The day before Netflix's adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events hit the streaming service, its Season 2 renewal was announced. Today, a foreboding clip and a new website tease the next go-round with the signature vibe of the novels and series.
The teaser, below, talks of snakes curling around people, traps being set and folks being forced to make "vastly frightening" decisions." Some letters and words are highlighted, and code-crackers are led to vastlyfrighteningdecision.com. There lies a letter from Lemony Snicket, the imaginary author behind whom stands real-life person Daniel Handler.
“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," reads the Snicket note. It continues:
"Some of you have even binged, a word which here means, ‘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 towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series.”
Snicket signs off with, "I hope you're happy. Because you won't be, ever again."
Upon A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 pickup in January, Daniel Handler said he and the team "hope to get the go-ahead to do Season 3, which...given how quickly young actors age and change, we’re trying to film everything as quickly as possible." Year two will explore books five through nine, after which there are four novels left.
Listen to the Back of the Class podcast talk about Netflix's addition of an offline sync mode in the episode below: