Get ready for more misery as A Series of Unfortunate Events has been renewed for a second season by Netflix.
According to a report by Variety, the announcement was made through the social media platforms of Netflix, which led fans to a web site called vastlyfrighteningdecision.com (a clever reference for fans of the books.)
There was a letter from author Lemony Snicket himself:
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,
A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the thirteen-book series of the same name that chronicles the travails of the three Baudelaire orphans as they survive one catastrophe after another and try to stay one step ahead of the nefarious Count Olaf. The first season is an adaptation of the first four books in the series: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, and the Miserable Mill.
The show stars Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire, Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire, Presley Smith as Sunny Baudelaire, Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, and Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket.
Read our reviews of the first season HERE.