Netflix’s chief content officer has defended the streaming service’s decision to team up with Adam Sandler for a multi-movie deal.
Sandler’s first film for Netflix, comedy western The Ridiculous 6, premiered in December to universally terrible reviews and currently holds a 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sandler’s second Netflix picture, The Do-Over, followed in May and holds a slightly better Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 5%.
“The two Adam Sandler movies premiered at No. 1 in every single territory of Netflix around the world. The Do-Over is still in the top 10 in nearly all of them,” chief content officer Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s been a hugely successful deal, and he’s got another one called Sandy [Wexler]. The thing that is most global on Netflix is Adam Sandler.”
Sandy Wexler, a comedy set in the world of showbusiness in ’90s LA, will debut on Netflix in 2017. It will be the third film in Sandler’s four-movie deal with the streaming service.
Meanwhile, new figures suggest that Netflix’s big summer hit Stranger Things could be even more popular than its other buzz-building original series House Of Cards and Making A Murderer.