Streaming giant Netflix announced plans for a ‘Happy Gilmore’ sequel during today’s Upfront presentation in New York, also that the original film’s star and co-writer Adam Sandler will reprise his role as the hot-headed hockey player-turned-golfer.

The news confirms long-standing rumours about a follow-up to the 1996 comedy classic.

In March, actor Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in the original film, revealed that Adam Sandler had written a first draft for a sequel when they ran into each other.

“I saw Adam about two weeks ago, and he says to me, ‘McDonald, you’re gonna love this,'” the actor had said. “I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘How about that?’ and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2.”

Actress Drew Barrymore also recently revealed that Sandler had told her about a Happy Gilmore 2 script.

The original movie told the story of an ice hockey player who takes up golf in order to save his grandmother’s home from foreclosure. The film was a box office success, earning $39 million on a $12 million budget.

Details over the sequel’s plot or a release date are yet to be announced.