy by Cixin Liu, the story is complex and fascinating and certainly worth completing.

Creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss also renewed a deal with Netflix to bring even more content to the streaming service.

Hell as a game

Kevin Williamson family drama ordered

I regained hope when I saw this news, but it was quickly dashed by a few words.

According to Deadline, Kevin Williamson has been tapped to write The Waterfront for Netflix.

It is based on true events concerning the Buckley family, whose fishing empire is collapsing.

To regain control, they are pushed to resort to increasingly dangerous means to keep the situation afloat.

They had me in a family tragedy, and they lost me by “increasingly dangerous means.” Doesn’t this smack of potential criminal behavior?

Family dramas based on criminal behavior should not be called family dramas. Maybe I’m wrong, and the Buckleys will take legal risks, but somehow I doubt it.

The series will take Williamson back to his roots: he was born in North Carolina, Dawson’s Creek was set there and the Buckleys also did business there.

Kevin Williamson in 2023

Tim McGraw returns to television and westerns

Tim McGraw, who did a fantastic job playing James Dutton in the Yellowstone 1883 prequel, is ready to get back in the saddle.

He will star in a contemporary cowboy saga set in the world of professional horse riding.

The series does not currently have a title, but the series from creator, showrunner and executive producer Brandon Camp will follow a champion megastar (McGraw) who faces a life-or-death crossroads when an intrepid young horseman enters scene.

His presence will force McGraw’s character to think about everything from how he climbs to the secrets he hides.

Westerns are making a comeback thanks to Yellowstone, but not all are equal.

James in Livery - 1883 Season 1 Episode 1

Hallmark tried it with Ride and discovered how difficult it is to get the tone right.

It seems more likely that Netflix will have better luck.

After all, they were responsible for Godless, which was a fucking marvel.

Kate Hudson stars in Running Point

From the mind of Mindy Kaling comes Running Point, a new basketball comedy set to debut in 2025.

Hudson, who also serves as an executive producer, plays Isla Gordon, a woman who is unexpectedly named head of the family business – one of the most successful basketball franchises in the country.

Along with Hudson, Scott MacArthur and Drew Tarver will be Isla’s brothers, Max Greenfield will be her fiancé, and Brenda Song will be a high-profile staff member.

Kate Hudson on Howard Stern

In this sitcom, Isla is the only, often overlooked sister who takes over for her brother when he is forced to resign as president of the Los Angeles Waves basketball team.

No shock here, but just like with Rebecca Welton on Ted Lasso, the male-dominated arena will be skeptical of her ability to do the job, let alone do it well.

Kiera Knightly stars in The Woman in Cabin 10

If you don’t like TV shows, you might be interested in the upcoming thriller The Woman in Cabin 10.

Knightly stars in this film, based on the bestselling novel by Ruth Ware.

It follows a journalist on assignment on a luxury cruise who sees a passenger thrown overboard one night.

When she is told that all the passengers are present, and that she must be crazy, it only makes it harder for her to search for answers.

This looks like a good old-fashioned thriller like Quincy, which I’m currently watching on GET TV.

A nice standalone mystery is always worth watching.

Carissa Pavlica is an editor, editor and critic for TV Fanatic. She is a member of the Critic’s Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on and email him here at TV Fanatic.

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