This is good news for everyone except the Baudelaire children. Variety has reported that Netflix has renewed A Series of Unfortunate Events for a second season.
Lemony Snicket wrote a letter to fans, which reads:
It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events. Some of you have even binged, a word which here mans, “Watched several episodes right in a row, despite having much better things to do with your time.”
To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains toward a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series. Even as we speak, set buildings, costume designers and trauma specialists are snapping into action, the better to bring you even more upsetting episodes, all because of your reputed enthusiasm for this grim so-called family programming.
I hope you’re happy. Because you won’t be, ever again.
With all due respect,
The renewal comes as no surprise as many critics praised the first season, which focused on the first four books of the series – The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window and The Miserable Mill.
Daniel Handler, the real Lemony Snicket, has previously said that the second season would follow a similar fashion as the first season. With that in mind, the second season will probably focus on books five through eight – The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village and The Hostile Hospital.
The show stars Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, the narrator of the books, as he recounts the terrible misfortunes of the Baudelaire children, whose parents (played by Cobie Smulders and Will Arnett) supposedly died in a house fire that burned down their house.
Neil Patrick Harris plays the series’ antagonist Count Olaf, the original guardian of the Baudelaire children who wanted their fortune and hatches various plans to kill the orphans and get their fortunes.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) March 13, 2017
Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes and Presley Smith portray Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, the three Baudelaire orphans who are being shuffled from guardian to guardian as something bad has happened to their other guardians.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is available for streaming on Netflix.